March 23, 2009|
From: Laura Harris, Director of Media Relations
Sloan presents at international conference
Sloan’s work was titled "Anticipating Milton: Adam, Eve, and ‘Paradise Lost’ in John Ford's ‘'Tis Pity She's a Whore.’"
She recently served as a judge for the Shakespeare Competition sponsored by the Monroe branch of The English-Speaking Union, an international charity founded in 1918 to promote "international understanding and friendship through the use of the English language."
Competitors from local high schools were required to recite a monologue from one of Shakespeare's plays, as well as one of Shakespeare's sonnets. The winner will compete in the national Shakespeare Competition in New York.
More about Sloan:
Sloan teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in Shakespeare and scientific writing, the junior seminar (poetry/drama), world literature, and honors courses in English and American literature. She earned her Ph.D. in comparative literature from Texas Tech University and her master’s and bachelor’s degrees from East Texas State University, now Texas A&M at Commerce.
Her primary research interests are Shakespeare and Women’s Studies.
Sloan is currently writing on gender, sexuality and identity as themes in “‘The Taming of the Shrew’ for General Themes in Literature” (Facts on File, 2009) and researching empirical medicine and Early Modern analogues of mummers’ plays in Shakespeare’s "All’s Well That Ends Well."