University of Delaware
Donald C. Mell, professor of English and chair of the board of editors of the University of Delaware Press, was honored at the East-Central American Society for 18th Century Studies Conference on Nov. 1-2 in Baltimore.

Mell honored

University's Mell honored at conference on 18th-century studies

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7:58 a.m., Dec. 13, 2012--Donald C. Mell, professor of English and chair of the board of editors of the University of Delaware Press, was honored at the East-Central American Society for 18th Century Studies Conference on Nov. 1-2 in Baltimore.

Mell, who was a founding member of the society, was recognized for his many contributions to 18th century studies and scholarly work at the conference.

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Susan Brynteson, vice provost and May Morris University Librarian, represented the University at the event and made remarks about Mell.

Julia Oestreich, senior editor, also attended, representing the University of Delaware Press. The Office of the Provost also provided some support for the event.

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