Request for Proposals for Undergraduate Mayer Fellows, 2017-2018

Each academic year, DCII sponsors six undergraduate Mayer Undergraduate Research Fellows. These students have a double major or a major and minor(s), and at least one of these must be in Dedman College. With two faculty mentors, each Mayer Fellow conducts a research project that combines and integrates the perspectives of his/her major(s)/minor(s). Mayer Fellows have access to funds to use for research travel or for other expenses related to their research project. See website for details. Link for more information: http://www.smu.edu/Dedman/DCII/Programs/Mayer

Gilbert Lecture Series presents lecture on environmental literature and criticism

SMU News Originally Posted: February 7, 2017 Can designer ecosystems compensate for ecological loss? This talk examines new media projects inspired by this question. Heather Houser, an associate professor of English at the University of Texas at Austin, is author of Ecosickness in Contemporary U.S. Fiction: Environment and Affect Columbia UP, 2014), which won the 2015 Association for the Study of the Arts of the Present (ASAP) Book Prize and was shortlisted for the 2014 British Society for Literature and Science (BSLS) Book Prize. Houser's presentation, hosted by SMU's Department of English, is free and open to the public on Thursday, Feb. 23, in McCord Auditorium in Dallas Hall. There is a reception at 6 p.m. and lecture at 6:30 p.m. Houser holds affiliations with American Studies, the Center for Women's [...]

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Memorial Service for Marshall Terry, Jr. to be held Friday, Jan. 20

A Memorial Service celebrating the life of Marshall Terry, Jr. will be held on Friday, January 20, at 1:00 pm in Perkins Chapel.  A reception will be held at the Meadows Museum immediately following the service. Memorial gifts may be made in support of The Marsh Terry Creative Writing Scholarship Endowment Fund by sending checks payable to Southern Methodist University at SMU, P. O. Box 402, Dallas, TX 75275-0402, or by making a gift online at smu.edu/giving. READ MORE

By | January 11th, 2017|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Dedman College Research, English, Events, Faculty News|Comments Off on Memorial Service for Marshall Terry, Jr. to be held Friday, Jan. 20

Greg Brownderville, English, How an SMU Poet Straddles America’s Cultural Divide

D Magazine Originally Posted: January 2017 Scan This: When he was young, Brownderville found he had a special affinity for words, a kind of synesthesia that he began to experience after a series of head injuries. Credit- D Magazine A few days after the November presidential election, I meet the poet Greg Brownderville for a coffee near the campus of SMU, where he teaches poetry and runs the Southwest Review, the century-old quarterly literary journal. We are here to discuss Brownderville’s latest volume of poetry, A Horse With Holes in It, published in November by Louisiana State University Press. Our conversation, however, inevitably turns to the recent election. “Snark is having a moment in this country,” Brownderville says. He is wearing a sweater under a [...]

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Willard Spiegelman, English, new book Senior Moments included in a list of recommended holiday reading by writers over 50

The Berkshire Eagle Originally Posted: December 17, 2016 'Tis the season for well-meaning younger people to offer advice to elders who, they fear, are sad or uninterested in the holidays. The blog Senior Care Corner claims that one geriatric specialist, worrying about senior depression, said, "I wish they would cancel December." True, the winter holidays may bring memories to elders of earlier, maybe happier — at least, more boisterous — times. And we who have lost someone we shared the holidays with may need to give expression to the empty space in our lives. But as an alternative to unsolicited advice — eat and drink moderately at parties, catch another screening of "It's a Wonderful Life," drive around (or, preferably, get driven around) neighborhood light [...]

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Need a last minute gift? How about a book?

SMU News Originally Posted: Complete your holiday gift list with books published in 2016 by the SMU community, including faculty, staff, alumni, libraries and museum. Need to satisfy a history buff? This list has it covered in genres from art to science to the Southwest. Find selections for readers of poetry, personal and spiritual enrichment, young adult fiction and celebrity memoir. There’s a southern-themed cookbook for foodies, a literary Shakespearean riff in the form of a card game, and an arty crime caper filled with mystery and intrigue to the end. This collection has something for all reading preferences, from light to serious. Some selections are available at the SMU bookstore, but all are available via online booksellers unless otherwise noted. Authors are listed alphabetically. [...]

SMU to celebrate Rotunda Recessional and December Commencement on Dec. 16 and 17

SMU News Originally Posted: December 12, 2016 One of SMU's most symbolic traditions is Rotunda Recessional, which will be celebrated at 5:15 p.m. Friday, Dec. 16, the evening before Commencement. Undergraduate candidates are welcomed by the Student Body President and the Chief Marshal of Academic Ceremonies. After brief remarks, the Chief Marshal leads the students through the front doors of Dallas Hall for a walk through the Rotunda, then exiting through the back doors. This is a symbolic departure from campus as well as a welcome to the SMU Alumni family. On Saturday morning, the all-University Commencement Convocation assembles some 536 degree candidates from all of SMU's schools and professional programs. The ceremony will take place in Moody Coliseum at 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 17, [...]

A look back at the top SMU news stories of 2016

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