Beck Lecture Series Welcomes Pushcart Prize Winner Jeffrey Hammond
Posted: September 20, 2000
An expert on 17th century Puritanism who also writes creative non-fiction on topics such as "Golf Dreams and Rabbit Ears" will be the next guest lecturer at the Beck Lecture Series at Denison University. Jeffrey Hammond will speak on Early American Literature at 3:30 p.m. on Monday (Oct. 2) in the Barney Davis Boardroom. Later that day at 8 p.m. in the Slayter Hall Faculty Lounge he will read from his non-fiction essays.
Hammond has published three books in his primary field of early American literature: his most recent, "The American Puritan Elegy: A Literary and Cultural Study," has earned him a National Endowment for the Humanities fellowship for his research; "Sinful Self, Saintly Self"; and "Edward Taylor: Fifty Years of Scholarship and Criticism." He is presently working on a collection of autobiographical essays and a literary study of the gospel of Mark. His articles and reviews have appeared in numerous journals such as Early American Literature, The New England Quarterly and Religion and Literature.
Hammond serves on the editorial board of Early American Literature and was also on the governing board of the Society of Early Americanists. He is a member of the American Literature Association and the Modern Language Association.
Some of his creative non-fiction pieces are "Republicans and Money," "Lighted Windows, Hidden Lives" and "I Want to Jump But I'm Afraid I'll Fall: Confessions of a Rock 'n Roll Snob." His essays have been published in many journals including The Antioch Review, The Southern Humanities Review, The American Scholar, Sport Literate and Salmagundi.
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