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"Humor in the Bible" topic of BYU lecture Feb. 19

A Brigham Young University English professor will discuss “Humor in the Bible” during the annual P.A. Christensen Humanities lecture Thursday, Feb. 19, at 11 a.m. in 2084 Jesse Knight Humanities Building on the BYU campus.

Steven Walker will discuss aspects of his ongoing research with the Bible as literature.

He has taught at BYU for 35 years and specializes in Victorian and modern British literature, in addition to his work with the Bible.

Walker is currently the Nan Osmond Grass Professor in the Department of English. He was awarded a Karl G. Maeser Distinguished Teaching Award in 1989 and has been teacher of the year in the English Department 12 times.

The Christensen Lectureship carries a $1,000 honorarium, plus travel and research expenses.

The annual lecture series, sponsored by the College of Humanities, honors the memory of Parley A. Christensen, a BYU English professor from 1927 to 1965 who served as the English Department chair from 1935 to 1955.

For more information, contact Ronald Woods at (801) 422-4622.

Writer: Thomas Grover

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