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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...

Oct 22, 2012 Purnell Cropper

Author Jonathan Maberry Thrills and Inspires Arcadia Students

By JEN RETTER ’16 Photography KARA WRIGHT ’14 Earlier this month New York Times bestselling author and multiple Bram Stoker Award-winner Jonathan Maberry gave a talk to the community on “The Ticking Clock: Constructing a Nail-Biter of a Thriller.” Arcadia University’s Master of Fine Arts in...

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Oct 17, 2012 Sarah Schwartz

Pulp Zine Party Launches Arcadia into Creative Commotion

By Francesca Mayr ’16 Lively, innovative, and unhindered by arbitrary conventions, Arcadia’s literary party-goers took the mic at the Pulp zine launch party in the Castle Rose Room Oct. 11. The event sparked interest in the publication, which is sponsored by the Writing Center and designed to...

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Oct 1, 2012 Purnell Cropper

Collins Publishes Paper on Willa Cather's 'My Antonia'

Dr. Rachel Collins, Adjunct Professor of English, recently published the article “‘Where All the Ground is Friendly’: Subterranean Living and the Ethic of Cultivation in Willa Cather's My Antonia” in the ecocritical journal Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature and the Environment. Read an...

Sep 27, 2012 Purnell Cropper

'Music and Literature' Features Two Essays on Hubert Selby, Jr. by Dr. Richard Wertime

The first issue of the new journal Music and Literature features two essays on the American fiction writer Hubert Selby, Jr. by Professor of English Dr. Richard Wertime. The first essay, "Reconsidering The Room: Afterthoughts on Selby's Style" (pp. 75-86), offers a fresh reading of Selby’s second...

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Aug 10, 2012 Sarah Schwartz

Philly.com: Greenberg Presents One-Off Short Film Writing Course, Aug. 15

Philly.com recently reported that David Greenberg, who teaches screenwriting at Arcadia University, will be offering a one-off course, "Shorts for Summer...How to Write a Short Film," at the Plastic Club in Philadelphia, Pa., on Aug. 15. The course, which is offered through the learning venue...