A St. Scholastica English professor was recently named a Fulbright scholar, and had the opportunity to spend five months traveling and studying in the United Kingdom. He'll discuss his research and findings about a historically significant poem during a free talk at 3:40 p.m. Friday, Dec. 4 in Tower Hall room 4119.
Professor William Hodapp's presentation is titled "A King, a Poem, and a Journey: On the Road in the UK with William Fulbright and James I of Scotland."
From January through May of this year, Hodapp was a US-UK Fulbright Scholar at Durham University in Durham, England. Hodapp conducted archival research related to James I of Scotland's early Scots narrative poem, "The Kingis Quair." It's a noteworthy text because it bridges cultures, genres, subjects, and dialects. Composed near the early fifteenth century, the poem exists in only one manuscript copy. In his presentation, Hodapp will review his Fulbright experience and his findings and results to date on "The Kingis Quair."
Hodapp coordinates St. Scholastica's Medieval and Renaissance Studies program. He has published on medieval classicism, poetry, devotional writing, and drama, on teaching medieval and early modern studies, and on cinematic medievalism.
Hodapp's talk is part of a faculty colloquium series now in its ninth year. The series provides visibility to diverse research projects by faculty members in St. Scholastica's School of Arts and Letters. The presentation is free and open to the public, and refreshments will be provided.