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Christian Goodwillie, Carol McCord, Jim McCord, Janelle Schwartz '97.
An Adirondack Library Finds a Home at Hamilton

In the age of eReaders and online libraries, the story of books gets lost. Not the story within the book, which is arguably more permanent, but rather the story contained on its faded pages, in its stretched spine, on its battered covers.

Hamilton’s Burke Library has an impressive selection of rare books and other special collections; of particular note are the Ezra Pound Archive and the abundance of Adirondack-related acquisitions. Christian Goodwillie, director and curator of Special Collections and Archives, is currently cataloguing a recently procured collection: The John Quinn and Jeanne Robert Foster Library, a generous gift from Jim and Carol McCord.  More ...

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Schwartz ’97 Publishes Column in Adirondack Almanack

The first installment of a bimonthly column by Janelle Schwartz ’97, visiting assistant professor of English and creative writing and general director of the Academic Program in the Adirondacks, was published on Nov. 16 in The Adirondack Almanack.  More ...

Members of Janelle Schwartz's Adventure Narratives class at Blue Mountain.
No Armchair Adventurers Here

Students in Janelle Schwartz’s Reading the Extreme in World Adventure Narratives class are doing a lot more than reading this semester. Schwartz, a 1997 Hamilton graduate and visiting assistant professor of comparative literature, has teamed up with The Hamilton Outing Club (HOC) to bring experiential learning to her students.  More ...

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Schwartz ’97 Discusses Worm Work

Visiting Assistant Professor of Comparative Literature Janelle A. Schwartz ’97 presented a lecture on March 23 at Counterpath in Denver. The talk, based on her book Worm Work: Recasting Romanticism (2012), incorporated both science and literature in an examination of the world of worms.  More ...

Female faculty authors were honored at a book party.
Scholarly Achievements of Hamilton's Female Faculty Celebrated

The scholarly achievements of female faculty authors in the humanities and social sciences at Hamilton College were celebrated at a book party in the Burke Library this winter.   More ...

<em>Worm Work: Recasting Romanticism</em> by Janelle Schwartz
Schwartz Authors New Book, Worm Work: Recasting Romanticism

Visiting Assistant Professor of Comparative Literature Janelle Schwartz is the author of a new book, Worm Work: Recasting Romanticism, published this month by University of Minnesota Press.  More ...

Welles '08 Researching the Vampire in Contemporary American Culture

For most people, "vampire" means Joss Whedon's hit TV show Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Fans of the show abound; most of them do watch and read a lot of vampire literature and maybe there are even some who ask strangers what they think of vampires. But William Welles '08 (Greenwich, Conn.) is more than your average Buffy fan, all this and then some: he is a Buffy fan with funding. The history and theatre major has an Emerson Grant this summer to work with Visiting Instructor in Comparative Literature Janelle Schwartz, researching the figure of the vampire in contemporary American culture.  More ...

Schwartz Organizes Panel, Gives Paper at American Comparative Literature Meeting

Visiting Instructor of Comparative Literature Janelle Schwartz organized a
panel and gave a paper at the American Comparative Literature Association's 2006 meeting, "The Human and Its Others," held March 24-26 at Princeton. Schwartz's panel, "A Cabinet of Curiosities: Objectifying the Human from the Renaissance to the 21st Century," was co-organized with Nhora Serrano from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. It was a three-day panel with four papers given each day. Schwartz's paper was titled "Putting Polyps Into Powder Jars: Applications and Implications of the Spontaneous Generation Debate."  More ...

Comparative Literature Class Explores Biology Through Interdisciplinary Course

Visiting Instructor of Comparative Literature Janelle Schwartz recently brought her Comparative Literature 311 “Fields of Visibility: Science and Literature in European Romantic Thought” class to Professor of Biology Pat Reynolds’ lab to look at worms through microscopes and put their theoretical knowledge of worm generation and regeneration into practice. The class is an interdisciplinary course that attracts students interested in the sciences and the humanities.  More ...