The first issue of the redesigned Southwest Review is now out!

The first issue of the redesigned Southwest Review is now out! Working with Managing Editor Preston Hutcherson—an English alumnus—and Editor-at-Large Joe Milazzo—who has taught in our department and been a cornerstone of Dallas’s literary community, Editor-in-Chief Greg Brownderville extends the legendary review’s reputation in this new era. Learn more at: https://www.smu.edu/southwestreview

By | 2018-03-28T07:06:55+00:00 March 28th, 2018|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Dedman College Research, English|Comments Off on The first issue of the redesigned Southwest Review is now out!

HillTopics: Robots are Coming for Our Jobs. Thank God.

HillTopics Originally Posted: February 21, 2018 I’m a Junior in Dedman College, so people are already asking me those pesky, stereotypical end-of-college questions like “Where do you see yourself in ten years?” and “What are you going to do with an English degree?” and, essentially, “How are you going to get a job and support yourself and not be homeless and starving in 3 months?” Often, if my questioner is older I get, “Aren’t you afraid the robots are going to take all the jobs?” I’ve started responding “God, I hope so.” I should explain: I truly love my work. Law is a beautiful thing to me, and I would be perfectly happy to work in it until the day I die. Additionally, my wish [...]

By | 2018-02-22T10:10:49+00:00 February 22nd, 2018|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Dedman College Research, Embrey Human Rights Events, English, Philosophy, Political Science, Undergraduate News|Comments Off on HillTopics: Robots are Coming for Our Jobs. Thank God.

Douglass viewed in present context

The Collegian Originally Posted: Feb. 13, 2018 SMU English professor Ezra Greenspan discusses Frederick Douglass’ life, views and work as an abolitionist Feb. 6 on NE Campus. Photo by Ian Stover/The CollegianA local expert on abolitionist Frederick Douglass offered a Black History Month lecture to students Feb. 6 on NE Campus.   Ezra Greenspan, an English professor at Southern Methodist University, is working on a biography of the renowned abolitionist and human rights activist. His lecture told of Douglass’ journey from slave to abolitionist. It also drew some parallels between Douglass’ world to that of disenfranchised people today. Greenspan contended that the inequities Douglass tried to eradicate managed to outlive him. And Greenspan challenged students to “inquire more searchingly, what the legacy of this great [...]

By | 2018-02-14T09:31:26+00:00 February 14th, 2018|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Dedman College Research, English, Events, Faculty News|Comments Off on Douglass viewed in present context

Dedman College Student Has Heart for Kids Battling Heart Defects

NBC 5 Originally Posted: November 25, 2017 Jeffrey Kelley is a healthy SMU English and sociology major. He plays symbols in the SMU Mustang band. But, he was born with a congenital heart defect and had his first surgery at six weeks old. He was homeschooled and had limited physical activity until he had another surgery at age 16. Jeffrey’s dad sent three e-mails to friends suggesting they send cards to his son after his surgery. To Jeffrey’s surprise, and embarrassment, he received more than 1,000 cards. Jeffrey is a person who would much rather be the card-sender than the card-receiver, so he turned this avalanche of support into a foundation to help other kids with congenital heart defects, Jeffrey has Heart.  In just two [...]

By | 2017-11-27T11:45:18+00:00 November 27th, 2017|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Dedman College Research, English, Sociology, Sociology (Student), Undergraduate News|Comments Off on Dedman College Student Has Heart for Kids Battling Heart Defects

Our Writers Choose the BEST Courses at SMU

Her Campus Originally Posted:November 6, 2017 Signing up for classes is a fun but stressful time. You have an idea of the classes you want to take, and you might be overwhelmed by the amount of pillars you still have to satisfy, all while hoping the classes you want have not filled up by the time you sign up. Even if you do not get every class you hoped for this semester, make sure to fill your shopping cart with some of our writer's favorite classes, or use these classes to fill in your schedule when you don't know what to take next. PHIL 1317- Business Ethics Professor: Egerstrom "I'm in this class right now and I really like it because of how the class is [...]

By | 2017-11-17T07:56:04+00:00 November 17th, 2017|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Dedman College Research, English, Philosophy, Undergraduate News|Comments Off on Our Writers Choose the BEST Courses at SMU

Tune in: Nov. 10 at 7pm, SMU English Prof. Greg Brownderville featured on Arts and Letters Radio

Arts and Letters Radio Originally Posted: November 10, 2017 The Dark Lyricism of Arkansas poet Greg Brownderville  Listen to the program On this episode of Arts & Letters, we talk with poet Greg Alan Brownderville, who discusses his latest collection, A Horse With Holes in It, published by LSU Press. This collection is interwoven with humor, compelling imagery and dark lyricism. "I wrote it in a blur, in a psychic state resembling trance, which is appropriate, given that spirit possession is at the heart of the collection. I accepted that it would fail or succeed on its own terms, as a ragged, jagged thing, not as a precious gemstone. If something felt right, even though I couldn’t explain why, I went with it. It is hard for me to remember anything about [...]

By | 2017-11-10T10:35:25+00:00 November 10th, 2017|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Dedman College Research, English, Faculty News|Comments Off on Tune in: Nov. 10 at 7pm, SMU English Prof. Greg Brownderville featured on Arts and Letters Radio

Kimbilio Welcomes Jesmyn Ward to Dallas September 14

BARNES & NOBLE BOOKFAIR! The Jesmyn Ward reading is an official Barnes & Noble Bookfair event. Kimbilio/SMU English receives a percentage of all purchases made on our behalf during this special promotion. To ensure Kimbilio gets credit for your purchase, click on the vouchers (below), print them, and use them at B&N any time between September 5th and 14th. Coupons are also available in the English Department office in Room 5, Dallas Hall. LEARN MORE Can’t make it to the reading: From 09/5/17 to 09/14/17  visit BN.COM/bookfairs and support Kimbilio online by entering bookfair ID 12202354 at checkout. Here are the dates you can help us raise money. 9/5 – 9/14 at the Dallas Northwest Highway Store: Mention you are supporting Kimbilio and a portion of the sales of all books, CDs, DVDs and [...]

By | 2017-09-05T20:00:57+00:00 September 5th, 2017|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, English, Events|Comments Off on Kimbilio Welcomes Jesmyn Ward to Dallas September 14
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