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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...

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Apr 1, 2013 Purnell Cropper

Shannon Nichola Stoner Returns to Arcadia University April 19 to Discuss Egyptian Novel Series

Shannon Nichola Stoner, author of a trilogy of novels set in Ancient Egypt and 2004 graduate of Arcadia University, returns to her alma mater on Friday, April 19, to deliver “Two Worlds Collide in the Works of Shannon Nichola Stoner.” Part of the Arcadia University Writers Return to Campus Series,...

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Mar 4, 2013 Sarah Schwartz

Author Jennifer Bryant ’00M Celebrates ‘The Life and Art of Horace Pippin’

In January 2013, author Jennifer Bryant ’00M published A Splash of Red: The Life and Art of Horace Pippin (Knopf), which celebrates the 125th anniversary of the birth of the famous African-American painter and West Chester, Pa.-native  Horace Pippin. Bryant is gaining national attention and has...

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Mar 4, 2013 Sarah Schwartz

Oomph Appoints Aiello ’06M as Marketing and Recruiting Coordinator

Alyson Aiello ’06M, a graduate of Arcadia University’s English graduate program, is the new Boston-based Marketing and Recruiting Coordinator for the web development strategy agency Oomph. Her appointment was officially announced on Feb. 26: As a professional writer with a background in marketing,...

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Jan 30, 2013 Purnell Cropper

Eaton Presents at International Symposium on African American Identity in India

In January 2013, Dr. Kalenda Eaton traveled to Varanasi, India, as a featured speaker during an International Symposium on African American Identity at Banaras Hindu University. Eaton was invited by her colleague Dr. Gerise Herndon (Nebraska Wesleyan) and the Faculty of Social Sciences. During her...

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Jan 30, 2013 Purnell Cropper

Eaton Publishes Paper in ‘Language Value’

Dr. Kalenda Eaton recently published an article in a special issue on “minority literatures” in Language Value (December 2012). The article “Diasporic dialogues: The role of gender, language, and revision in the neo-slave narrative” examines two 20th-century novels whose authors employ the use of...

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Jan 30, 2013 Purnell Cropper

‘Forgotten Philadelphia’ Conjures City’s Ever-present History

Nearly 50 people attended a gallery opening and book event for Forgotten Philadelphia, presented by Philadelphia Stories at Arcadia University’s Judith Taylor Gallery on Jan. 23. The project combines art inspired by 15 heritage sites, including Laurel Hill Cemetery and Divine Lorraine Hotel,...

Jan 18, 2013 Sarah Schwartz

‘Forgotten Philadelphia’ on Display in Judith Taylor Gallery through Feb. 20

Arcadia University hosts Forgotten Philadelphia, an art exhibit presented by Philadelphia Stories, from Jan. 21 to Feb. 20 in the Judith Taylor Gallery located in Landman Library. Forgotten Philadelphia explores hidden treasures in the Philadelphia area, from abandoned historic buildings to...

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Dec 3, 2012 Purnell Cropper

Couch Explores the Poetry of Susan Stewart in ‘Jacket2’

Jacket2 published “On the art of Susan Stewart,” by Adjunct Professor of English Randall Couch, who writes: In focusing on slippages of perception, slippages that raise the questions whether and how prior concepts or categories of understanding might be necessary for sensory events to be resolved...

Nov 27, 2012 Purnell Cropper

Dan Torday: Bringing Literature to Life at Arcadia

By JEN RETTER ’16 Photography CHRISTINA YEE ’14 Every seat in the Grey Towers Castle Rose Room was filled by aspiring writers and book buffs eager to  learn more about novella writing and the fiction genre from Dan Torday, author of the The Sensualist, on Nov. 14. Additional rows of chairs were...

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Oct 22, 2012 Sarah Schwartz

'Five Quarterly' Publishes Short Story by MFA Student

Matt Kabik, a graduate student in Arcadia's Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing program, had a short story published in Five Quarterly. Kabik composed “How to Become a Perfect Living Statue” while enrolled in the MFA program. The piece was work-shopped in MFA classes, as well. Read Kabik's...