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Hoover to lecture on Wendell Berry’s ‘Sabbath Poems’

MILLIGAN COLLEGE, TN (Nov. 5, 2010) — Dr. Heather Hoover will deliver a lecture titled “‘Now we may rest in hope’: Celebration, Creation, and Community in Wendell Berry’s Sabbath Poems” on Thursday, Nov. 18, at 7 p.m. at the Milligan College Hyder Auditorium. The lecture is free and open to the public.

Hoover is assistant professor of English and composition and the director of writing at Milligan. The subject of her lecture, Wendell Berry, is a Kentucky farmer and poet who has turned out 11 novels and short story collections, 16 volumes of essays and 14 books of poems. Berry typically walks his farm on Sunday afternoons after church, musing and pondering. One result is his series of “Sabbath Poems.”

Hoover holds a doctor of philosophy degree from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, having written and defended a dissertation titled “Faith and Field: Christianity, the Environment, and Five Contemporary American Poets.”

This lecture is the first in an emerging series of lectures featuring the research and publication of members of the Milligan faculty.

For more information about Milligan College, visit www.milligan.edu.


MILLIGAN COLLEGE is a Christian liberal arts college in Northeast Tennessee whose vision is to change lives and shape culture through a commitment to servant leadership. The college offers more than 100 majors, minors, pre-professional degrees and concentrations in a variety of fields, along with graduate and adult degree completion programs.  To learn more about Milligan College, visit www.milligan.edu or call 800-262-8337.

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