Champlain Professor Explores Life of Amelia Earhart
Partof First Wednesdays at Newport’s Goodrich Memorial Library: A Free Lecture Presented by Vermont Humanities Council Newport ~ Champlain College professor Nancy Nahra will delve behind the legend of aviator Amelia Earhart in a talk at Goodrich Memorial Library in Newport on November 5 at 7:00 pm. Her talk, “Amelia,” is part of the Vermont Humanities Council’s First Wednesdays lecture series and is free and open to the public.
The mysteries surrounding the 1937 disappearance of aviation legend Amelia Earhart often overshadow her accomplishments as a pilot and author. Nahra will explore the life of a woman who lived as if she were invincible but understood she was anything but.
Nahra has published articles in scholarly journals in history and the humanities both in the United States and England. Co-author of four volumes of history and biography, she has also written the bestselling e-book Amelia. An award-winning poet, she has taught literature and language courses in French and in English literature, as well as Latin classics in translation at the University of Vermont and at John Cabot University in Rome, where she holds an appointment as Visiting Professor of Humanities.