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April 12, 2018

Final Beyond Meridians Lecture Highlights Multi-ethnic and Mexican American Literature

This year’s Beyond Meridians lecture series concludes on Tuesday, April 17 with "Healing La Herida Abierta: Curanderismo in Traditional Practice and Contemporary Mexican Literature," by Dr. Amanda Ellis, associate professor of English at the University of Houston. The lecture is scheduled for 6 p.m...

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April 2, 2018

Betts Highlighted as Inspiration to Poetry Students

Genevieve Betts , adjunct professor of English, was featured in Chestnut Hill Local on March 21 for her role as a mentor and inspiration to budding poets. The article noted that many of Betts’ students have gone on to publish their poetry, and one was even named Poet Laureate of Montgomery County...

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April 1, 2018

Dr. Eaton Presents on African American Literature in Italy and Hungary

Dr. Kalenda Eaton , associate professor of English, led international discussions on African American history and literature in March. In Szeged, Hungary, Dr. Eaton presented “The Just Return of Honest Industry: Subverting the Economics of American Slavery from Belinda to Beloved” at the American...

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March 9, 2018

Dr. Eaton Presents on Literature at the University of Valencia

Dr. Kalenda Eaton , associate professor of English and Steinbrucker Endowed Chair, presented on the Harlem Renaissance and the contemporary experience of African Americans while a visiting professor in the Department de Filologia, Anglesa, i Alemanya at the University of Valencia in Spain earlier...

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March 8, 2018

Students Present at Regional Research Conference Hosted by Dr. Eaton

By Caitlin Joyce '20 and Lana Valente '19 Dr. Kalenda Eaton , associate professor of English, hosted the eighth annual Regional Undergraduate Student Research Conference at Arcadia on Feb. 24. Nearly 50 students from the University of Delaware, Delaware State University, Lincoln University, and...

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February 27, 2018

“Beyond Meridians” Presents Honoring the Present: Poetry as Self-Care

The “Beyond Meridians” series presents Honoring the Present: Poetry as Self-Care, a performance of poetry and critical thought by poets Kai Davis and Jasmine Combs, in the Commons Meeting Rooms on Thursday, March 8 at 7 p.m. Kai Davis is a writer, performer, and teaching artist from Philadelphia...

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February 12, 2018

Deavere Smith '71, '93H Stars in One-woman Show on HBO, Feb. 24

Award-winning playwright, actor, and educator Anna Deavere Smith portrays Stephanie Williams, emotional support teacher in Philadelphia, in Notes from the Field: Doing Time in Education, The California Chapter, a one-woman show featuring stories about California’s devastating school-to-prison...

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September 19, 2017

Dr. Rambsy Lectures on Jay-Z as First “Beyond Meridians” Presenter

Dr. Kenton Rambsy, assistant professor at the University of Texas-Arlington, will present the first “Beyond Meridians” lecture in the Commons Great Room on Tuesday, Oct. 3 at 6:30 p.m. The lecture will focus on Dr. Rambsy’s most well-known work, “The Jay-Z Mixtape: A Blueprint for Black Digital...

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August 15, 2017

From the Inside: Healthy Minds and Bodies Program

By Olivia Bates '18 What’s your Big Idea? As a rising senior in the Early Elementary/Special Education and Honors programs at Arcadia, I have had multiple opportunities to explore my passions and skills through interesting curricular and extracurricular experiences. Throughout the past...

July 18, 2017

Drs. Eaton, Hanson Attend Grant Writing Institute

Dr. Kalenda Eaton , associate professor of English, and Dr. Aroline Hanson , assistant professor of Spanish and Linguistics, attended the 2017 Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR) Proposal Writing Institute from July 13 to 17. The Institute, held at Concordia College in Moorhead, Minnesota, is...

