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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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Rapid Readings Presented by Greg Brownderville and 13 SMU poets

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English Doctoral Lecture Series featuring Julianne Sandberg

EVENT: December 5, 2014 Doctoral Lecture Series featuring Julianne Sandberg. On December 5 Julianne Sandberg will give a talk on “John Donne’s Body and Eucharistic Allegory.” The lecture will be at 3:30pm in 101 Dallas Hall

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College is it good for you?

EVENT: December 4, 2014 College is it good for you? An honest question and an open conversation with panelists: Preston Hutcherson (SMU Senior) and Thomas August (NYU Professor). This event will be moderated by Tim Cassedy (SMU Professor) at 6:30pm in … Continue reading

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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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