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Catawba College English Professor's Essay to Be Published

September 30, 2004

Category: English, Faculty


Dr. Aaron Butler of the Catawba College English Department has had an essay accepted for publication.   The essay is entitled "The Gift of the Magus: Mystical Glasses in Renaissance Drama," and it will appear in the 2005 volume of Shakespeare and Renaissance Association Selected Papers (SRASP).

The essays for this publication are chosen from those delivered at the West Virginia Shakespeare and Renaissance Association Conference, which Dr. Butler attended in April.   Dr. Butler's paper concerns the 16th century mathematician John Dee, his experiments with glasses that he thought had magical properties, and the effects his writings may have had on several plays written in the late 16th and early 17th centuries.

Dr. Butler has been a member of the Catawba College English Department since the fall of 2001, and he is also the director of the Catawba College Writing Center.