Arcadia University News


March 4, 2013

Oomph Appoints Aiello ’06M as Marketing and Recruiting Coordinator

Alyson Aiello ’06M , a graduate of Arcadia University’s English graduate program, is the new Boston-based Marketing and Recruiting Coordinator for the web development strategy agency Oomph. Her appointment was officially announced on Feb. 26: As a professional writer with a background in marketing...

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January 30, 2013

Eaton Presents at International Symposium on African American Identity in India

In January 2013, Dr. Kalenda Eaton traveled to Varanasi, India, as a featured speaker during an International Symposium on African American Identity at Banaras Hindu University. Eaton was invited by her colleague Dr. Gerise Herndon (Nebraska Wesleyan) and the Faculty of Social Sciences. During her...

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January 30, 2013

Eaton Publishes Paper in ‘Language Value’

Dr. Kalenda Eaton recently published an article in a special issue on “minority literatures” in Language Value (December 2012). The article “Diasporic dialogues: The role of gender, language, and revision in the neo-slave narrative” examines two 20th-century novels whose authors employ the use of...

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January 30, 2013

‘Forgotten Philadelphia’ Conjures City’s Ever-present History

Nearly 50 people attended a gallery opening and book event for Forgotten Philadelphia , presented by Philadelphia Stories at Arcadia University’s Judith Taylor Gallery on Jan. 23. The project combines art inspired by 15 heritage sites, including Laurel Hill Cemetery and Divine Lorraine Hotel, with...

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January 18, 2013

‘Forgotten Philadelphia’ on Display in Judith Taylor Gallery through Feb. 20

Arcadia University hosts Forgotten Philadelphia , an art exhibit presented by Philadelphia Stories , from Jan. 21 to Feb. 20 in the Judith Taylor Gallery located in Landman Library. Forgotten Philadelphia explores hidden treasures in the Philadelphia area, from abandoned historic buildings to...

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December 3, 2012

Couch Explores the Poetry of Susan Stewart in ‘Jacket2’

Jacket2 published “On the art of Susan Stewart,” by Adjunct Professor of English Randall Couch , who writes: In focusing on slippages of perception, slippages that raise the questions whether and how prior concepts or categories of understanding might be necessary for sensory events to be resolved...

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November 27, 2012

Dan Torday: Bringing Literature to Life at Arcadia

By JEN RETTER ’16 Photography CHRISTINA YEE ’14 Every seat in the Grey Towers Castle Rose Room was filled by aspiring writers and book buffs eager to learn more about novella writing and the fiction genre from Dan Torday, author of the The Sensualist , on Nov. 14. Additional rows of chairs were set...

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October 22, 2012

'Five Quarterly' Publishes Short Story by MFA Student

Matt Kabik , a graduate student in Arcadia's Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing program, had a short story published in Five Quarterly . Kabik composed “How to Become a Perfect Living Statue” while enrolled in the MFA program. The piece was work-shopped in MFA classes, as well. Read Kabik's...

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October 22, 2012

Author Jonathan Maberry Thrills and Inspires Arcadia Students

By JEN RETTER ’16 Photography KARA WRIGHT ’14 Earlier this month New York Times bestselling author and multiple Bram Stoker Award-winner Jonathan Maberry gave a talk to the community on “The Ticking Clock: Constructing a Nail-Biter of a Thriller.” Arcadia University’s Master of Fine Arts in...

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October 17, 2012

Pulp Zine Party Launches Arcadia into Creative Commotion

By Francesca Mayr ’16 Lively, innovative, and unhindered by arbitrary conventions, Arcadia’s literary party-goers took the mic at the Pulp zine launch party in the Castle Rose Room Oct. 11. The event sparked interest in the publication, which is sponsored by the Writing Center and designed to...

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October 1, 2012

Collins Publishes Paper on Willa Cather's 'My Antonia'

Dr. Rachel Collins , Adjunct Professor of English, recently published the article “‘Where All the Ground is Friendly’: Subterranean Living and the Ethic of Cultivation in Willa Cather's My Antonia” in the ecocritical journal Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature and the Environment . Read an...

