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Lashanna Bryant at Wizard World Con.

Oct 9, 2018 Jennifer Retter

Bryant ’21 Goes Hollywood

Good fortune may have led English major Lashanna Bryant ’21 to Philadelphia’s Wizard World Comic Con, as she won, through a Facebook contest, a four-day event pass, prize pack, and tickets to meet Game of Thrones and Aquaman star Jason Momoa. But it was talent that earned Bryant a meeting...

Jessica Derr Oct 8, 2018 4:48 pm

Gateway to Teaching

In the beginning of my college experience, I had many interactions with well-meaning, usually older relatives or family friends that played out like:     “What are you majoring in at Arcadia?”     “English.”     Then would come every English...

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Sep 11, 2018 Caitlin Burns

Dr. Eaton Launches Humanities Research Lab as Steinbrucker Endowed Chair

Dr. Kalenda Eaton, associate professor of English, is hoping the new Humanities Research Lab (HRL) can be a place where students, faculty, and staff can work collaboratively. The HRL opens on Sept. 12 with a kickoff event from 12:15 to 1 p.m. The HRL is located at 2035 Church Road. Dedicated to...

May 8, 2018 Caitlin Burns

Quigley Brown Receives Outstanding Instruction Award

Clare Quigley Brown, adjunct professor of English, received the COCE Award for Outstanding Instruction from Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU).   SNHU noted that Brown’s personalized instruction and classroom innovation has allowed her students to thrive. She broadens her online...

Apr 12, 2018 Caitlin Burns

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...

Apr 2, 2018 Caitlin Burns

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...

Apr 1, 2018 Caitlin Burns

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...

Jessica Derr Mar 27, 2018 11:38 am

My ‘Small School’ Experience

Before I got to college, movies and television had instilled in me an image of how classes were conducted. Dwarfed before a lecture hall swamped with students, a single professor would drone on, flipping through slides of their PowerPoint. This professor would not know if a particular student...

Mar 9, 2018 Caitlin Burns

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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Mar 8, 2018 Caitlin Burns

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...

Feb 27, 2018 Caitlin Burns

“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...

Jessica Derr Feb 27, 2018 9:24 am

Shaking It Up With Shakespeare

Fenced in by desks, a mass of bodies wander and weave among each other. Their heads are bent over slips of paper in hand, yet they never collide. Rather, they orbit each other in perfect harmony, their voices raised as one in a steady beat, chanting out the same verses over and over. Surely images...