Foskett to deliver 2015 Hubert McNeill Poteat Lecture

Mary FoskettMary Foskett, Wake Forest Kahle Professor of Religion, will lecture on “Biblical Studies and the Humanities: Reflections on Past Practices and New Directions” on Tuesday, April 21 at 4 p.m. at the Kulynych Auditorium at the Porter Byrum Welcome Center.

Foskett joined Wake Forest in 1997. She teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in biblical studies and is the director of Wake Forest University’s Humanities Institute. Her publications include,  A Virgin Conceived: Mary and Classical Representations of Virginity, Ways of Being, Ways of Reading: Asian American Biblical Interpretation, and a forthcoming essay in The Oxford Handbook of Gender and Sexuality in the New Testament.

Foskett serves on the International Advisory Board of the Consortium of Humanities Centers and Institutes and as Chair of Council for the Society of Biblical Literature.

The Poteat Lecture Series was established in honor of Hubert McNeill Poteat, professor of Latin and head of the classics department at Wake Forest College for 44 years. The Poteat Lecture Series recognizes and showcases the scholarship accomplishments of Wake Forest college and graduate school faculty. This is the 16th lecture in the series.

Reynolds Professor of History Paul Escott established the award in 1997 when he served as dean of the college along with then dean of the graduate school Gordon Melson.

A reception will be held in the conservatory at the Porter Byrum Welcome Center after Foskett’s talk.