The University of Texas-Pan American Alumni Association's annual Faculty Forum series will showcase Dr. James Haule, UT Pan American professor of English, Wednesday, Feb. 4, at noon at the McAllen Country Club.
Haule's topic will be "Poetica Tremens: The Fear of Poetry and Other Mild Psychotic Disorders," providing answers to such questions as "What is a poem?," "What two things must every person know in order to appreciate a poem?" and "What is the difference between a good poem and a bad poem?" He will discuss how poets use language and add depth to the human experience.
Tickets are $12.50 per person, which includes the soup-to-dessert buffet. Reservations are required and can be made through the Alumni Association at 381-2500.
Coming on March 4 will be the last lecture in this year's series, "Identification and Nurturing of a Gifted Child" by Dr. Jo Ann Burns, associate professor in the Department of Educational Psychology. It will also be at noon at the McAllen Country Club.