Category Archives: English

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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Willard Speigelman, English, Receives SMU’s Literati Award

Park Cities People Originally Posted: March 6, 2015 One of my all-time favorite professors, Willard Spiegelman, will receive the sixth annual SMU Literati Award. That’s an award specifically for people who have “used the written word to advance the ideals … Continue reading

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SMU Students Mark History Milestone With Trip To Selma

CBS DFW Originally Published: March 6, 2015 DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – They are marching back in history to mark a major milestone. Students from Southern Methodist University loaded into buses Friday and set off — bound for Selma, Alabama. They know … Continue reading

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Litfest lineup includes Liam Callanan, Peter Turchi

Dallas Morning News- Arts Blog Posted: March 5, 2015 On a frosty late-winter morning, it’s good to be able to focus on the harbingers of spring. Southern Methodist University’s Litfest may be just such a harbinger. The annual festival, which … Continue reading

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Students honor Dedman College professors’ excellence with 2015 HOPE Awards

SMU’s Department of Residence Life and Student Housing honored 45 exceptional University educators, 26 Dedman College professors, at the 2015 HOPE Awards Banquet. HOPE (Honoring Our Professors’ Excellence) Award recipients are named through student staff member nominations as professors who … Continue reading

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North Texans to mark 50th anniversary of Selma’s ‘Bloody Sunday’

Dallas Morning News Dallas groups will be busy this week leading local activities to coincide with the 50th anniversary of “Bloody Sunday” in Selma, Ala. Commemorations in Selma began this week. They will peak Sunday with a re-enactment of the … Continue reading

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