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Bohrer contributes essay to published work about Scottish writer

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Martha Bohrer, associate professor of English
Martha Bohrer, associate professor of English

Martha Bohrer, North Central College associate professor and chair of English, contributed an essay, titled “John Galt’s ‘Annals of the Parishi’ and the Narrative Strategies of Tales of Locale,” to an anthology of criticism on the work of the 19th century Scottish author John Galt.

The collection of essays is titled “John Galt: Observations and Conjectures on Literature, History, and Society” and is edited by Regina Hewitt, professor of English at the University of South Florida, and published by Bucknell University Press. Galt—a journalist, author of fictional “theoretical histories” and a Scottish contemporary of Sir Walter Scott—is credited with writing the first Canadian novel, inventing serial novels and shaping the emergent short story genre in the 19th century.

Official publication date of the anthology is July 1; however, it’s available now for purchase on Amazon and soon as an e-book.

Bohrer has been teaching at North Central College since 2004. She received her B.S.S. from Cornell College, an M.A. from Miami University in Ohio and her Ph.D. from the University of Chicago.

06-05-2012