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English Department

The Brady Series in Leadership in the Humanities

Defiance Cover


The 2010 Brady Series event was a staged reading of John Patrick Shanley's Defiance. Shanley, the author of Doubt: A Parable, which won the 2005 Pulitzer Prize for drama, sets his play in Camp Lejeune in the 1960s.

The cast included professional actors as well as members of the Naval Academy's Masqueraders.

Faculty Research Supported by the Brady Series:

"On John Patrick Shanley's Defiance," by Associate Professor Temple Cone

"African Americans and the United States Military: A Brief History," by Associate Professor Jason Shaffer

"Hot Emotions/Rigorous Criticism: John Patrick Shanley's Adolescent Play, Defiance," by Associate Professor Christy Stanlake

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