Edgewood College: Lacey’s work highlights women writers

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Madison, Wis. (December 6, 2013) – Associate Professor of English Lauren Lacey’s book, The Past That Might Have Been, the Future That May Come: Women Writing Fantastic Fiction, 1960s to the Present, will be published in the Spring of 2014. The work is part of a scholarly series called Critical Explorations in Science Fiction and Fantasy and it discusses how contemporary fiction by women writers responds to the past and imagines the future.

“The book explores how even the most fantastic contemporary fiction is engaged with pressing issues of ethics and identity,” said Lacey, who adds that those topics frequently come up in discussions in her classes.

“The release of this work is a significant accomplishment for Professor Lacey,” said John Fields, Dean of the School of Arts and Sciences. “By demonstrating the importance of lifelong learning in her own professional life, Lauren has once again set a great example for all of our students.”

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Located in Madison, Wis., Edgewood College is a liberal arts Catholic college in the Dominican tradition. We serve approximately 3,000 undergraduate and graduate students at our Monroe Street and Deming Way campuses, and online. The College offers more than 40 academic and professional programs, including master’s degrees in business, education, and nursing, and doctoral degrees in educational leadership and nursing practice. For more information about Edgewood College, please visit www.edgewood.edu, or call Ed Taylor in Marketing & Communications at 608-663-2333.