“The Beholding Eye: Reflections in Poetry on the Art of Vermeer, Rembrandt and Van Gogh” will be the topic of a Brigham Young University forum featuring Marilyn Chandler McEntyre, professor of English at Westmont College in Santa Barbara, Calif., Tuesday, Jan. 23, at 11:05 a.m. in the Marriott Center.
The forum will be broadcast live on KBYU-TV (Channel 11), BYU Television, KBYU-FM (89.1), BYU Radio and byubroadcasting.org.
An award-winning professor and author, McEntyre earned a bachelor’s degree from Pomona College, a master’s degree from the University of California-Davis and a doctorate in comparative literature from Princeton University. Before coming to Westmont College, she taught literature at Mills College and the College of New Jersey.
An accomplished writer, McEntyre’s latest works include “In Quiet Light: Poems on Vermeer’s Women” and “Approaches to Teaching Literature and Medicine.” She is working on a volume about Rembrandt’s paintings and is editing a series of essays for the University of California Press to be titled, “Why Read Chaucer at a Time Like This?”
McEntyre’s honors include the Teacher of the Year Award at Westmont College and the Phi Beta Kappa of Northern California Outstanding Teaching Award, among others. She has also won fellowships from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the American Council of Learned Societies and has held an endowed chair in American literature.
Writer: Elizabeth Kasper