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Bard Prison Initiative Founder Max Kenner Recounts Program Success

Max Kenner, founder and executive director of the Bard Prison Initiative (BPI), spoke in the Red Pit on Thursday evening. His talk, titled “Values of a Liberal Education: Reflections on Ten Years of the Bard Prison Initiative,” addressed not only BPI but also treatment toward incarcerated people on a national level.  More ...

Larson Publishes Essay, Presents Papers

Professor of English and Creative Writing Doran Larson published an essay, "Abolition from Within: Enabling the Citizen Convict" in the latest issue (#91) of Radical Teacher. He also presented four papers in recent months.  More ...

Attica Symposium Revisits 1971 Uprising

“It is the one of the toughest and, at times, most brutal prisons in America,” said Doran Larson, professor of English, in introducing the Attica symposium on Sept. 16.  The symposium detailed the uprising of 1971 that left 39 dead and led to major prison reform.  More ...

Betsy Jensen, Doran Larson, Russell Marcus and Anne Lacsamana.
Teaching Awards Presented to Jensen, Larson, Lacsamana and Marcus

Hamilton’s highest awards for teaching were presented at Class & Charter Day on May 6 to  Professor of Economics Elizabeth Jensen, Professor of English and Creative Writing Doran Larson, Associate Professor of Women’s Studies Anne Lacsamana and Assistant Professor of Philosophy Russell Marcus. Frank Anechiarico '71, the Maynard-Knox Professor of Government and Law, was presented with the Sidney Wertimer Award by the Student Assembly.  More ...

Larson Publishes in College Literature
Professor of English Doran Larson's essay, "Toward a Prison Poetics," appears in the current edition of College Literature (Summer, 2010). The essay is based on Larson's research in global prison writing; it proposes that prison writing presents a genre united not only by comparable contexts and author experience, but by recurrent formal tropes. More ...
Larson Details Prison Writing Class in Chronicle Essay
Professor of English and Creative Writing Doran Larson published an essay “Writing Behind the Wall” in The Chronicle of Higher Education (8/1/10). The piece details Larson’s experiences in teaching creative writing at a maximum security prison and the related class he teaches at Hamilton, “20th Century American Prison Writing.” More ...
Six Faculty Members Promoted to Professor
Six members of the Hamilton College faculty have been promoted to the rank of professor. Associate professors Debra Boutin, mathematics; Naomi Guttman, English; Shoshana Keller, history; Doran Larson, English; Herm Lehman biology; and Gary Wyckoff, government, were promoted, effective July 1. More ...
Larson is Panel Presenter at 2008 MLA Convention
Associate Professor of English Doran Larson spoke on a panel titled, "Where We Teach and Learn Now," on teaching outside the academy, at the 2008 Modern Language Association Convention in San Francisco in December. In addition, Larson's short story, "Cha Cha," published in the summer 2008 issue of New Madrid, has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize. More ...
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