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‘William Wells Brown,’ by Ezra Greenspan

New York Times By NELL IRVIN PAINTER Originally posted: NOV. 14, 2014 If the publishing industry reflects the American zeitgeist, things have changed when it comes to black American historical figures. As a graduate student at Harvard decades ago, I … Continue reading

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The Makings of Jane Austen

Professor Devoney Looser, Arizona State University, will present her research on the reception of Jane Austen from the late nineteenth century forward in a Gilbert Lecture on November 13, 2014 in McCord Auditorium. Receptions begins at 6:00 PM. For more … Continue reading

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Ezra Greenspan, English, new biography of black Civil War-era author William Wells Brown is now out

The New Yorker Published Oct. 20, 2014 WILLIAM WELLS BROWN, by Ezra Greenspan (Norton). This biography of the most prolific black author of the Civil War era follows its subject from a slave farm in Missouri through a daring escape … Continue reading

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Essay: Finding great teaching at an expensive university and a community college

INSIDE HIGHER ED: Office Hours By:Preston Hutcherson As a student at a private university I had a sneaking suspicion that the magic between the pages of our great books had nothing to do with the cost of tuition, but had much … Continue reading

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Gartner Lecture Series: NoViolet Bulawayo, Sept. 15

EVENT: Sept. 15. 5pm. Umphrey Lee Center, Mack Ballroom Gartner Lecture Series: NoViolet Bulawayo. SMU alumni and author of this year’s common reading book, We Need New Names, NoViolet Bulawayo (Elizabeth Tshele, M.A. ’07), will discuss her remarkable coming-of-age story … Continue reading

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English Department Announces Fall 2014 Doctoral Lecture Series

The Doctoral Lecture series features presentations by our graduate students who are finishing their dissertations this year. In these 30-minute presentations, the Ph.D. candidate will outline the scope of his or her dissertation project and demonstrate a focused reading of … Continue reading

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Final reading of Summer Author Series to feature Creative Writing Professor David Haynes

Creative Writing Professor David Haynes will read from A Star in the Face of the Sky at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 21, at the Audelia Road branch at 10045 Audelia Road. Haynes’s book is about two families coping with the … Continue reading

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Dedman College alumna’s debut novel is SMU’s 2014 Common Reading

For the incoming class of 2018, SMU has chosen an acclaimed first novel that is also the first Common Reading selection to be written by an SMU graduate. Read More Here

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Year of the Faculty- Tim Cassedy

 Tim Cassedy, Assistant Professor in the English Department is the featured faculty member on the Dedman College website. READ MORE

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How to be a better poet

Greg Brownderville, who teaches poetry at SMU, was asked for some advice on writing poetry for Valentine’s Day by the hosts at KTXD’s The Broadcast. Brownderville has published a book of poems, titled Gust (Northwestern University Press, 2011), and a … Continue reading

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