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    English professor’s new book looks at art and sanitation reform in Victorian England
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    Senior incorporates statistics and social issues into her paintings

     

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    Katie McLaughlin receives award for her capstone paper on a new field of literary criticism
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    Creative writing based on items from Special Collectiosn
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    Scott Newstok, Associate Professor of English at Rhodes College, gave a lecture on “Crafting Freedom” on Tuesday 18 March at 4 p.m. in the Marsha Shields Ballroom.
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    Award-winning author Lesléa Newman delivered a talk entitled “He Continues to Make a Difference: the Story of Matthew Shepard” on Tuesday, March 4, at 4 p.m. in Mood-Bridwell Atrium.
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    Award spotlights students who excel in their internships as well as in the classroom and the community
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    Michael Saenger’s latest monograph, Shakespeare and the French Borders of English, has been published by Palgrave Macmillan.
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    Students in this semester’s capstone seminar, “Theory and the Novel,” taught by Dr. Eileen Cleere, presented condensed versions of their capstone papers in the Howry Center on Thursday, December 5.
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    Professors find a wealth of materials for their classes in Southwestern’s archives and special collections
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    Dr. Elisabeth Piedmont-Marton and rising senior Paige Duggins planning summer trip to teach at a school in northern Vietnam
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    The English Department extends its warmest congratulations to the majors and minors who have successfully completed their degrees at SU. Our warmest congratulations too to their families and friends who gathered for Commencement Exercises to celebrate with the graduates.
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    Junior Elizabeth Stewart wins the first Rose Prize for Literary Criticism
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    Students in this semester’s capstone seminar, “Investigating the Aesthetic (Re)Turn(s) in Literary Studies,” taught by Dr. Jim Kilfoyle, presented condensed versions of their capstone papers in the Prothro Room of the Smith Library Center on Wednesday, May 1.
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    Two graduating English majors, Allison Chance and Stephanie McCauley, were inducted on May 10 into Phi Beta Kappa, the country’s oldest and most prestigious academic honor society.
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    David Liss, the author of seven novels as well as numerous comic books, spoke on Wednesday, April 24, in the Mood-Bridwell Atrium. His visit was part of the “Writing Life” series organized by Visiting Professor of English and Writer-in-Residence Dr. John Pipkin.
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    Professors Elisabeth Piedmont-Marton and Reggie Byron (Sociology) will be leading Southwestern’s London Semester Program in the fall of 2013.
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    Rare book given as a faculty retirement gift is coming to Southwestern 
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    English professor and former students collaborate on a new book that examines linguistic and cultural interactions in Shakespeare’s works
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    Students in this semester’s capstone seminar, “Michael Chabon: Gender and Literary Borderlands,” taught by Dr. Helene Meyers, presented versions of their capstone papers in the Dorothy Lord Community Center on Tuesday 4 December.
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    Award-winning soldier-poet Brian Turner gave a reading on Thursday 8 November at 4 p.m. in Mood-Bridwell Atrium. Turner spoke as part of the Howard-Crawford Lecture series.
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    Writing center helps students polish their papers
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    Austin Bat Cave has it all, offering opportunities for the SU community to help young people develop creative skills.
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    English major Steve Baldwin is competing in wheelchair tennis
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    Students in this semester’s capstone seminar, “Popular Culture in General: Bob Dylan in Particular,” taught by Dr. David Gaines, presented versions of their capstone papers on April 24 at the Dorothy Lord Community Center.
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    Dr. James E. McWilliams, Professor of History at Texas State University-San Marcos, will be giving a talk entitled “An Alternative to the Alternatives: Why Current Approaches to Sustainable Animal Agriculture Fail” on Thursday 22 March at 4 p.m. in the Mood Atrium.
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    New class offers students from different majors an opportunity to explore interests in food studies
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    Professor of English Helene Meyers’s new book, Identity Papers: Contemporary Narratives of American Jewishness, has just been published by SUNY Press.
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    Students in this semester’s capstone seminar, “Theorizing Identity and Difference,” taught by Assistant Professor Carina Evans, presented versions of their seminar papers on November 17 at the Dorothy Lord Community Room.
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    On November 5, Career Services hosted a panel of History, Art History, English, Philosophy, and Religion alumni, who discussed their interesting careers since graduation.