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Austin Briggs
Austin Briggs Attends James Joyce Conference
Austin Briggs, the Hamilton B. Tompkins Professor of English, emeritus, attended the North American James Joyce Conference held at SUNY Buffalo in June. At the conference, he participated on a panel he co-organized, "Joyce and the Visual Arts," and he co-moderated two discussion panels that he co-organized. In addition, as a trustee, Briggs attended a meeting of the Board of the International James Joyce Foundation. More ...
Naomi Guttman
Guttman Reads in Toronto's Art Bar Poetry Series
Associate Professor of English Naomi Guttman gave a poetry reading of new work as part of The Art Bar Poetry Series at Clinton's in Toronto, Canada, on June 2.. Guttman's latest collection, Wet Apples, Wet Blood, was published by McGill-Queen's University Press in 2007. More ...
Katherine Terrell
Terrell Hosts Panel and Delivers Paper at Medieval Congress
Assistant Professor of English Katherine H. Terrell hosted a panel on "Scottish Literature and Identity" at the 44th International Congress on Medieval Studies at Western Michigan University on May 9. In a separate panel at the Congress, she delivered a paper titled "Propaganda, Politics, and the Anglo-Scottish Border," in which she examined portrayals of the medieval Anglo-Scottish border in historiography, cartography, and law. More ...
Naomi Guttman
Guttman Publishes Poem in Stone Canoe
Associate Professor of English Naomi Guttman published the poem "After Hours" in the third edition of Stone Canoe: A Journal of Arts and Ideas from Upstate New York, published by Syracuse University. This spring Guttman is a humanities scholar in the New York Council for the Humanities' program, "Together -- Book Talk for Kids and Parents," which offers a unique forum for parents and children aged 9-11 to talk about books and ideas. More ...
Humanities Lecture Series to Debut With Presentation by Yao
The new Humanities Lecture Series will debut with a presentation on Wednesday, Jan. 28, at 4:10 p.m. in Dwight Lounge, Bristol Campus Center. Steve Yao, associate dean of faculty for diversity initiatives and associate professor of English, and student respondent Geoffrey Hicks '09, will discuss "The Poetry of Chinese Detainees on Angel Island: Reflections on Minority Literature and the Liberal Arts." 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 ...
Tina Hall
Hall's Novella All The Day's Sad Stories Wins Caketrain Chapbook Competition
Assistant Professor of English Tina Hall's novella, All the Day's Sad Stories, won the 2008 Caketrain Chapbook Competition and will be published by Caketrain this spring. More ...
Steven Yao
Yao Elected to MLA Delegate Assembly
Associate Dean of Faculty for Diversity Initiatives and Associate Professor of English Steve Yao has been elected to the Delegate Assembly of the Modern Language Association, the largest professional organization focusing on the study and teaching of the humanities and the status of the language and literature in the U.S. More ...
Guttman's Wet Apples, White Blood Shares Adirondack Center's Best Book of Poetry Award
Associate Professor of English Naomi Guttman's book of poetry, Wet Apples, White Blood, shared the best book of poetry award with The Origin of the Milky Way by Barbara Louise Ungar at the Adirondack Center for Writing's (ACW) third annual Adirondack Literary Awards. The awards were announced at Blue Mountain Center in Blue Mountain Lake on June 8. The Adirondack Literary Awards celebrate and acknowledge the books that were written by Adirondack authors or published in the region in the previous year. There were 37 entries this year. Wet Apples, White Blood was published by McGill-Queen's University Press in 2007.
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Thickstun's Book Milton's Paradise Lost: Moral Education Lauded in The New Yorker
A book by Professor of English Margaret Thickstun is applauded in a New Yorker magazine essay "Return to paradise, The enduring relevance of John Milton" by Jonathan Rosen (6/2/08). The essay, which celebrates the 400th anniversary of English poet John Milton's birth, examines the variety of books recently published to mark the occasion. In The New Yorker author Rosen writes, "My favorite of all the recent Milton books, Margaret Olofson Thickstun's Milton's Paradise Lost: Moral Education, points out how occupied with teaching and learning everyone—except Satan—is. (Milton's only real job, before his role as Secretary for Foreign Tongues, was as a teacher and tutor.)"
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