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Adrian to lecture at UVa-Wise on Oct. 20

John Mark Adrian, assistant professor of English at The University of Virginia’s College at Wise, will explore the historical basis of local identify, and how it was transformed in the second half of the 16th century, during a lecture set for Wednesday,  Oct. 20 on campus.

The event, sponsored by the UVa-Lecture Committee, begins at 1 p.m. in the Chapel of All Faiths. “Local Negotiations of English Nationhood in the 16th Century” is the title of Adrian’s lecture.

The parish, town and the country profoundly influenced English men and women during the age of emerging nationhood, Adrian says. In his lecture, Adrian will examine how local identify was transformed. He will also explore how it was deployed by early modern writers to mediate the larger political, religious and cultural changes of the 16th and 17th centuries.

Adrian teaches courses on Renaissance literature and directs the College’s Honors Program. He has published articles on 16th and 17th century literature and culture in several journals. In his lecture, Adrian will share the fruits of the research he completed during a recent sabbatical.

UVa-Wise students receive cultural activities credit for attending this event.

For more information, contact the Office of College Relations at 276-328-0130.