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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...

Jul 18, 2017 Caitlin Burns

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...

May 25, 2017 Caitlin Burns

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....

Apr 24, 2017 Caitlin Burns

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 time...

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Apr 18, 2017 Jennifer Retter

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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Apr 3, 2017 Caitlin Burns

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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Mar 30, 2017 Caitlin Burns

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...

Mar 20, 2017 Caitlin Burns

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...