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Grace Tiffany reads from newest book

Dec. 3, 2006

KALAMAZOO-- Dr. Grace Tiffany, WMU professor of English, will read from and talk about her new book, "Love's Pilgrimage: The Holy Journey in English Renaissance Literature," at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 7, on the 10th floor of Sprau Tower. Her talk is free and open to the public.

Tiffany's book explores accounts of the pilgrimage in Protestant poetry and prose, including the work of Edmund Spenser, William Shakespeare, John Donne, John Milton and John Bunyan. Tiffany's discussion of these authors' works illuminates her larger claim that the imaginative importance of the pilgrimage persisted and manifested itself in various ways in English culture, despite the fact that in the 16th century, such pilgrimages to saints' shrines disappeared from English life--along with the shrines themselves.

Tiffany's presentation is the fall semester's keynote talk for the WMU Department of English's Scholarly Speakers Series. The series' keynote talk each semester features a WMU faculty member who has published a new book.

Media contact: Mark Schwerin, (269) 387-8400, mark.schwerin@wmich.edu

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