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Recent Graduate to Present at Southeastern Renaissance Conference

Submitted on August 23, 2019

Georgetown College alumnus, Evan Moore ‘18, will present at the upcoming Southeastern Renaissance Conference this October, and his paper, “Eden Welcomes All: Hospitality in Paradise Lost,” will subsequently be published in the corresponding journal, Renaissance Papers. His talk and subsequent publication focuses on John Milton’s epic poem Paradise Lost and the revelation therein of the importance of hospitality during the time of its writing.

While at Georgetown College, Evan studied specifically studied Medieval/Renaissance era literature. Now a graduate student at North Carolina State, his time at Georgetown College thoroughly prepared him for graduate school and a future career in academia.

Provost of the College, Dr. Rosemary Allen, said, “Evan is a perfect example of how students who want preparation for graduate school can find it at Georgetown College. The academic challenge he experienced at Oxford, the research he undertook in the Honors program, and the discipline he cultivated through his extracurricular involvement as editor of The Georgetonian all contributed to his broad-based preparation for the challenges of academia.”

Evan also credits the academic culture at Georgetown College with helping him get to this point. “My time at Georgetown saw me surrounded by supportive faculty and peers. The academic culture of GC was both community and exploration-focused. I was encouraged in my classes to think freely and to connect what I learned to different genres, texts, or fields.”

Influenced by the many accomplished professors he had at Georgetown, Evan now hopes to follow in their footsteps and teach at the college-level. He said, “While I enjoy the research, reading new materials, and participating in academic life, I want to engage students. I will apply to PhD programs this winter, and that's exciting. But my vocation lies in teaching.”





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