Indiana State University: More. From day one.

The Joseph S. Schick Lectures

in Language, Literature and Lexicography

Joseph S. SchickThanks to a generous bequest from Joseph S. Schick, Professor Emeritus of English at Indiana State University, the Department of English is able to host the Joseph S. Schick Lectures in Language, Literature, and Lexicography. According to the conditions of Professor Schick's will, "Eminent scholars . . . will be invited to present lectures on the literature, language and lexicography of the United States . . . and Great Britain. The topics of the lectures will be limited to the period before 1900."

Multi-Purpose Joseph S. Schick Reception Room

Schick Room Progress

The Joseph S. Schick Reception Room (Root Hall) serves as a reception area after the Schick Lectures, as the location of the Department’s holiday party, and as a place to gather after the Pfennig Scholars Award Ceremony. Please join us at any of the Schick Lectures and enjoy the comfort the reception room affords.

An Overview

Beginning in 1988, the Department has hosted from four to eight Schick Lecturers a year. Scholars from around the United States--and from England, Ireland, Scotland, and Wales--have presented formal lectures related to periods before 1900. As part of their visits, these scholars have also presented informal talks on contemporary topics, read from their works, and visited literature classes and writers' workshops.

The Schick Library

To enhance the Schick Lectures, the Department purchases copies of all in-print books authored or edited by Schick Lecturers. After they are signed, they are placed in the Department's collection, which currently includes over 1,200 volumes. The collection, which is housed in glass-fronted bookcases that line the lecture room, is available for research and reading by faculty, graduate students, and undergraduate students.

 

Schick Lecturers

A

  • Abrahams, Roger D.—University of Pennsylvania, Fall 1992
  • Abrams, M. H.—Cornell University, Fall 1991
  • Aers, David—Duke University, Fall 1996
  • Algeo, John—University of Georgia, Spring 1993
  • Alker, Sharon—Whitman College, Fall 2012
  • Alter, Robert—University of California—Berkeley, Spring 1994
  • Anderson, David D.—Michigan State University, Spring 1995
  • Andrews, William L.—University of North Carolina—Chapel Hill, Spring 2007
  • Andriano, Joseph—University of Louisiana—Lafayette, Spring 2006
  • Armstrong, Nancy—Brown University, Spring 1995
  • Auchincloss, Louis—Scholar, Fall 1995
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B

  • Backscheider, Paula—Auburn University, Fall 2011
  • Bailey, Richard W.—University of Michigan, Spring 2004
  • Baker, Jr., Houston A.—Scholar. Spring 1989
  • Banta, Martha—University of Chicago, Spring 1993
  • Bate, Jonathan—University of Oxford, Spring 2013
  • Baym, Nina—University of Illinois, Fall 1989
  • Benson, Larry D.—Harvard University, Spring 1991
  • Bercovitch, Sacvan. —Harvard University, date uncertain.
  • Bernard–Donals, Michael—University of Wisconsin, Fall 2008
  • Bevington, David—University of Chicago, Spring 2006, Fall 2010
  • Bjork, Robert E.—Louisiana State University, Fall 2003
  • Borck, Jim Springer—Louisiana State University, Fall 2003
  • Bronner, Simon J.— Pennsylvania State University—Harrisburg, Fall 1994, Fall 2002, Fall 2005
  • Brooks, Cleanth—Yale University, Fall 1991
  • Brown, Mary Ellen—Indiana University, Fall 2008
  • Bruccoli, Matthew—University of South Carolina, Fall 2007
  • Brunvand, Jan Harold—University of Utah, Fall 1990
  • Buell, Lawrence—Harvard University, Spring 2000
  • Busby, Mark—Director for the Center for the Study of the Southwest, Spring 2000
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C

