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Southeastern professors host six-week series on Elizabeth I at Covington library

Contact: Christina Chapple


     HAMMOND – Two Southeastern Louisiana University professors are hosting a six-week series of readings and discussions about the life and times of Elizabeth I of England.

     Offered as part of the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities’ Readings in Literature and Culture (RELIC) series and cosponsored by the Louisiana Library Association, the programs will be held at the St. Tammany Parish Library Covington branch, 310 W. 21st Ave., on Wednesdays, Oct. 15-Nov. 9, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

     “‘Elizabeth I of England and Her Times’ will offer area residents the opportunity to look into this turbulent world that included Elizabeth’s willfulness and Mary Stuart’s intrigues, Protestant England’s clash with and victory over powerful Catholic Spain, economic change at home and exploration abroad, and the dazzling era of Shakespeare,” said Robison, head of Southeastern’s Department of History and Political Science, who will be joined by his colleague Eva Gold, professor of English.

     The six sessions are “The Tudors, the Reformation, and Young Elizabeth”; “A Woman Monarch in the Age of the Renaissance Man”; “The Gathering Storm: Queen of Scots and King of Spain”; “The Armada and the Anglo-Spanish War”; “Elizabethan Society”; and “London, Shakespeare, and the Passing of the Age.”

     Along with samples of period art, literature and music, text to be used in the program are “The Life of Elizabeth I” by Alison Weir, “The Armada” by Garrett Mattingly, “Elizabeth’s London: Everyday Life in Elizabethan London” by Liza Picard, and “Shakespeare Alive!,” edited by Joseph Papp and Elizabeth Kirkland.

     The Readings in Literature and Culture (RELIC) series of programs for the adults in public libraries is LEH’s longest running program. Pre-registration is strongly encouraged. For more information, call 985-893-6280, ext. 106.

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