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Participants in the marathon reading of Milton's <em>Paradise Lost</em>.
Milton Marathon Reading of Paradise Lost Tempts 60
This semester's Milton class hosted a marathon reading of John Milton's epic poem Paradise Lost on April 11 in Burke Library. The 12-hour Milton fest drew some 60 students, faculty and community members, according to Margaret Thickstun, the Elizabeth J. McCormack Professor of English, who teaches the class. More ...
Vincent Odamtten
Odamtten Chairs Panel at Tucson Conference
Professor of English Vincent Odamtten chaired a panel on "A Reevaluation of Ghanaian Literature and Globalization" at the 36th Annual African Literature Association conference hosted by the University of Arizona, Tucson, on March 10-14. He also presented a paper titled "Aidoo, 'The Eagle and the Chickens' and Questions of Being in the World." More ...
Jayne Anne Phillips
Award-Winning Author Jayne Anne Phillips to Read
Jayne Anne Phillips, award-winning novelist and short story writer, will read selections from her work on Thursday, April 1, at 8 p.m., in the Fillius Events Barn at Hamilton.
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Ernest Williams
Williams, Reynolds and Oerlemans Co-Author Book Chapter
A book with a chapter coauthored by Hamilton faculty Ernest Williams, Patrick Reynolds and Onno Oerlemans has been published by the University of Iowa Press. The chapter, “Interdisciplinary Teaching about the Adirondacks,” appears in Nature and Culture in the Northern Forest, (edited by Pavel Cenkl, 2010). More ...
Jane Springer
Springer Publishes Poems in Two Journals
Visiting Assistant Professor of English Jane Springer has had three new poems published in The Cincinnati Review and The Southern Review. Her poems are titled "Whiskey Pastoral," "Snow Angel," and "Murder Ballad." More ...
Joe Urgo
Urgo Named President of St. Mary's College of Maryland
The following announcement was sent to the campus community by President Joan Stewart on Monday, Feb. 22, at 12:15 p.m. It is with very mixed feelings that I write to say that Vice President and Dean of Faculty Joe Urgo has been named president of St. Mary’s College of Maryland, effective July 1. More ...
Naomi Guttman
Guttman to Read from Work at Utica College
Associate Professor of English Naomi Guttman will give a poetry reading on Wednesday, Feb. 17, at 12:30 p.m. at Utica College’s MacFarlane Auditorium, DePerno Hall, as part of the Professor Harry F. and Mary Ruth Jackson Lunch Hour Series. More ...
Tina May Hall
Tina Hall Awarded Prestigious Drue Heinz Literature Prize
Assistant Professor of English Tina May Hall has been named the 2010 winner of the Drue Heinz Literature Prize, one of the nation’ s most prestigious awards for a book of short stories. Hall’ s manuscript, The Physics of Imaginary Objects, was selected from a field of nearly 350 entries by esteemed author and film critic Renata Adler. The book will be published by the University of Pittsburgh Press this fall.
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Austin Briggs
Austin Briggs Speaks on Dickens
Austin Briggs, the Hamilton B. Tompkins Professor of English Literature emeritus, delivered a lecture titled "The Joys of Dickens: Reading Great Expectations" on behalf of PEN at the Belles Artes in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, on Feb. 2. The preceding week, at the San Miguel Biblioteca, Briggs introduced David Lean's adaptation of Dickens' novel, a film ranked number five in the British Film Institute's list of the 100 best British films of the 20th century. More ...
Joseph R. Urgo
Urgo Co-Authors Guide to Faulkner's Absalom, Absalom!
Dean of Faculty Joseph R. Urgo has co-authored a new book, Reading Faulkner: Absalom, Absalom! (University Press of Mississippi, March, 2010), with Noel Polk, professor emeritus of English at Mississippi State University. More ...
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