  • Cable, Thomas—University of Texas—Austin, Spring 1995
  • Camargo, Martin—University of Illinois, Spring 2013
  • Carby, Hazel V.—Yale University, Spring 1996
  • Carey, Brycchan—Kingston University, London, Fall 2010
  • Caretta, Vincent—University of Maryland, Spring 2013
  • Cassidy, Frederic G.—University of Wisconsin, Fall 1989
  • Cope, Kevin—Louisiana State University, Fall 2008
  • Copeland, Edward—Pomona College, Spring 2013
  • Cramer, Jeffrey—The Thoreau Institute, Fall 2012
  • Crane, Susan—Rutgers University, Spring 2001
  • Culler, Jonathan—Cornell University, Spring 1994
  • Cutter, Martha—University of Connecticut, Spring 2008
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D

  • Dance, Daryl Cumber—University of Richmond, Fall 2002
  • Davidson, Cathy N.—Duke University, Fall 2004
  • de Caro, Frank—Louisiana State University, Fall 2002
  • Deane, Seamus—University of Notre Dame, Spring 1998
  • Douglas–Fairhurst, Robert—University of Oxford, Fall 2012
  • Duckworth, Alistair M.—University of Florida—Gainesville, Spring 1999
  • Dugaw, Dianne M.—University of Oregon, Fall 1996
  • Duncan, Ian—University of California—Berkeley, Fall 2010
  • Duncan-Jones, Katherine—University of Oxford, Fall 2010
  • Dundes, Alan—University of California—Berkeley, Fall 1997
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E

  • Eagleton, Terry—Linacre College in Oxford, Fall 1992
  • Eaves, Morris—University of Rochester, Spring 2007
  • Emerson, Everett—University of North Carolina—Chapel Hill, Spring 1994
  • Evenson, Brian—Brown University, Fall 2007
  • Ezell, Margaret J. M.—Texas A & M University, Fall 1995
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F

  • Fallon, Stephen M.—University of Notre Dame, Spring 2009
  • Fergus, Jan—Leheigh University, Fall 2007
  • Fine, Gary Alan - Northwestern University, Fall 2005
  • Fish, Stanley - University of Illinois—Chicago, Spring 2003
  • Fisher, John H. - University of Tennessee, Spring 1991
  • Fishkin, Shelly Fisher—Stanford University, Spring 2012
  • Flannery, James W.— Emory University, Fall 1995
  • Fludernik, Monica—University of Freiburg, Germany, Spring 2010
  • Folsom, Ed—University of Iowa, Spring 2010
  • Forrest, Leon—Northwestern University, Spring 1991
  • Foster, Frances Smith—Emory University, Fall 2005
  • Fox-Genovese, Elizabeth—Emory University, Fall 1997
  • Franklin, H. Bruce—Rutgers University, Fall 1991
  • French, Marilyn—Spring 1992
  • Friedman, John Block—University of Illinois, Fall 2013
  • Fussel, Paul—University of Pennsylvania, Fall 1993
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G

  • Gallagher, Katherine—University of California—Berkeley, Spring 1997
  • Gates, Jr., Henry Louis—Harvard University, Spring 1990
  • Gillespie, Michael—Florida International University, Fall 2009
  • Gioia, Dana—Spring 2001
  • Glassie, Henry—Indiana University, Fall 1990, Fall 2010
  • Green, Richard Firth—The Ohio State University, Fall 2013
  • Greenblatt, Stephen—Harvard University, Fall 1989
  • Greenspan, Ezra—Southern Methodist University,
  • Gubar, Susan—Indiana University, Fall 1992
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H

  • Haggerty, George—University of California—Riverside, Fall 2004
  • Hall, Donald—Poet, Fall 1998, Fall 1990, Fall 1998, Spring 2005
  • Hansen, William—Indiana University, Fall 2004
  • Harmon, Claire—Columbia University, Fall 2010
  • Harper, Michael S.—Brown University, Spring 2001
  • Harris, Trudier—University of North Carolina—Chapel Hill, Spring 2008
  • Hart, Ellen Louise—University of California—Santa Cruz, Fall 2011
  • Hirsch, Edward—Guggenheim Foundation, Spring 2010
  • Hobsbaum, Philip—University of Glasgow, Spring 1991
  • Hoffman, Daniel—University of Pennsylvania, Fall 1994
  • Hunter, J. Paul—University of Virginia, Fall 2011
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I

