Experience Penn in Paris at Bibliothèque Nationale de France

Retrouvez Penn à la BNF ! 


Crédit photos: Alain Goustard/BnF


Sunday, April 30, 2017

Location: Bibliothèque nationale de France, François-Mitterrand Site Main Entrance, Salle 70 
Price: $30/€35 includes tour, lecture, and reception 

Why does using rare materials matter in teaching literature? Find out during a lecture and reception with Penn English Professor and former Dean of the School of Arts and Sciences Rebecca Bushnell. Then discover the BnF’s history, architecture, and reading rooms on a private, 90 minute tour. This event is co-sponsored by The Penn Club of France and The Penn Fund

Tickets are limited and nonrefundable. REGISTER HERE

Rebecca Bushnell is the School of Arts and Sciences Board of Overseers Professor of English at the University of Pennsylvania, where she has taught since 1982. She received a BA from Swarthmore, an MA from Bryn Mawr, and a Ph.D in Comparative Literature from Princeton University. Her books include Prophesying Tragedy: Sign and Voice in Sophocles' Theban Plays; Tragedies of Tyrants: Political Thought & Theater in The English Renaissance; A Culture of Teaching: Early Modern Humanism in Theory and Practice; and Green Desire, a study of early modern English gardening books. She has also published A Companion to Tragedy and Tragedy: A Short Introduction. Her new book is called Tragic Time in Drama, FIlm, and Videogames: The Future in the Instant. She is now working on editing a multi-volume Cultural History of Tragedy

Professor Bushnell has received an ACLS research fellowship and the Lindback Award for Distinguished Teaching, as well as an NEH grant for Teaching with Technology. Professor Bushnell served as Associate Dean for the Humanities in the School of Arts and Sciences from 1998-2003, Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences from 2003-2004, and Dean of the School of Arts and Sciences from 2005-2013. She was President of the Shakespeare Association of America. She is also a member of the Board of Trustees of the Library Company of Philadelphia, Princeton Day School, and the Folger Shakespeare Library, and a member of the Advisory Board of Managers of the Morris Arboretum.