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Five Faculty Members Promoted to Professor

Dean of Faculty Patrick Reynolds announced the promotion of five Hamilton faculty members to the rank of professor.  Todd Franklin, philosophy; Marianne Janack, philosophy; Katherine Kuharic, art; Bruce Walczyk, dance and movement studies; and Steven Yao, English and creative writing, were promoted effective July 1.  More ...

Chad Williams, Steve Yao, Bonnie Urciuoli and Steve Wu.
Four Receive Dean's Scholarly Achievement Awards

Four members of the Hamilton faculty were recognized for their research and creative successes through the Dean's Scholarly Achievement Awards at Class & Charter Day on Friday, May 6. The awards were established in three categories by former Dean of Faculty Joe Urgo in 2008.  More ...

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Yao Delivers Lecture at UMass, Publishes Article

Associate Professor of English Steven Yao delivered a lecture titled "Global Literary Studies and the Rising Tide of the Transpacific," as part of the Faculty Research Colloquium Series at UMass, Amherst, on March 1. While there, he also taught a graduate seminar on Global Modernisms.  More ...

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Yao Speaks at Modern Language Association

Associate Professor of English Steve Yao spoke at the Modern Language Association (MLA) annual meeting held in Los Angeles, Jan. 6-9. Yao delivered a paper, "Comparing American Modernisms," on a panel sponsored by the American Comparative Literature Association (ACLA). The MLA conference is the main national venue for language and literature scholars in higher education.  More ...

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Yao Contributes Essay to Volume on Ezra Pound

Associate Professor of English Steven Yao published an essay, "Translation," in the volume Ezra Pound in Context, published by Cambridge University Press and edited by Ira B. Nadel. In this essay Yao traces the importance of translation as a mode of literary production within Pound's individual career, as well as within Anglo-American modernism more generally.  More ...

<em>Foreign Accents</em> by Steve Yao
Yao Publishes Study of Chinese American Poetry
Associate Professor of English Steven Yao's book, Foreign Accents: Chinese American Verse from Exclusion to Postethnicity, has been published by Oxford University Press. More ...
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Yao Presents at American Comparative Literature Association Conference
Associate Professor of English and Associate Dean of Faculty for Diversity Initiatives Steve Yao presented a paper at the American Comparative Literature Association held in New Orleans from April 1-4. More ...
Humanities Lecture Series to Debut With Presentation by Yao
The new Humanities Lecture Series will debut with a presentation on Wednesday, Jan. 28, at 4:10 p.m. in Dwight Lounge, Bristol Campus Center. Steve Yao, associate dean of faculty for diversity initiatives and associate professor of English, and student respondent Geoffrey Hicks '09, will discuss "The Poetry of Chinese Detainees on Angel Island: Reflections on Minority Literature and the Liberal Arts." More ...
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Yao Elected to MLA Delegate Assembly
Associate Dean of Faculty for Diversity Initiatives and Associate Professor of English Steve Yao has been elected to the Delegate Assembly of the Modern Language Association, the largest professional organization focusing on the study and teaching of the humanities and the status of the language and literature in the U.S. More ...
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Yao Delivers Lectures at Cambridge and Sussex in the UK
Associate Professor of English Steven Yao spoke recently at Cambridge and Sussex Universities in England. At Cambridge, Yao presented a paper titled, "Ezra Pound's Cathay and the Languages of Anglo-American Modernism," as part of the international conference on Translations and Transformations: China, Modernity, and Cultural Transmission that was hosted there on May 1-3. While in the UK, Yao also gave an invited lecture at Sussex University in Brighton, where he spoke to the American Studies research seminar on "Asian American Verse and the Limits of Hybridity," a talk arising from his current book project of Chinese American poetry. More ...
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