  • Ives (Sandy), Edward D—University of Maine, Fall 1996
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J

  • Jabbour, Alan—American Folklore Center, Library of Congress, Fall 2001
  • Jiménez, Francisco—Santa Clara University, Spring 2006
  • Johanningsmeier, Charles A.—University of Nebraska, Spring 2012
  • Johnson, Claudia L.—Princeton University, Spring 1999
  • Juhasz, Suzanne—University of Colorado—Boulder, Spring 2012
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K

  • Kavanagh, John—Yeats Society, Fall 2001
  • Kennedy, J. Gerald—Louisiana State University, Fall 2000
  • Kennedy, Norman—Marshfield School of Weaving, Fall 1996
  • Kenner, Hugh—University of Georgia, 1990
  • Kermode, Frank—Yale University, Spring 1994
  • Kincaid, James R.—University of Southern California, Fall 2003
  • Kinzie, Mary—Northwestern University, Spring 2001
  • Knight, Stephen—Cardiff University,Wales, Spring 2005
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L

  • Labov, William—University of Pennsylvania, Fall 2003
  • Langlois, Janet—Wayne State University, Fall 2005
  • Lemay, J. A. Leo—University of Delaware, Spring 2005
  • Lighter, J. E.—
  • Lindahl, Carl—University of Houston, Fall 2003, Spring 2003
  • Lord, Albert B.—Harvard University, Spring 1990
  • Lowe, John—Louisiana State University, Fall 2004
  • Lyle, Emily—University of Edinbourgh, Fall 2008
  • Lynch Jack—Rutgers University, Spring 2014
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M

  • MacKay, Carol Hanbery—University of Texas, Spring 1992
  • MacKethan, Lucinda H.—North Carolina State University, Spring 2004
  • Major, Clarence—University of California—Davis, Fall 2010
  • May, James—Pennsylvania State University—DuBois, Fall 2009
  • Malone, Bill C.—Tulane University, Fall 2000
  • Martin, Terrence—Indiana University, Fall 1992
  • Martin, Wendy—Claremont Graduate School, Fall 2012
  • McCall, Dan—Cornell University, Fall 2001
  • McKeon, Michael—Rutgers University, Spring 2009
  • McMaster, Juliet—University of Alberta, Spring 2013
  • Mechling, Jay—University of California—Davis, Fall 2005
  • Mieder, Wolfgang—University of Vermont, Fall 1998, Fall 2005
  • Miller, J. Hillis—University of California—Irvine, Spring 1990
  • Minkova, Donka—University of California—Los Angeles, Spring 1997
  • Moloney, Mick—NYU, Fall 2010
  • Muldoon, Paul—Princeton University, Spring 2008
  • Mulford, Carla—Pennsylvania State University, Spring 2005
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N

  • Nelson, Cary—University of Illinois, Summer 1991
  • Nelson, Holly Faith—Trinity Western University, Fall 2012
  • Nicolaisen, W.F.H.—State University of New York—Binghamton, Fall 1989
  • Niles, John D. (Jack)—University of Wisconsin—Madison, Spring 2008
  • Nussbaum, Felicity A.—University of California—Los Angeles, Fall 2005
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O

  • Orgel, Stephen—Stanford University, Fall 1994
  • Oring, Elliot—California State University—Los Angeles, Fall 2000
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P

  • Pearsall, Derek—Harvard University, Spring 1991
  • Peck, Russell A.—University of Rochester, Fall 2007
  • Pizer, Donald—Tulane, Spring 1990
  • Pritchard, William H.—Amherst College, Fall 2000, Spring 2006
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Q

