BU series looks at Irish folklore and mythology

BLOOMSBURG—The next program in Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania’s High Noon Talk Series will focus on Irish folklore, legends and mythology.

James Brown, assistant dean of BU’s College of Liberal Arts, will present “Irish Legends” Thursday, March 31, at noon in Luzerne Hall’s Fireside Lounge. He will look at American perceptions of Irish folklore and mythology and examine their evolving role as stereotypes in Irish and American culture. The talk is open to the public free of charge.

Brown, a Pennsylvania native who became assistant dean of BU’s College of Liberal Arts in July 2004, previously was a professor of English at Charleston Southern University in South Carolina. His academic research centers on Irish literature, specifically the writings of James Joyce. He is the associate editor of the journal Nua: Studies in Comparative Irish Writing. At BU, he serves as adviser of the American Democracy Project.

For information on the High Noon Talk Series, contact Nawal Bonomo, (570) 389-4725.

Bloomsburg University is one of 14 universities in the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education. The university serves approximately 8,000 students and offers 65 bachelor’s, 17 master’s and one doctoral degree.