April 12, 2007


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LEWISBURG, Pa. – Michael Payne, professor of English at Bucknell, will give the retirement lecture, "Late Style from Shakespeare and Bach to Edward Said," Monday, April 23, at 7:30 p.m. in the Forum of the Elaine Langone Center at Bucknell.

Payne, who will retire this spring, joined the Bucknell faculty in 1969. During his tenure at the University, he has served as Presidential Professor of English, John P. Crozer Professor of English Literature, and department chair.

He is the recipient of numerous awards including the Lindback Award for Distinguished Teaching and the Bucknell Class of 1956 Lectureship for Inspirational Teaching. He also served as director of the Bucknell University Press and associate editor for Bucknell Review.

He has been honored with several grants and fellowships including Bucknell faculty research grants, a National Endowment for the Humanities research fellowship, a research fellowship with the Folger Shakespeare Library, and a visiting scholar position with the Warburg Institute at the University of London.

Noted author

Payne has published several books and numerous articles. His most recent books include The Greenblatt Reader; Life.after.theory; Renaissance Literature: An Anthology; Reading Knowledge: An Introduction to Barthes, Foucault, and Althusser; Dictionary of Cultural and Critical Theory; Reading Theory: An Introduction to Lacan, Derrida, and Kristeva; and The Bucknell Lectures in Literary Theory, 12 volumes.

Recent Articles have appeared in College Literature, Review of Education, Pedagogy, and Cultural Studies, and Presses Univérsitaires François-Rabelais.

A graduate of the University of California, Berkeley, and Southern Oregon College, Payne holds his doctorate from the University of Oregon.

His areas of specialization are Shakespeare and Renaissance literature, literary theory and criticism, and Biblical literature.

Payne's regularly offered courses at Bucknell include Shakespeare, Renaissance Literature, Biblical Literature, Children’s Literature, Seminar in Critical Theory, Foundation Seminar on Myth Reason, and Faith.

Posted April 12, 2007

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