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Dr. Chauhan (right) interviews author and literary legend Salman Rushdie (left) in July 2015.

Feb 2, 2017 Caitlin Burns

Dr. Chauhan Recognized for his Distinguished Achievement in Humanities

The South Asian Literary Association (SALA) honored Dr. Pradyumna Chauhan, professor of English, with a Distinguished Achievement Award for outstanding scholarship in Humanities and exceptional service to his profession. Dr. Chauhan accepted his award at the 17th annual SALA Conference in...

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Jan 23, 2017 Jennifer Retter

Dr. Grady to Publish on English Poet John Donne

Dr. Hugh Grady, professor emeritus of English, will publish John Donne and Baroque Allegory: The Aesthetics of Fragmentation, a study of lyric poetry written by John Donne between the 1590s and his death in 1631, through Cambridge University Press in 2017. Traditionally a Shakespearean scholar,...

Jan 19, 2017 Caitlin Burns

Dr. Eaton Gives Keynote Speech at Ottawa MLK Day Celebration

Dr. Kalenda Eaton, associate professor of English, gave the keynote address at the 13th annual Ottawa DreamKEEPERS Martin Luther King, Jr. Day celebrations in Ottawa, Canada on Jan. 16. She discussed how Canada has been a beacon since the 19th century in the fight for equality and freedom, from...

Jan 10, 2017 Caitlin Burns

Inquirer Heralds Atkins’s ‘Skewed’ as Timely for Current News Climate

The Philadelphia Inquirer reviewed Adjunct Professor of English Larry Atkins’s book, Skewed: A Critical Thinker’s Guide to Media Bias on Jan. 6, detailing it as “timely, given the recent fierce debate over "fake news" vs. reputable journalism.” Skewed provides tools for today’s news reader to...

Oct 24, 2016 Caitlin Burns

Tauss ’17 Constructs Pati Hill Exhibition for Honors Project

English major Dara Tauss ’17 constructed a Pati Hill-inspired exhibition at the Judith Taylor Art Gallery in Landman Library over the summer. The exhibition ran from Aug. 26 to Sept. 9. Tauss said her exhibition came from a need to explore thoughts and emotions attached to a course offered on...

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Aug 31, 2016 Caitlin Burns

Kaier Publishes Op-ed on Ichthyosis in New York Times

Anne Kaier, adjunct professor of English, published “Finding Refuge With the Skin I’m In,” an op-ed that chronicles her experiences with lamellar ichthyosis, in The New York Times on Aug. 24. The piece appeared in the paper’s Disability series, which features essays, art, and opinions by and...

Jul 21, 2016 Christopher Sarachilli

Dr. Eaton Receives Fulbright for Literary Research in Nova Scotia

Dr. Kalenda Eaton, 2016-2017 Fulbright Scholar from Arcadia University, has been awarded a J. William ​Fulbright Research Chair in Society and Culture at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia. This prestigious opportunity allows exceptional scholars to develop their areas of study at host...

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Apr 21, 2016 Christopher Sarachilli

Dr. Eaton Accepted to NEH Institute for Work on African Diaspora

Dr. Kalenda Eaton, associate professor of English and director of Global Learning, was accepted into the 2016 National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Summer Institute, “Arts of Survival: Recasting Lives in African Cities,” at Indiana University Bloomington, July 6-26. “I am specifically...

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Feb 16, 2016 Christopher Sarachilli

An Afternoon with Salman Rushdie

In July, Dr. Pradyumna Chauhan, professor of English, sat with author and literary legend Salman Rushdie (Midnight’s Children, The Satanic Verses) for a one-on-one interview at John Wiley & Sons publishing company in Manhattan. In the following excerpts from the two-hour...

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Feb 12, 2016 Christopher Sarachilli

'Potter' Scholar Dr. Appelbaum Speaks with Sparknotes.com

For Dr. Peter Appelbaum, professor in the School of Education, reading the Harry Potter books is more than indulging in the magical escapism that made it the bestselling book series of all time—it's scholarly research. In addition to teaching curriculum studies and...

Marcella Haddad Feb 2, 2016 7:00 pm

Be Too Much

“What advice do you have for aspiring writers?” New York Times bestselling author Leigh Bardugo considered my question. She raised the mic and replied, “I’m going to give you the advice that everyone gives to aspiring writers.” She paused for a second, and grinned. “On a full moon, go outside...

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Dec 1, 2015 Christopher Sarachilli

In Podcast, Warner Interviews Author of Booker Prize-winning Novel

Jim Warner, adjunct professor of English, interviewed author Marlon James earlier last week on Warner’s podcast, Citizen Lit. James’ novel A Brief History of Seven Killings, a decades-spanning epic that explores a failed assassination attempt on Bob Marley and the tumultuous years in Jamaica that...