R

  • Rambuss, Richard—Emory University, Spring 2008
  • Rampersad, Arnold—Stanford University, Spring 2013
  • Rasmussen, Eric—University of Nevada—Reno, Spring 2014
  • Read, Allen Walker—Columbia University, Fall 1988
  • Reilly, Patrick—University of Glasgow, Summer 1992
  • Richetti, John—University of Pennsylvania, Spring 2014
  • Ritchie, Jean—Fall 1991
  • Robinson, Tim—Spring 1998
  • Romines, Ann—George Washington University, Spring 2010
  • Roznowski, Tom—Musician, Scholar, Fall 2004 and Fall 2009
  • Russell, Ian—University of Aberdeen, Fall 2008
  • Ryan, Michael—National Museum of Ireland, Spring 1991
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S

  • Sanders, Scott Russell—Indiana University, Fall 2009
  • Scharnhorst, Gary—University of New Mexico, Spring 2000
  • Schiff, Stacy - Spring 2005
  • Schoenbaum, Samuel—University of Maryland, Spring 1992
  • Schoenfeldt, Michael C.—University of Michigan, Spring 2009
  • Schuchard, Keith—Independent Scholar, Spring 2008
  • Schuchard, Ron—Emory University, Spring 2008
  • Schwartz, Howard—University of Missouri—St. Louis, Fall 2002
  • Sealts, Jr., Merton M.—University of Wisconsin, Fall 1991
  • Seeger, Peggy—Fall 2001
  • Seelye, John—University of Florida, Fall 1999
  • Shapiro, James—New York University, Spring 2007
  • Shawcross, John T.—University of Kentucky, Fall 1990
  • Sheidlower, Jesse—Oxford English Dictionary, Spring 2003
  • Sill, Geoffrey—Rutgers University, Fall 2010
  • Smith, Martha Nell—University of Maryland—College Park, Fall 2011
  • Snodgrass, W. D—Spring 1998, Spring 2000, Fall 2000, Spring 2003, Spring 2006
  • Spacks, Patricia Meyer—University of Virginia, Spring 1993, Fall 2005
  • Steele, Timothy—California State University—Los Angeles, Fall 2002
  • Stockwell, Robert P.—University of California—Los Angeles, Spring 1997
  • Stout, Janis—Texas A and M, Fall 2010
  • Strier, Richard—University of Chicago, Spring 2012
  • Suarez, Michael—University of Virginia, Fall 2013
  • Sundquist, Eric J.—University of California—Los Angeles, Spring 2004
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T

  • Tatar, Maria—Harvard University, Fall 2006
  • Taylor, Gary—University of Alabama, Spring 2005
  • Thomas, M. Wynn—University of Wales, Spring 1998
  • Toelken, Barre—Utah State University, Fall 1996
  • Turner, Frederick—University of Texas—Dallas, Spring 1993
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U

V

  • Varma, Devendra P.—Dalhousie University, Nova Scotia, Fall 1993
  • Vendler, Helen—
  • Vlach, John Michael—George Washington University, Fall 1999
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W

  • Waldman, Ken—Fall 2002
  • Wallace, Robert K.—Northern Kentucky University, Spring 1998
  • Ward, Jerry—Tougaloo College, Spring 2002
  • Watt, Ian P.—Stanford University, Spring 1992
  • Wheeler, Bonnie—Southern Methodist University, Fall 2007
  • Wilson, William A.—Brigham Young University, Fall 2009
  • Winterowd, W. Ross—University of Southern California, Spring 1992
  • Woods, Vincent—Dublin, Ireland, Fall 2010
  • Wright, George T.—University of Minnesota, Spring 2004
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X

Y

Z

  • Ziff, Larzer—Spring 2000
  • Zipes, Jack—University of Minnesota, Fall 2006
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