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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...

Feb 12, 2018 Caitlin Burns

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...

African American Read-In 2018

Submit and read your favorite published work of literature, poetry, or verse by a writer of African descent.
Friday, February 9, 2018 - 11:30

On February 21, Arcadia will host its 6th celebration of Africana Literature and Writing. The National African American Read-In was created 29 years ago by members of the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) to educate others about the literary contributions of African American writers and, later, people of African descent worldwide. During the month of February, events promoting... Read More

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Jessica Derr Dec 22, 2017 1:21 pm

Dr. Matt Heitzman, Assistant Professor of English and 'Hamilton' Superfan

What possessed you to create your Literature of the Revolution course? My dissertation was looking at the ways in which English writers responded to the French Revolution, so I’m really interested in how people write about revolution and how they think about revolution. The idea of...

Clifford Long Nov 2, 2017 10:37 am

See You. AU

I had my last big trip as an IPAL on April 16. I think I realized it sometime during the day that Saturday, while waiting in one of the ridiculously long lines for a ride at Hersheypark. With perfect weather and it being my friend and fellow IPAL leader Olayinka’s birthday, I only thought...

Sep 19, 2017 Caitlin Burns

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...