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September 27, 2012

'Music and Literature' Features Two Essays on Hubert Selby, Jr. by Dr. Richard Wertime

The first issue of the new journal Music and Literature features two essays on the American fiction writer Hubert Selby, Jr. by Professor of English Dr. Richard Wertime . The first essay, "Reconsidering The Room : Afterthoughts on Selby's Style" (pp. 75-86), offers a fresh reading of Selby’s second...

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August 10, 2012

Philly.com: Greenberg Presents One-Off Short Film Writing Course, Aug. 15

Philly.com recently reported that David Greenberg, who teaches screenwriting at Arcadia University, will be offering a one-off course, "Shorts for Summer...How to Write a Short Film," at the Plastic Club in Philadelphia, Pa., on Aug. 15. The course, which is offered through the learning venue...

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August 2, 2012

From Child Preacher to Teacher: Wilson Speaks About His Many Incarnations

When Bernard Wilson reaches the podium at Mt. Airy’s Blue Marble Bookstore, the audience falls silent—pencils poised on paper, smart phones raised to record. With interminable energy and a youthful grin, the featured author addresses the crowd at the Nor’easter Open, the monthly open mic series co-...

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July 28, 2012

Elrick ’11M Pursues Ph.D. in Rhetoric, Communication and Information Design

Kathy Elrick ’11M was accepted to Clemson University’s Rhetoric, Communication and Information Design (RCID) Ph.D. program. She plans to teach on the University level, hoping to help students of all disciplines learn essential skills. “To succeed in anything, you have to figure out how to make an...

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July 13, 2012

Chestnut Hill Local: Kramon Kicks Off Creative Writing Institute, July 20

On July 13 Chestnut Hill Local featured Sue Ann Rybak's interview with Justin Kramon, a novelist from Chestnut Hill, Pa., who will give a reading from his critically acclaimed novel, Finny , on Friday, July 20, at 7 p.m. in Grey Towers Castle. The reading is part of Arcadia University's Creative...

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July 6, 2012

Grady Takes on 'Great Shakespeareans' and Literary Daredevils

If your idea of a great Shakespearean includes a quill pen, Elizabethan collars or the likeness of Mel Gibson, you’ve got it all wrong. Just ask Professor Hugh Grady , who recently edited and contributed to Great Shakespeareans: Empson, Wilson Knight, Barber, Kott (Continuum 2012)—an anthology of...

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July 5, 2012

Philly Post Features Atkins Article on Shame Punishments in American Courts

Philly Post featured "Judge Was Right to Tell Mom to Cut Off Daughter’s Ponytail" by Larry Atkins , Adjunct Professor of Journalism. The article discusses the prevalence of "shame punishments" in American courts, following a recent court order from a Utah Judge that required a "13-year-old girl to...

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June 27, 2012

Fillman ’09M Accepts Teaching Fellowship, Pursues Ph.D. in English

Lehigh Valley-based poet and educator Robert Fillman ’09M is looking forward to a return to scholarship. He recently accepted a Teaching Fellowship at Lehigh University to pursue a Ph.D. in English with hopes of establishing himself as a scholar and a professor. “I look forward to the opportunity...

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June 22, 2012

Chestnut Hill Local: Graham ’81M Commits to Full-Time Service

Chestnut Hill Local recently profiled Mary Ellen Graham ’81M , president and executive director of My Place Germantown, Inc., an organization that provides permanent supportive housing for disabled and formerly homeless men. Graham earned a Master's degree in English from Arcadia University in 1981...

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June 14, 2012

Grady Presents Keynote at Contemporary Shakespeare Conference in Germany

Dr. Hugh Grady , Professor of English, is a keynote speaker at the Contemporary Shakespeare Conference at Hildesheim University in Hildesheim, Germany, June 14-16. He will discuss Shakespeare’s Measure for Measure and its parallels with Bertolt Brecht’s Der gute Mensch von Sezuan, variously...

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