Williams Baptist University student Warner West recently presented the results of his scholarly research to a regional meeting of Phi Alpha Theta national history honor society. West, a WBU senior from Walnut Ridge, read his paper entitled “Henry James and Virginia Woolf: A Literary History.”
West examined the friendship between the two famous authors, which began when Woolf was a child, and he maintained in his paper that James had a significant influence upon Woolf’s literary work through that relationship.
The regional conference was held at Arkansas State University on Saturday, February 9. Phi Alpha Theta is an honors society for undergraduate and graduate students of history with more than 400,000 members and 970 chapters nationwide.
Also attending the conference were Dr. Blake Perkins and Dr. Rodney Harris of the WBU Department of History and Political Science.
Williams is a private, Christian university in Walnut Ridge.