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Professor Dan Chambliss encourages comment in the Great Books seminar as Joe Simonson '15 Morgan Lane '16, and Mark Parker-Magyar '15 look on.
Chambliss and Kelly Take on Great Books in Seminar

Machiavelli. Darwin. Paine. These men changed lives with their writing, affecting how millions thought about themselves and their place in the world.  Dan Chambliss, the Eugene M. Tobin Distinguished Professor of Sociology, and Al Kelly, the Edgar B. Graves Professor of History, have a similar effect on the Hamilton students they teach in their Great Books seminar—albeit on a slightly smaller scale.  More ...

Peter Cameron '82 read in the Fillius Events Barn.
Peter Cameron ’82, H’12 Returns to the Hill

Hamilton alumnus and 2012 honorary degree recipient Peter Cameron ’82 returned to the Hill on Nov. 7. He read excerpts from his 2012 novel Coral Glynn and a new short story. Cameron is a critically acclaimed fiction author who has six published novels.  More ...

Frederick R. Wagner
Hamilton Mourns Professor Fred Wagner

Hamilton President Joan Hinde Stewart announced in an e-mail to the campus community the death of long-time Professor Fred Wagner:

I write with sadness to inform you that Professor of English Emeritus Frederick R. Wagner died Sunday, Oct. 28, in Utica. He was 84.  More ...

Best-Selling Author Eloisa James to Read

New York Times bestselling romance author Eloisa James will read from her work on Wednesday, Oct. 24, at 8 p.m., in the Fillius Events Barn. James writes historical mass-market romances for Avon Publishers, an imprint of HarperCollins. The reading is free and open to the public and will be followed by a book-signing.  More ...

Senior Fellow Marty Cain '13
Capturing Rural Decay Through Poetry and Film

With hundreds of Walmarts and large malls spreading across the United States, shoppers can enjoy more convenient, sometimes cheaper goods, from groceries to car tires. While smooth highways bridge millions of Americans to glossy new shopping opportunities every year, the nation places less value on the quiet pastoral state that it once treasured. Marty Cain ’13 is exploring this dichotomy of lifestyles for his senior fellowship, The Poetic Art of Rural Decay: Reinterpreting the Pastoral with a Surreal Sense of Place.  More ...

Katherine Terrell
Terrell Edits Book About the Anglo-Scottish Border

Palgrave Macmillan has just published an essay collection titled The Anglo-Scottish Border and the Shaping of Identity 1300-1600, co-edited by Assistant Professor of English Katherine H. Terrell and Mark P. Bruce of Bethel University.  More ...

Katherine Terrell
Terrell Publishes Article in Calliope

Assistant Professor of English Katherine Terrell published an article on King Arthur and Mordred in the children's history magazine Calliope. The article explores a Scottish version of the Arthurian legend in which Mordred (traditionally the villain of the story) is recast as the hero--a good Scottish boy who is the rightful king of England, while Arthur is an illegitimate usurper.  More ...

Genevieve Nierman '13
Nierman ’13 Studies Dublin’s Obsession with “Greatest Novel Ever Written”

While studying in Dublin, Ireland, Genevieve Nierman ’13 constantly came across references to early 20th century author James Joyce and his famed work Ulysses. She became intrigued by Dublin’s obsession with the novel and was awarded an Emerson Foundation Summer Research Grant to study the relationship between Ulysses and Dublin and to discern what attributes of the novel are responsible for its international success.  More ...

Onno Oerlemans
Oerlemans Presents Paper at Conference in Switzerland

Professor of English Onno Oerlemans delivered a paper titled "The Inhuman Voice: Birdsong in the Romantic Lyric" at the annual conference of the North American Society for the Study of Romanticism, Aug. 15-19. The conference, on "Romantic Prospects," was co-organized with the University of Zurich and the University of Neuchatel, and was held in Neuchatel, Switzerland, in part to celebrate the tercentenary of Jean-Jacque Rousseau's birth.  More ...

Martin Cain '13
Cain '13 Explores Pastoral Poetry Through Emerson Grant

Creative writing concentrator Martin Cain’s poetry has already appeared in a number of literary journals, so his award of an Emerson Foundation Summer Research Grant to pursue a study focused on “pastoral” poetry should come as no surprise. Cain ’13 was also the youngest writer to attend Middlebury College’s prestigious Bread Loaf Conference in 2011.  More ...

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