Category Archives: English

Gilbert Lecture Series presents author and game designer Ian Bogost “The Mistrust of Things”

Event Date: Thursday, April 16 Time: 6pm reception, 6:30pm lecture Location: Dedman Life Science Building, room 131 How can we learn to live with things? How do we approach a world so replete, so overburdened with stuff that it’s literally falling apart … Continue reading

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Brian Stump, Earth Sciences, key speaker at the 18th Honors Convocation

Outstanding achievement honored at SMU’s 2014-15 Awards Extravaganza, Honors Convocation. Dedman College faculty, staff and students were recognized with teaching awards, service honors and the University’s highest commendation, the “M” Award, at the 2015 Awards Extravaganza Monday, April 13. > Read … Continue reading

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Kimbilio mentioned in NY Times article on author Toni Morrison

NY TIMES Originally Posted: April 8, 2015 By: Rachel Kaadzi Ghansah The Radical Vision of Toni Morrison At 84, she sits comfortably as one of the greatest authors in American history, even as her uncompromising dream for black literature seems farther … Continue reading

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Department of English and Ethnic Studies Program co-sponsor musical tribute to African American author-activist Margaret Walker Alexander on Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Members of the SMU community are invited to a free performance of “For My People: A New Musical Work” on Wednesday, April 8, 2015 at 7 p.m. at the Black Academy of Arts and Letters, Clarence Muse Café Theater, 1309 … Continue reading

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Greg Brownderville, English, Arkansas Poet

KUAR-UALR Public Radio News & Culture for Arkansas Originally Posted: April 1, 2015 On this episode of Arts & Letters, we sit down with poet and folklorist Greg Brownderville, who hails from Pumpkin Bend, Arkansas. He is the author of … Continue reading

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SMU professor examines life of prolific African-American author

TCU 360 Originally Posted: March 29, 2015 William Wells Brown was born into slavery, escaped to London and became the first African-American to publish a novel. An SMU professor visited campus Thursday to discuss the life, travels and cultural significance … Continue reading

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Tim Cassedy Receives NEH Grant for Ambitious Study

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                             March 24, 2015 Once completed, Dr. Cassedy’s project will be “essential reading for anyone in early American studies.” Dallas (SMU) – Dr. Tim Cassedy, assistant professor of English, has been awarded a grant from the National Endowment for … Continue reading

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The best books in Texas: Texas Institute of Letters finalists named

Congratulations to Ezra Greenspan, a finalist for the Carr P. Collins Award for Best Book of Non-fiction and two SMU history PhD alumni, Ramirez Award and Alicia M. Dewey, both finalists for the Texas Institute of Letters most scholarly book. READ … Continue reading

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Lisa Siraganian, English, participates in the conference on the legacy of Armenian genocide held this month in The Hague

Public Radio of Armenia Originally Posted: March 10, 2015 From March 6 to March 7, a conference, entitled “Legacy of the Armenian Genocide 100 years later” was held at the Institute for Global Justice in The Hague. The conference was … Continue reading

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Students Travel To Selma For 50th Anniversary Of Civil Rights Marches

KERA Originally Published: March 7, 2015 Today, March 7, marks the 50th anniversary of a bloody milestone in the Civil Rights Movement – when marchers in Selma, Alabama were attacked by police on the Edmund Pettus Bridge. On Friday, a … Continue reading

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