Dr. Maryjane Dunn-Whitener, associate professor of foreign languages at Henderson State University, will attend the annual Symposium on Pilgrimage Studies at the College of William & Mary Oct. 6-8. The three-day conference is united by theme/topic (pilgrimage) rather than by department, time period, discipline, religion or genre.
Dunn-Whitener has participated in all six of the annual symposiums since they began in 2009. This year, she will present two papers.
In a session entitled “Women’s Ink,” Dunn-Whitener will speak about Emilia Pardo Bazan’s use of Saint James and the pilgrim imagery in her short stories. She will also co-present with Dr. Lynn Talbot of Roanoke College as they share the progress on the “Reading the Camino” database project for which they received a consortium fellowship in 2016.