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Last Lecture - La Dernière Leçon
This year's Last Lecture - La Dernière Leçon- will be delivered by Joe Andriano on Thursday, April 28, at 4:00 PM in Oliver Hall, Room 112. The title of the lecture is "Archetypes of the Haunted Mind in Literature
Dr. Andriano has been on the English department faculty here for thirty-seven years. He has been on the graduate faculty for almost thirty years and has had a long and distinguished career both as a writer, and as a scholar, and teacher. In addition to many scholarly articles, two of which were reprinted in anthologies, he wrote two books, both of which remain in print and continue to be cited. As a result of his books, he gained a national and international reputation in the 1990s as a scholar of the fantastic in literature and film. His second book, Immortal Monster, is now often cited as a major contribution to studies on the social/cultural significance of monsters. He has devoted his energies toward the writing of fiction, which he plans to continue full-time after retirement. He has published several short stories, and has recently completed a novel which was a semi-finalist in the New Century Writer Awards Contest (New Haven, CT), and the Faulkner Pirates’
Alley contest. He hopes to publish the novel soon.
In 1994, Dr. Andriano was selected by the USL Foundation as a Distinguished Professor. He has been a very popular instructor, his classes usually filling up and garnering strong evaluations. He developed many innovative graduate seminars and upper-division undergrad courses, including several cross-disciplinary Humanities courses, two of which involved mingling of the arts and sciences. Dr. Andriano has advised, mentored, and inspired numerous students at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. He has directed a total of eleven M.A. theses and twenty-four Ph.D. dissertations. During his years at UL Lafayette, Dr. Andriano has served as Assistant Department Head for five years, Graduate Coordinator for six years, and Director of Developmental English for three years. He has always been a most respected colleague, teacher, and scholar.
Please join us for The Last Lecture on Thursday to celebrate Joe and his remarkable career.