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English Faculty Participate in Conference at LeMoyne College

Four faculty members of the Hamilton College English department delivered papers at the Return of the Text conference organized by the LeMoyne College Religion and Literature Forum on Sept. 28-29. This conference was co-sponsored by Hamilton's English Department.  More ...

Guttman Poem “Horse Latitudes” Part of N.J. Art Exhibit

Professor of English and Creative Writing Naomi Guttman’s poem “Horse Latitudes,” from The Banquet of Donny and Ari: Scenes From the Opera is on display as part of the exhibit “Confluence: Work About Water” now showing at The Textile Art Show at The Art Gallery in Paterson, N.J.  More ...

Doran Larson
Larson Publishes Essay in The Atlantic Monthly Online

An essay by Professor of English and Creative Writing Doran Larson has been published in The Atlantic Monthly online. In “Why Scandinavian Prisons are Superior,” Larson contends that “open” prisons, in which detainees are allowed to live like regular citizens, should be a model for the U.S.  More ...

Verlyn Klinkenborg
Lessons from the Farm: Reading by Author Verlyn Klinkenborg

The Hamilton community welcomed Verlyn Klinkenborg to the Hill on Sept. 19 as part of the Fall 2013 Reading Series. As an esteemed author, Klinkenborg has published hundreds of pieces of non-fiction and has served as a member of The New York Times editorial board since 1997. He is known for his work concerning rural life, which is largely impacted by his upbringing on his family’s Iowa farm.  More ...

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 ...

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