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Professor Margie Thickstun and her Experience of Reading students in Cooperstown.
English Class Steps Back in Time With Visit to Farmer's Museum

Ben Franklin probably would have loved the Internet. As colonial America’s most famous printer, Franklin ran a shop that served a very similar role to the Internet as we know it today. He dispersed all manner of information to the inhabitants of the colonies: legal documents, newspapers, and publications like Poor Richard’s Almanack, which Franklin himself wrote under the pseudonym of Richard Saunders.  More ...

Tory Grieves '12 reads a section of <em>Paradise Lost</em> during the Milton Marathon.
Milton Marathon Takes on Paradise Lost

Some visitors to Burke Library on Feb. 27 were sidetracked by a group of readers in the browsing area who were participating in the second Milton Marathon. Organized by Margaret Thickstun, the Elizabeth J. McCormack Professor of English, the event featured a day-long reading of Milton’s epic poem Paradise Lost.  More ...

Joanna Scott
University of Rochester Professors to Read

James Longenbach, the Joseph Henry Gilmore Professor of English and Joanna Scott, the Roswell Smith Burrows Professor of English, both at the University of Rochester, will give a reading on Tuesday, Feb. 22, at 8 p.m., in the Fillius Events Barn. The reading is free and open to the public.  More ...

Larson Publishes Short Story, Essay

Professor of English and Creative Writing Doran Larson published a short story, "What You Don't Know," in the current issue of Short Story, a joint publication of the University of Texas, SUNY-Oneonta, and Claflin University.  More ...

George Bahlke
Professor of English Emeritus George Bahlke Dies

President Joan Hinde Stewart announced the passing of Professor of English Emeritus George Bahlke in an e-mail to the campus community on Feb. 1:

Professor of English Emeritus George Bahlke died on Feb. 1 of complications from pneumonia. He was 76 and, although retired, was a frequent presence on campus.  More ...

Vincent Odamtten
Odamtten Lectures at University of Alabama

Professor of English Vincent Odamtten presented the first Dr. Robert Milton Young Memorial Lecture in African American Literary and Cultural Theory on Jan. 27, at the University of Alabama. The recently established lecture series honors Robert M. Young ’90 who died in January 2010. Odamtten was Young’s mentor while Young was a student at Hamilton. In “The Pleasures of Influence and Reciprocity” Odamtten spoke about his professional relationship with Young.  More ...

Steven Yao
Yao Speaks at Modern Language Association

Associate Professor of English Steve Yao spoke at the Modern Language Association (MLA) annual meeting held in Los Angeles, Jan. 6-9. Yao delivered a paper, "Comparing American Modernisms," on a panel sponsored by the American Comparative Literature Association (ACLA). The MLA conference is the main national venue for language and literature scholars in higher education.  More ...

Steven Yao
Yao Contributes Essay to Volume on Ezra Pound

Associate Professor of English Steven Yao published an essay, "Translation," in the volume Ezra Pound in Context, published by Cambridge University Press and edited by Ira B. Nadel. In this essay Yao traces the importance of translation as a mode of literary production within Pound's individual career, as well as within Anglo-American modernism more generally.  More ...

The marathon reading of <em>Paradise Lost</em>  last spring.
New York Times Features Hamilton's Milton Marathon

The New York Times featured Hamilton’s marathon reading of John Milton's epic poem Paradise Lost in an article in the Education Life section of the Sunday, Jan. 9, edition. Orchestrated last spring by Elizabeth J. McCormack Professor of English Margaret Thickstun, the 12-hour Milton fest drew some 60 students, faculty and community members.  More ...

Marilyn Chin
Author Marilyn Chin to Read From Work

Award-winning author Marilyn Chin will read from her work on Thursday, Dec. 2, at 8 p.m., in the Fillius Events Barn. The reading is free and open to the public.  More ...

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