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Jane Springer
Springer Awarded MacDowell Fellowship

Assistant Professor of English and Creative Writing Jane Springer has been awarded a prestigious  MacDowell Fellowship for a residency at the Colony in Peterborough, N.H. , from Sept. 19 – Oct.  17.  The MacDowell Colony is the nation’s leading artist colony; it nurtures the arts by offering creative individuals of the highest talent an inspiring environment in which they can produce enduring works of the imagination.  More ...

Verlyn Klinkenborg
New York Times Editorial Board's Verlyn Klinkenborg to Lecture

Author Verlyn Klinkenborg will lecture at Hamilton on Thursday, Sept. 19, at 8 p.m., in Bradford Auditorium, KJ.  A member of The New York Times editorial board, Klinkenborg writes on environmental issues in a weekly column, “The Rural Life.” His lecture is free and open to the public and is part of the English & Creative Writing Fall 2013 Reading Series.  More ...

Jennifer Pashley
Author Jennifer Pashley to Read From Work

Author Jennifer Pashley will give a reading from her new book of stories, The Conjurer, on Tuesday, Sept. 10, at 8 p.m., in the Fillius Events Barn. The reading is free and open to the public.  More ...

Jane Springer
Springer to Read at Poetry Festival

Assistant Professor of English Jane Springer will read at the Poetry Society of America’s New York City Poetry Festival on Saturday, July 27.  More ...

Will Newman '14 sorts and organizes a large cache of materials by the late poet Agha Shahid Ali in Burke Library's Special Collections.
Poet Agha Shahid Ali’s Legacy Lives On In Special Collections

Poet Agha Shahid Ali taught at Hamilton for only five years, but in that short time he established lasting connections and friendships at the college. For this reason, the Agha Shahid Ali Literary Trust donated his collection of manuscripts, letters, and other writings to Hamilton after his death in 2001. This summer, Will Newman ’14 is working with Burke Library’s Special Collections to organize the materials so that they are accessible to scholars, ensuring that Shahid’s legacy at Hamilton lives on.  More ...

Sarah Sgro '14
Sarah Sgro ’14 Explores “Domestic Grotesque” in Fiction and Poetry

This summer, through an Emerson Foundation Grant, Sarah Sgro ’14 is studying writing that, in her words, “confronts the realities of family and romantic life through a grotesque lens.” In her project, “Family Gone Bizarre: The Domestic Grotesque in Contemporary Fiction and Poetry,” Sgro is exploring how authors approach themes of domestic life in dark and bizarre ways. She’ll then be examining those themes in her own writing.  More ...

Joana Sabadell-Nieto, Katherine Terrell, Chris Vasantkumar
Three Faculty Awarded Tenure

Three Hamilton College faculty members were approved for tenure by the college’s board of trustees during a recent meeting. The board granted tenure to Joana Sabadell-Nieto (Hispanic Studies), Katherine Terrell (English) and Christopher Vasantkumar (anthropology).  More ...

Austin Briggs
Briggs Gives Paper at Joyce Conference

Austin Briggs, the Hamilton B. Tompkins Professor of English Literature emeritus, delivered a paper, "Mr., Mrs., Miss, Surnames, Given Names, and Pronouns in Joyce's The Dead," at the XXIII North American James Joyce Conference in Charleston, S.C., in June.  More ...

Christiane Gannon
Gannon Publishes Article on Marie Corelli

An article by Visiting Assistant Professor of English Christiane Gannon appears in this month's issue of English Literature in Transition 1880-1920. In "Marie Corelli's The Sorrows of Satan: Literary Professionalism and the Female Author as Priest," Gannon argues that Corelli was partly responsible for popularizing an idea of literary professionalism as a form of living the examined life.  More ...

DHI's The Beloved Witness Project Featured in Kashmir Newspaper

Hamilton’s project to digitally archive video-taped readings, personal documents, letters and manuscripts of the celebrated Kashmiri-American poet Agha Shahid Ali (1949-2001) was featured in The Kashmir Reader.  More ...

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