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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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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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Willard Spiegelman, Everything Is Going On Brilliantly: Oscar Wilde and Philadelphia’ Review

Wall Street Journal Originally Posted: Feb 18, 2015 The City of Brotherly Love is having an affair with Oscar Wilde. This historic bastion of Quakerism, the butt of jokes from the likes of W.C. Fields, has embraced the flamboyant gay … Continue reading

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Ezra Greenspan, English professor, nominated for a National Book Critics Circle award

Dallas Morning News Arts Blog Originally Posted: Jan. 20, 2015 Ezra Greenspan, a professor at Southern Methodist University, has been nominated for a National Book Critics Circle award in biography for William Wells Brown: An African American Life. He’ll be … Continue reading

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Ezra Greenspan, English, on “Think”

KERA Originally Posted: January 7, 2015 A Voice For Civil Rights William Wells Brown was one of the most important American literary figures of the 19th Century, publishing everything from novels to plays to travelogues. This hour, we’ll get to … Continue reading

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Sam Ross Sloan Selected as Peruna Professor

Congratulations to Lecturer of English, Sam Ross Sloan! In this the Year of the Faculty, SMU students voted for professors they feel are exceptional and inspiring. The winners were honored with a surprise visit from our beloved mascot Peruna in … Continue reading

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