English

Marcella Haddad Oct 29, 2014 8:00 pm

Reality Check

Everyone has a point in their lives where they realize that they have to grow up and stop believing in fairies and magic. For me, that point just happened to be halfway through my first semester of college. It had been building up for weeks. We’d been reading nothing but realistic fiction in...

Oct 29, 2014 Purnell Cropper

Marcella Haddad ’18: ‘Feed Your Reader: A Workshop with Author Nathaniel Popkin’

With the first six pages of her novel in hand, Marcella Haddad ’18 stepped into author Nathaniel Popkin’s writing workshop unsure of what to expect. Afterward, Haddad left with constructive criticism from her peers, writing tips from Popkin, and the affirmation that she is a “rising star.” Read her...

Marcella Haddad Oct 14, 2014 8:00 pm

Feed Your Reader: A Workshop with Nathaniel Popkin

I was supposed to tell a story in six pages. Some people only did one page, others went over, but I was right on the dot. I submitted six pages from the beginning of one of my novels. I sent it in, printed out the submissions from the nine other workshop participants, and nervously waited for...

Jul 2, 2014 Purnell Cropper

Dr. Hugh Grady Named Professor Emeritus at Arcadia University

Dr. Hugh Grady, a preeminent Shakespearean scholar who taught English literature and writing at Arcadia University for 27 years, has been named professor emeritus at the University. Grady, who retired from Arcadia following the 2013-14 academic year, is commended for his dedication to teaching, his...

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Jun 24, 2014 Purnell Cropper

Schall Publishes Poetry in ‘Streetnotes’

Director of the Writing Center Daniel Schall published “Philadelphiamble,” a photo-essay-style set of four poems, in Streetnotes, a peer-reviewed ethnography and poetry journal based at the University of California (Davis). The pieces Schall submitted to Streetnotes comprised roughly a third of...

May 29, 2014 Purnell Cropper

Isard Presents at the Drexel University e-Learning 3.0 Conference

Josh Isard, director of the MFA in creative writing program and assistant professor of English, presented “Mobile Devices, Apps, and Leaving the LMS” to tech writers, consultants, and representatives from companies like Blackboard and Lockheed Martin at the Drexel University e-Learning 3.0...

Apr 16, 2014 Purnell Cropper

Workshop, Gala, Lecture Celebrate Lifetime Accomplishments of Children’s Author Jennifer Bryant ’99M

By CHRISTOPHER SARACHILLI ’14 The Castle Mirror Room did not seem like a typical pre-lecture scene at 7 p.m. on Friday, March 21. Rather than hushed murmurs in the seats, those eager to hear Jennifer Bryant ’99M speak were met with a row of empty chairs and loud conversation floating in from the...

Mar 17, 2014 Purnell Cropper

Actor, Playwright Figueras ’16 Brings Words to Life

Damien Figueras ’16 writes about his development as an actor and playwright in his first two posts for Because Arcadia. The English and Theater Arts major recently performed in Arcadia University’s production of Harvey. In “Acting: Learning to Walk in Someone Else’s Shoes,” he explains his initial...

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Jan 7, 2014 Purnell Cropper

Isard Features on ‘Book Fight’ Podcast

Joshua Isard, assistant professor of English and director of the M.F.A. in Creative Writing, is the first guest of 2014 for “Book Fight,” an episodic podcast in which writers critique books while also discussing craft, publishing and contemporary literature. Hosts Tom McAllister and Mike Ingram...

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Jan 7, 2014 Purnell Cropper

Isard Features on ‘Book Fight’ Podcast

Joshua Isard, assistant professor of English and director of the M.F.A. in Creative Writing, is the first guest of 2014 for “Book Fight,” an episodic podcast in which writers critique books while also discussing craft, publishing and contemporary literature. Hosts Tom McAllister and Mike Ingram...

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Jun 25, 2013 JoLynne Bremmer

Video: MFA Professor Publishes Debut Novel, Guides Students in Their Writing Journey

Anyone who writes a book while leading Arcadia’s Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing program can hardly be labeled a slacker, so it doesn’t seem as if Joshua Isard modeled the protagonist in his debut novel after himself. Conquistador of the Useless, released earlier this month, is the fruit...

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May 8, 2013 Janet Greenstreet

Eaton Publishes in Anthology on the Aesthetic Legacy of Ishmael Reed

Dr. Kalenda Eaton, Department of English, authored a chapter titled “‘You have to know way too much?’: Teaching Ishmael Reed in the University Classroom” in On the Aesthetic Legacy of Ishmael Reed: Contemporary Reassessments, edited by Sami Ludwig (World Parade Books: 2013). The anthology is an...