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English and Creative Writing

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Vincent Odamtten
Odamtten an Invited Speaker at SU Symposium

Professor of English and Creative Writing Vincent Odamtten was an invited speaker at Syracuse University on Oct. 17 for the Chinua Achebe Symposium: A Celebration of the 50th Anniversary of Arrow of God.  More ...

Hamilton to Host Events Celebrating Life and Work of Agha Shahid Ali

Kashmiri-American poet Agha Shahid Ali, a former Hamilton College professor, will be honored through a series of events taking place at Hamilton on Sept. 19-20. The symposium, which is a part of The Beloved Witness Project, will celebrate his life as a renowned poet, teacher and influential author.  More ...

Jane Springer
Springer Poem Chosen for Inclusion in Best American Poetry Anthology

A poem by Associate Professor of English and Creative Writing Jane Springer, "Forties War Widows, Stolen Grain," was chosen for inclusion in this year's Best American Poetry Anthology.  Springer has been invited to read at the book launch ceremony on Thursday, Sept. 18, at The New School in New York City.  More ...

Andrew Rippeon
Rippeon Publishes Article

An article by Visiting Assistant Professor of English and Creative Writing Andrew Rippeon has been published in the current issue of Contemporary Literature. His article, "Bebop, Broadcast, Podcast, Audioglyph: Scanning Kamau Brathwaite's Mediated Sounds," examines the role sound media have played in the development of the Barbadian poet's politics and poetics.  More ...

Hannah Chappell '15 and Professor of English Onno Oerlemans.
Hannah Chappell ’15 Examines the Intersection of Literature and Dance

For her Emerson Grant this summer, Hannah Chappell ’15 is working with Professor of English Onno Oerlemans on a project titled “Moving Through Language: The Intersection of Literature, Dance and Performance.” She'll research authors whose texts contain elements of dance; choreographers and dancers whose work includes elements of literature;  and examine how literary theory can be applied to dance.  More ...

Hallie Loft '15
Hallie Loft ’15 Interned at New Hampshire Public Radio

Hallie Loft ’15, an English major, spent the summer interning in the newsroom at New Hampshire Public Radio (NHPR). Loft explained that she has always enjoyed writing, but has been seeking an outlet that would allow her to share her thoughts and ideas with a public audience. Furthermore, as a New Hampshire resident, she has been an avid listener of NHPR since a young age.  More ...

John Rufo '16
The Echoes of Ezra Pound

The Cantos, by 1905 Hamilton alumnus Ezra Pound, is an 800-page, unfinished epic poem that is divided into 120 sections, or cantos. The work is widely regarded as controversial due to its experimental style, being loosely structured and arcane, and Pound’s publicized fascist sympathies. “A good deal of the political and economic material in the Cantos is [infamously] wrong-headed,” John Rufo ’16 stated, “but the poetic method and forms are not inherently fascist or anything like that.”  More ...

Reid Swartz '15 in the WRVO studio.
89.9 WRVO: Your Source for NPR News

Every week, more than 20 million Americans listen to programming on National Public Radio (NPR). Perhaps that isn’t surprising considering the non-profit media organization has been supplying information to listeners for over four decades, and now broadcasts over a syndicated network of 900 public radio stations. Reid Swartz ’15, an English major, is working as a production intern at the Oswego-based affiliate, WRVO, funded through the support of Daniel Fielding ’07  More ...

Jessye McGarry '16
Live From New York!

Watching this summer’s comedy, They Came Together, it’s hard to imagine that Amy Poehler wasn’t always a leading lady in comedic entertainment. Yet Poehler’s gift to the genre does not stop with her films; rather it is one that keeps on giving through her involvement with the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre (UCBT) and Training Programs. Jessye McGarry ’16, a creative writing major, is interning with the UCBT in New York City this summer with the support of the Joseph F. Anderson Fund.  More ...

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