|Next @ the Forum|
|9/14/2019, 2:00||St Mary's|
|Member Speaker||Margaret Christian|
|Bio:||Dr. Margaret Christian is Associate Professor of English at the Pennsylvania State University,
Lehigh Valley Campus. Her articles have appeared in Studies in Philology, Christianity and Literature,
Sixteenth Century Studies, and Spenser Studies, among other journals. Her book Spenserian Allegory
and Elizabethan Biblical Exegesis was recently published by Manchester University Press (2016).
Margaret teaches first-year and advanced composition and many literature classes, including Bible
as Literature, Shakespeare (to English majors as well as to undergraduates meeting general education
requirements), The Short Story, and British Literature to 1798. A current interest is moving
literature classes online while promoting her studentsí sense of intellectual community and discovery.|
A fourth-generation Adventist, Margaret, like both her parents, was born at the White Memorial Hospital in Los Angeles. She graduated from Loma Linda Academy in 1976 and from La Sierra University in 1980 with a B.A. in English. She returned to Los Angeles to earn her M.A. and Ph.D. in English from UCLA, then moved to Pennsylvania in 1986. She is currently a member of the Allentown SDA Church, where she serves the Primary Sabbath School and Women's Ministry.
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