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Award-winning Hamilton Poets to Read at KAC

Three award-winning Hamilton poets will read in “Winning Words” on Saturday, April 16, at the Kirkland Art Center. Readings by William Billiter, Naomi Guttman and Jane Springer will follow a reception at 7:30 p.m. The event marks National Poetry Month and is free and open to the public.  More ...

Jane Springer
Springer Publishes Six Poems in The Southern Review

Visiting Assistant Professor of English Jane Springer has six new poems published in this spring’s issue of The Southern Review. The poems are titled “Looks Like the Hound That Caught the Car”; “Nocturne: So Mixed Up She Don’t Know Daylight from Dark”; “In a Coon’s Age”;   “Don’t Know a Stranger”; “I’ll Wear the Hound out of That”; and “Pretty As You Please.” The Southern Review is published by Louisiana State University.

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George Bahlke
George Bahlke Memorial Service to Be Held on April 2

A memorial service for Professor of English Emeritus George Bahlke will be held on Saturday, April 2, at 3 p.m. in St. James' Episcopal Church in Clinton, followed by a reception in the parish hall. Bahlke died on Feb. 1 of complications from pneumonia. He was 76 and, although retired, was a frequent presence on campus. The family asks that in lieu of flowers, those wishing may donate to the George Bahlke Travel Fund, established by his wife, family and friends on the occasion of his retirement.  More ...

Participants in the 2011 Milton Marathon.
Readers Confront Paradise Lost

The second annual Milton Marathon drew avid Paradise Lost fans, members of English classes, faculty and interested bystanders to the browsing area of Burke Library on Feb. 27. Margie Thickstun, the Elizabeth J. McCormack Professor of English, organized the marathon for her English 228 class.  More ...

Steven Yao
Yao Delivers Lecture at UMass, Publishes Article

Associate Professor of English Steven Yao delivered a lecture titled "Global Literary Studies and the Rising Tide of the Transpacific," as part of the Faculty Research Colloquium Series at UMass, Amherst, on March 1. While there, he also taught a graduate seminar on Global Modernisms.  More ...

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 ...

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