Lecture: My Last Lecture by Clark Lemons

March 27, 2017

Lecture: My Last Lecture by Clark Lemons

School: Oxford College
Department/Organization: Oxford College
Building/Room: Tarbutton Performing Arts Center
Speaker/Presenter: Clark Lemons
Cost: Free
Contact Name: Danielle Dockery
Contact Email: danielle.dockery@emory.edu

Dr. Clark Lemons will retire this year after teaching at Oxford for 35 years.

Lemons is Professor of English at Oxford College. He began teaching at Oxford in the fall of 1982. He earned the BA from Oklahoma City University, the MDiv. from Union Theological Seminary in the City of New York, the PhdD from Emory University, and, in 1998, the MA in Liberal Arts from St. Johns College, The Graduate Institute, Santa Fe.

Prior to coming to Oxford, Dr. Lemons taught for three years at The Marist School in Atlanta. In 2000 he was promoted to Full Professor at Oxford.  Grants received by Dr. Lemons include NEH Summer Study Grants in New York City (Contemporary World Theater) and in medieval theater in York, England; two University Teaching Fund Grants (one funding a Liberal Arts residency at Oxford College); and Faculty Development Grants for study at St. John's College and for the study of contemporary theater practices in New York City and London. Papers on theater and the liberal arts have been presented at the ACTC and the ASIS. Awards include the Black Student Alliance Award, Phi Theta Kappa Favorite Teacher Awards, Exemplary Teaching at a United Methodist-related Institution, the Fleming Teaching Award, the Williams Teaching Award, and the Rackley Career Development Award, used for sabbatical study of medieval liturgy and theater in England.  He was appointed Faculty Marshal in 2011.

Dr. Lemons is Artistic Director of Theater Oxford, directs the two annual mainstage plays and supervises student theater productions. His teaching specialties include theater history, poetry, and religion-in-literature. Favorite productions include the Greek tragedies Iphigenia in Aulis, Hippolytus, and Antigone and the real-life-based plays: Dead Man Walking, The African-American Experience, and The Laramie Project. He works behind the scenes on many student-run productions, such as the One Act Play Festival, which he originated, the Oxford Ensemble of Shakespearean Artists, the Few Debate Society, the Vagina Monologues, as well as on various other college productions and performances. He has occasionally performed himself, in Six Characters in Search of an Author, Our Town, with the Allen Memorial Church Choir, and the Oxford Dance Company.

This is an Oxford Studies event.
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