papers at Shakespeare meeting
For immediate release May 3, 2006
PA – Dr. Jay A. Ward, professor of English at Thiel
College, and Dr. Kathleen A. Ward, director of Thiel’s Academic
Services Center, presented seminar papers at the Shakespeare
Association of America annual meeting in Philadelphia
The meeting was attended by more than 650 Shakespeare scholars from
the U.S., Canada, and Europe and is the major gathering of Shakespeareans
in North America each year.
Dr. Kathleen Ward’s paper was titled “‘Humanity must
perforce prey on itself....’: Violence and Identity in King Lear.”
Dr. Jay Ward’s paper was titled “‘Plays thus at being
Prosper’: Caliban and Mimetic Envy in The Tempest and Robert Browning’s ‘Caliban
Dr. Jay Ward also had an article published
in the 2006 SRASP: Shakespeare and Renaissance Association of West
Virginia Selected Papers titled “‘Biographical
Fantasies’: Stephen Greenblatt’s ‘Shadowy Paths’ to
Shakespeare’s Life.” The volume publishes approximately
one-fourth of the papers presented at the 2005 conference.
Dr. Jay Ward joined the Thiel College faculty
as an assistant professor of English and communication in 1978. He
earned his bachelor’s
degree from Butler University, and his master’s from Indiana Central
University. Ward earned his Ph.D. from Ball State University.
Dr. Kathleen Ward joined the Thiel College
English Department faculty in 1979 and later was named director of
the college’s Academic
Services Center. She earned a bachelor’s degree from Indiana University,
a master’s from Ball State University and a Ph.D. from Kent State
The Wards reside in Sharon.