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Oct 22, 2012 Sarah Schwartz

'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...

Oct 22, 2012 Purnell Cropper

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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Oct 17, 2012 Sarah Schwartz

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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Oct 1, 2012 Purnell Cropper

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...

Sep 27, 2012 Purnell Cropper

'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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Aug 10, 2012 Sarah Schwartz

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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Aug 2, 2012 Sarah Schwartz

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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Jul 28, 2012 Sarah Schwartz

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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Jul 13, 2012 Sarah Schwartz

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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Jul 6, 2012 Sarah Schwartz

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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Jul 5, 2012 Sarah Schwartz

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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Jun 27, 2012 Sarah Schwartz

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...