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May 25, 2017

Dr. Eaton Awarded Frank and Evelyn Steinbrucker Endowed Chair

Dr. Kalenda Eaton , associate professor of English, will improve the networking and research opportunities of Humanities faculty and students as the 2017 recipient of the Frank and Evelyn Steinbrucker Endowed Chair. Dr. Eaton was recognized during the Years of Service luncheon on May 24. Dr. Eaton’...

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April 24, 2017

Michelle Reale Publishes Poetry Compilation

Michelle Reale , associate professor and faculty librarian for English and Music, published a new chapbook, The Marie Curie Sequence , through Dancing Girl Press. This collection of prose poems looks at the life of Marie Curie and her courage in being a mother, wife, and a career woman, during a...

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April 18, 2017

Students, Faculty Experience Shakespearean Theater at Blackfriars Playhouse

Over spring break, Dr. Jennifer Matisoff and Dr. Jim Casey , assistant professors of English, led students to the American Shakespeare Center’s Blackfriars Playhouse , the only re-creation of Shakespeare's indoor theater in existence. One of few theaters worldwide to apply early modern staging...

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April 3, 2017

Frame Named 2017 Montgomery County Poet Laureate

The Montgomery County Poet Laureate Program (MCPL) has named Chad Frame ’16MFA , adjunct professor of English, as its 2017 Montgomery County Poet Laureate . Frame will hold the title until April 1, 2018. Frame’s work has appeared in many literary magazines, including decomP, Menacing Hedge, Mobius...

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March 30, 2017

Atkins Pens Op-Ed on Free Speech

Larry Atkins , adjunct professor of English, published an op-ed on TheHill.com that discussed the silencing of conservative views on college campuses. Atkins said that it is up to instructors to lead by example, and encourage open discussion in classrooms. “Universities should encourage political...

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March 20, 2017

Arcadia Hosts Poet Sarah Blake for Visiting Writers Series

Arcadia University’s Visiting Writers Series continues with a reading and Q&A by poet Sarah Blake on Friday, March 31 beginning at 6 p.m. in Stein Fireplace Lounge in the Commons. Blake is the author of Mr. West , an unauthorized lyric biography about Kanye West that was released in 2015. Her...

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March 6, 2017

Arcadia University Ranked Top Producing Institution for Fulbright U.S. Scholars

Arcadia University was ranked by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs as a top producer of the 2016-2017 Fulbright U.S. Scholars for the Bachelor’s Institution category. Faculty members Dr. Kalenda Eaton , associate professor of English, and Dr. Jennifer Riggan...

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February 8, 2017

Arcadia Hosts Paul Lisicky for Visiting Writers Series

Arcadia University’s Visiting Writers Series returns for the Spring semester with a reading by Paul Lisicky on Friday, Feb. 24 at 7:30 p.m. Lisicky will read from his The Narrow Door: A Memoir of Friendship , which was named as one of the best LGBTQ books of 2016 by The Miami Herald . The Narrow...

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February 2, 2017

Dr. Chauhan Recognized for his Distinguished Achievement in Humanities

The South Asian Literary Association (SALA) honored Dr. Pradyumna Chauhan , professor of English, with a Distinguished Achievement Award for outstanding scholarship in Humanities and exceptional service to his profession. Dr. Chauhan accepted his award at the 17th annual SALA Conference in...

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January 23, 2017

Dr. Grady to Publish on English Poet John Donne

Dr. Hugh Grady , professor emeritus of English, will publish John Donne and Baroque Allegory: The Aesthetics of Fragmentation , a study of lyric poetry written by John Donne between the 1590s and his death in 1631, through Cambridge University Press in 2017. Traditionally a Shakespearean scholar,...

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January 19, 2017

Dr. Eaton Gives Keynote Speech at Ottawa MLK Day Celebration

Dr. Kalenda Eaton , associate professor of English, gave the keynote address at the 13th annual Ottawa DreamKEEPERS Martin Luther King, Jr. Day celebrations in Ottawa, Canada on Jan. 16. She discussed how Canada has been a beacon since the 19th century in the fight for equality and freedom, from...

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