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Sharon Emmerichs

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Sharon Emmerichs presents Of Scops and Slaves, How to Turn Beowulf into a Modern Novel

A Selection of Poetry, Literature and Music

Sharon Emmerichs’ historical novel, A Man Marked Not by Fate, takes place within the Anglo-Saxon poem Beowulf and explores how stories often mask the truths of history, and it also answers the question, “Who woke that deadly dragon?” in Beowulf's third and final battle. In 994, an unnamed slave, in exile from his master’s house, finds a huge hoard of treasure in a cave. He steals a goblet thinking to give it to his master as a way to allow his return to the clan, and unfortunately wakes the dragon sleeping within the hoard. The dragon, furious at the theft, attacks the village, and Beowulf and his warriors seek out to destroy the beast.Since there are many unknowns concerning the slave in Beowulf, Sharon Emmerichs attempts to answer the questions: Who was the slave? Why was he exiled? Why did he choose the goblet to steal? in her adaptation of the Beowulf story.Dr. Sharon Emmerichs teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in Shakespeare, Medieval literature, Renaissance literature, and poetry in the UAA Department of English. She received her B.A. in English literature from the University of Oregon and her M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Missouri.

1hr 52mins

20 Sep 2019

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Dr. Sharon Emmerichs presents Traversing Monstrosity: Power and Peril upon Shakespeare’s Roads

A Selection of Poetry, Literature and Music

Dr. Sharon Emmerichs presents Traversing Monstrosity: Power and Peril upon Shakespeare’s Roads. Sharon Emmerichs examines how Shakespeare uses roads not only as a means to get from one place to another, but also as a means to go from one state of being to another. Using references from As You Like It, Titus Andronicus and Twelfth Night, Sharon Emmerichs explores how in Shakespeare comedies women change from "natural" to "monstrous” and then are able to recover from this change. However, in Shakespeare tragedies such changes lead women to their death on a road that cannot be diverted.Dr. Sharon Emmerichs, teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in Shakespeare, Renaissance literature, and poetry in the UAA English dept. . She received her B.A. in English literature from the University of Oregon and her M.A. and PhD. D. from the University of Missouri.

1hr 33mins

8 Dec 2018

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Dr. Sharon Emmerichs presents Language as Space and Nation in Shakespeare

A Selection of Poetry, Literature and Music

Dr. Sharon Emmerichs' published research examines the role of landscape in Shakespeare's plays— how and when characters suffer moral degradation when they transgress the culturally known and accepted meanings of various landscapes. At this event, the relationship between national identity and language in Shakespeare is addressed. Dr. Sharon Emmerichs teaches Shakespeare in the UAA English Dept. She received her B.A. in English literature from the University of Oregon and her M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Missouri.

1hr 35mins

11 Sep 2017

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5 Authors, 5 Genres with Bonnye Matthews, C.M. McCoy, Steven Levi, Sharon Emmerichs, Alyse Knorr

Alaska Authors and Themes

Authors Bonnye Matthews, C.M. McCoy, Steven Levi, Sharon Emmerichs and Alyse Knorr share their work in various literary genres. Prehistoric fiction, mystery, fantasy, romance and poetry are on the agenda.Bonnye Matthews is author of the Winds of Change Series. The 5 book series includes Ki'ti's Story, 75,000 BC, Manak-na's Story, 75,000 BC, Zamimolo's Story, 50,000 BC, Tuksook's Story, 35,000 BC, and The SealEaters, 20,000 BC. (Prehistoric Fiction). Author C.M. McCoy (aka Colleen Oefelein)reads from her exciting book called Eerie (Alaskan Romance). Author Steven Levi discusses is latest book Deadmen Do Come Back, an Alaska Gold Rush murder mystery. Sharon Emmerichs is author of The Penny Prophecy and Turning a Blind Eye(Fantasy). She is Assistant Professor of Shakespeare at UAA English Departmen and writes under pseudonym Emma Sharon Rich. And poet Alyse Knorr, author of Super Mario Bros. 3, Copper Mother and Annotated Glass (Poetry) discusses traditional and creative poetry today. She currently teaches in the UAA English Department.Questions concerning author labels, genres, how and where to pubklich are also discussed.

1hr 44mins

6 Jun 2016

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Sharon Emmerichs presents The Seven Deadlies: Shakespeare and the Virtue of Sin

A Selection of Poetry, Literature and Music

At this event, Sharon Emmerichs ( UAA English Dept.) examines seven Shakespeare plays with character study in regard to one of the seven deadly sins: wrath, greed, sloth, pride, lust, envy, and gluttony. The question of the role of religious doctrine in selected plays is also addressed. Sharon Emmerichs received her BA in English literature from the University of Oregon and her MA and Ph.D. from the University of Missouri. Listen and find yourself in Shakespeare.

1hr 44mins

3 Nov 2014