SMU Gilbert Lecture Series - Dr. Sharon Weltman



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Dallas Hall 306, McCord Auditorium
3225 University Blvd
Dallas, Texas 75205

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Greetings from the Department of English at Southern Methodist University! 

We invite you to attend our first Gilbert Lecture of the academic year where we will have writer and author Dr. Sharon Weltman, from Texas Christian University, speak. Please be sure to review her bio located below. The event will be on Thursday, November 3rd. There will be a reception at 6:00 pm and the lecture will start at 6:30 pm. We hope to see you there!

Bio: Sharon Aronofsky Weltman is Professor and Chair of English at TCU and Belcher Visiting Fellow in Victorian Studies at St Hugh’s College, Oxford University. Her research ranges across time and discipline from the Victorian author John Ruskin to the Broadway musical Sweeney Todd. A co-editor of Nineteenth-Century Theatre and Film, her publications include Victorians on Broadway: Literature, Adaptation, and the Modern American Musical, winner of the 2021 SCMLA book award (University of Virginia Press, 2020); Performing the Victorian: John Ruskin and Identity in Theater, Science, and Education (Ohio State University Press, 2007), and Ruskin’s Mythic Queen: Gender Subversion in Victorian Culture (Outstanding Academic Book, Choice magazine, Ohio State University Press, 1999). Her article “Melodrama, Purimspiel, and Jewish Emancipation” on the first Anglo-Jewish woman playwright—Elizabeth Polack—won the 2020 Nineteenth Century Studies Association Best Article Prize, and her essay “Performing Goblin Market” was named Kurt Weill Foundation Award Finalist for Best Essay on Musical Theater in 1999. In 2014, she directed the National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Seminar for College and University Teachers “Performing Dickens: Oliver Twist and Great Expectations on Page, Stage, and Screen.” She has won multiple teaching and research awards as well as grants and fellowships.