Kresge Library


“The Last Lecture”

By Jane and Robert Eberwein
Distinguished Professors of English

April 9 , 2007
Meadow Brook Theatre

Retiring Oakland University Distinguished Professors Jane and Robert Eberwein, Department of English, each gave a “Last Lecture” on Monday, April 9, 2007. The event was held in the Meadow Brook Theatre , with a reception immediately following in the Meadow Brook Art Gallery. The lectures were attended by many--current faculty and students, former students, and retired faculty. Both Jane and Robert Eberwein have taught at OU for 38 years. In 1987 Professor Robert Eberwein received OU's Teaching Excellence Award. In 1988 Professor Jane Eberwein received the Research Excellence Award.

Library faculty and staff have greatly appreciated all that the Eberweins have done for the Library over the years. They have been loyal library supporters and library users and have directed hundreds of their students to our resources. We look forward to seeing them often in the future as they work on new research projects.

Information about the Eberweins:

"Eberweins' 'Last Lectures' Clearly Not Their Last." Campus News: The News@Oakland, April 10, 2007.

"Retiring OU professors to deliver 'Last Lecture.'" Campus News: The News@Oakland, March 20, 2007.

Moran, Tim. "Lights, Cameras, Vision." Oakland University Magazine , Fall 2004, p. 10-11. [article about Robert Eberwein]

Robert Eberwein named Distinguished Professor. Faculty and Staff: The News@Oakland, April 16, 2004.

Samoray, Jeff. "The Poetry of Teaching." Oakland University Magazine, Fall 2003, p.12-13. [article about Jane Eberwein]

Samoray, Jeff. "Teaching, Research, Service drive Eberwein [Jane]." Campus News: The News@Oakland, August 21, 2002.

" Distinguished Professor Jane Donahue Eberwein." Campus News: The News@Oakland, 2002?.

Billington, Vicky. "Just Desserts." Oakland University Magazine, Fall 1990, p. 17-19. [Link is to entire issue. On page 19 in the PDF is this article which includes a recipe from Jane Eberwein.]

Salter, Susan. "Fast, Fervent, and Phenomenal." Oakland Universtiy Magazine, Winter 1988, p. 10-11. [Link is to entire issue. Article on Robert Eberwein begins on page 12 in the PDF.]

Books by the Eberweins available in the Oakland University Library:

Jane Donahue Eberwein:

Dickinson , Strategies of Limitation. Amherst : University of Massachusetts Press, 1985. PS 1541 .Z5 E34 1985 (3d floor) [also available online* as an e-Book]

Early American Poetry : Selections from Bradstreet, Taylor, Dwight, Freneau, and Bryant. Edited by Jane Donahue Eberwein. Madison : University of Wisconsin Press, 1978. PS 609 .E2 1978 (3d floor)

An Emily Dickinson Encyclopedia. Edited by Jane Donahue Eberwein. Westport , Conn. : Greenwood Press, c1998. Ref. PS1541 .Z49 E47 1998

Robert T. Eberwein:

Film & the Dream Screen : a Sleep and a Forgetting. Princeton: Princeton University Press, c1984. PN1995 .E32 1984 (3d floor)

Sex Ed : Film, Video, and the Framework of Desire. New Brunswick , N.J. : Rutgers University Press, c1999. HQ 56 .E19 1999 (3d floor)

A Viewer's Guide to Film Theory and Criticism. Metuchen , N.J. : Scarecrow Press, 1979. PN 1995 .E33 (3d floor)

The War Film. Edited and with an introduction by Robert Eberwein. New Brunswick , N.J. : Rutgers University Press, c2005.
PN 1995.9 .W3 W36 2005 (3d floor)

Armed Forces: Masculinity and Sexuality in the American War Film. New Brunswick , N.J. : Rutgers University Press, due August 2007. [Publication details]

Selected articles available online* by the Eberweins:

Jane Donahue Eberwein:

"Century of Dickinson scholarship: Reflections of an Encyclopedist." Oakland Journal , 1: 59-70, Spring 2000. [Access to this article is NOT restricted.]

"His Wayes Disgrac'd Are Grac'd: Edward Taylor's Metrical History of Christianity as Puritan Narrative." Early American Literature , 38.3 (2003), 339-364.

"'Where-Omnipresence-fly?' Calvinism as Impetus to Spiritual Amplitude." Emily Dickinson Journal 14.2(2005), 12-23.

Robert T. Eberwein:

"Disease, masculinity, & sexuality in recent films." Journal of Popular Film and Television , 22(Winter 1995), 154-161.

"Samuel Johnson, George Cheyne, and the 'Cone of Being.'" Journal of the History of Ideas, 36.1(January 1975), 153-158.

* Please note, the online articles listed above are restricted to use by Oakland Students, Faculty, and Staff (or from a computer located on the Oakland network).

Created on 12/12/06 by 04/04/07 by Millie Merz / Last updated on 3/7/18 by Millie Merz
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