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Patrick Lawler
Poet Patrick Lawler to Read From His Work

Poet Patrick Lawler, writer-in-residence at LeMoyne College, will read from his work on Monday, Feb. 2, at 8 p.m., in Dwight Lounge, Bristol Campus Center. The reading, which is free and open to the public, is part of the English and Creative Writing Spring 2015 Reading Series.  More ...

First Online Courses Debut via edX

A few days shy of the one-year anniversary of Hamilton and Colgate jointly announcing their partnership as new contributing members in the nonprofit, online learning platform edX,  two online interactive courses led by Hamilton professors will be launched.  More ...

Brent Plate, Rob Knight
Hamilton Featured in Wall St. Journal and New York Times Letters

Hamilton research projects were featured in letters to the editor in both The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal this week. On Jan. 13, a letter by Visiting Associate Professor of Religious Studies S. Brent Plate and Assistant Professor of Art Robert Knight about their research on the transition of sacred spaces was published by the Journal. A letter by Senior Director of Media Relations Vige Barrie about a Levitt Youth Poll was included in the Jan. 13 edition of the Times.  More ...

Corinne Bancroft '10 and Peter Rabinowitz
Rabinowitz and Bancroft ’10 Present at NCTE Convention

Peter J. Rabinowitz and Corinne Bancroft ’10 were invited to lead an interactive session at the National Council of Teachers of English Conference on Nov. 21, in Washington, D.C. Rabinowitz is the Carolyn C. and David M. Ellis ’38 Distinguished Teaching Professor of Comparative Literature.  More ...

Frank Lentricchia
Author and Utica College Graduate to Read, Lecture

Frank Lentricchia, Utica College graduate and literary critic, novelist and film professor, will present two events at Hamilton as part of the English Department’s Fall 2014 Reading Series. Lentricchia will read from his most recent work, Dog Killer of Utica: An Eliot Conte Mystery, on Monday, Nov. 3, at 4:10 p.m., in Dwight Lounge, Bristol Campus Center. He will present a talk titled “Writing as an Italian-American?” on Tuesday, Nov. 4, at 7:30 p.m., in the Burke Library All Night Reading Room. Both events are free and open to the public.  More ...

Hamilton to Host Events Celebrating Life and Work of Agha Shahid Ali

Kashmiri-American poet Agha Shahid Ali, a former Hamilton College professor, will be honored through a series of events taking place at Hamilton on Sept. 19-20. The symposium, which is a part of The Beloved Witness Project, will celebrate his life as a renowned poet, teacher and influential author.  More ...

Daniel Mendelsohn
Best-selling Author, Bard College Professor Daniel Mendelsohn to Lecture

Best-selling author and Bard College professor Daniel Mendelsohn will present a lecture, An Odyssey: A Father, A Son, and An Epic at Hamilton College on Thursday, Sept. 18, at 4:10 p.m., in the Taylor Science Center’s Kennedy Auditorium. The lecture is free and open to the public.  More ...

Andrew Rippeon
Rippeon Publishes Article

An article by Visiting Assistant Professor of English and Creative Writing Andrew Rippeon has been published in the current issue of Contemporary Literature. His article, "Bebop, Broadcast, Podcast, Audioglyph: Scanning Kamau Brathwaite's Mediated Sounds," examines the role sound media have played in the development of the Barbadian poet's politics and poetics.  More ...

Hannah Chappell '15 and Professor of English Onno Oerlemans.
Hannah Chappell ’15 Examines the Intersection of Literature and Dance

For her Emerson Grant this summer, Hannah Chappell ’15 is working with Professor of English Onno Oerlemans on a project titled “Moving Through Language: The Intersection of Literature, Dance and Performance.” She'll research authors whose texts contain elements of dance; choreographers and dancers whose work includes elements of literature;  and examine how literary theory can be applied to dance.  More ...

John Rufo '16
The Echoes of Ezra Pound

The Cantos, by 1905 Hamilton alumnus Ezra Pound, is an 800-page, unfinished epic poem that is divided into 120 sections, or cantos. The work is widely regarded as controversial due to its experimental style, being loosely structured and arcane, and Pound’s publicized fascist sympathies. “A good deal of the political and economic material in the Cantos is [infamously] wrong-headed,” John Rufo ’16 stated, “but the poetic method and forms are not inherently fascist or anything like that.”  More ...

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