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Catawba professor delivers paper during conference

Dr. Aaron Butler, assistant professor of English at Catawba College, delivered a paper at the 23rd Annual Conference of the Mid-Atlantic Popular & American Culture Association, held during in Pittsburgh. 
The title of Butler’s paper was “ ‘The [a]isle is full of noises’: Using Contemporary Music to Enhance Performances at the Blackfriars Playhouse.” 
The paper dealt with modern popular music played during intermissions in as well as prior to performances of Shakespeare’s plays at the Blackfriars Playhouse in Staunton, Va., and how that music helps to emphasize themes and other aspects of the plays.  While at the conference, Butler also chaired a session entitled “Digital Canons,” which included papers about using digital media to aid in teaching Medieval and Renaissance literature.

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