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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 ...

Andrew Jillings and Janelle Schwartz '97 at Adirondack Day.
Schwartz ’97 and Jillings Promote Adirondack Programs

Visiting Assistant Professor of English and Creative Writing Janelle Schwartz ’97 and Director of Outdoor Leadership Andrew Jillings were invited to attend Adirondack Day on April 27 at the New York State Legislative Office Building in Albany, N.Y.  More ...

The view from the deck of The Main House at the program site, overlooking the High Peaks.
Academic Program in Adirondack Park Gets Green Light for Fall

Hamilton College is launching a new domestic off-campus study program this fall with 10 students, a professor-in-residence, 50 local partners and a six-million-acre classroom.  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 ...

The Mountain House
Home on the Range

Hamilton’s Academic Program in the Adirondacks, set to begin in fall 2015, has a home.  The program will be based at The Mountain House in Keene, N.Y., in the heart of the High Peaks, near a popular trailhead for Hurricane Mountain, as well as Big Crow and Little Crow.  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 ...

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