Penn State Laureate Speaks at Campus
Penn State Laureate for 2011-12 Linda Patterson Miller spoke at Penn State DuBois on September 13. Miller, a professor of English at Penn State Abington, is the fourth is the fourth person to hold the title.
The Penn State laureate is a full-time faculty member in the humanities or fine arts who is assigned half-time for one academic year to bring an enhanced level of social, cultural, artistic and human perspective and awareness to a broad array of audiences. This individual appears at university events at Penn State campuses and throughout the state at various community programs in hopes of adding a more human dimension to the conduct of the usual affairs and business of these locations.
Miller’s area of expertise is early 20th-century American literature and art. She especially is interested in the emergence of Modernism and the intersection of literature and art, looking at such writers and artists as Ernest Hemingway, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Gertrude Stein, Pablo Picasso and Fernand Leger. Her acclaimed book, "Letters from the Lost Generation: Gerald and Sara Murphy and Friends," explores the group dynamics of the Lost Generation to reveal how their lifelong friendships shaped their art.
For more information on Miller, visit http://laureate.psu.edu/story/53353