Cameron University Visiting Writers Series to feature poet/scholar Julie Chappell

The Cameron University Department of English and Foreign Languages Visiting Writers Series will present poet/scholar Julie Chappell on Friday, September 29, at 7 p.m. in the CETES Conference Center. The event is open to the public at no charge. Chappell will read from “Faultlines: One Woman’s Shifting Boundaries,” her first volume of poetry.

Chappell is a Professor of English at Tarleton State University, where she teaches medieval and early modern literature and creative writing. She is currently working on a second volume of poetry, “Made Habits of a Life,” as well as a memoir, “The Jail/House Rocked,” which focuses on her life as the daughter of a sheriff. Chappell’s poetry and prose have appeared in several anthologies and journals.

Her scholarly writing has focused primarily on women’s lives and texts from the 14th to the 18th centuries. She is the author or co-editor of many books of scholarship, including the monograph “Perilous Passages: The Book of Margery Kempe, 1534-1934” and a recently published collection of essays, “Bad Girls and Transgressive Women in Popular Television, Fiction, and Film.”  With Kamille Stone Stanton, she has edited two collections of scholarly essays on 18th century literature and culture, “Transatlantic Literature in the Long Eighteenth Century” and “Spectacle, Sex, and Property in Eighteenth-Century Literature and Culture.” She also co-edited an anthology of creative poetry and prose, “Writing Texas” as well as “Women During the English Reformations: Renegotiating Gender and Religious Identify.” 

Chappell’s appearance is made possible by Cameron University Lectures and Concerts and is cosponsored by Sigma Tau Delta.

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September 25, 2017