Donnelly to speak at Gilbert

Timothy Donnelly will be lecturing on our campus tomorrow night at 6pm as part of the Gilbert Lecture Series. You do not want to miss this! Please note that this event will be held in McCord Auditorium on the third floor of Dallas Hall.


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This is why we didn’t do our homework last night.

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Litfest 2014 is Here!

Litfest 2014 starts today!  Check out the schedule of the week’s events below:


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Listen to Professor Erza Greenspan on KGNU.ORG this Saturday, March 8, 2014

On March 8, 2014, Professor Erza Greenspan will be interviewed by Greg Rasheed on KGNU radio about William Wells Brown.  You can hear the live feed on between 2:15 or 2:20.

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Professor Michael Holahan to Speak at “June with Jane Austen”

Professor Michael Holahan will speak at the Jane Austen Society’s “June with Jane Austen” event.  The event will take place at the Highland Park Methodist Church on Saturday, June 7, 2014.  More more information and registration, see the link below:

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SMU English in The Washington Post

Take a look at the review in today’s Washington Post that Christopher Stampone and Dr. Ezra Greenspan wrote on William Wells Brown:

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NoViolet Bulawayo Publishes New Short Story

NoViolet Bulawayo, who recieved her Master’s at Southern Methodist University, just published a complete short story, “Happy Birthday Africa President.”  Check out the link below!


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LitFest Author Profile

Check out this interview with LitFest author Tim Parrish! He will be reading at 6:30 on March 21st in the DeGoyler Library Reading Room. Mark your calendars now!

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Professor Greg Brownderville Makes His TV Debut

Professor Greg Brownderville appeared on The Broadcast TV to talk about writing love poetry.  Click the link below to view the two-part video!


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Professor Marjorie Swann Publishes New Edition of “The Compleat Angler”

Oxford University Press has just published a new edition of Izaak Walton’s The Compleat Angler edited by Marjorie Swann, Associate Professor of English at SMU.  Written in response to the political and environmental devastation of the English Civil War, The Compleat Angler explores how men might create a new society through their shared experience and stewardship of the natural world.  Since it was first published in 1653, generations of readers around the world have found Walton’s message compelling, and The Compleat Angler has become one of the most frequently reprinted books in the English language.  Professor Swann’s new edition is the first to examine Walton’s work through the lens of ecocriticism, and her introduction and notes offer readers new insights into the book’s intersections with environmental and social history.  You’ll find a description of the new edition here –  – and a related post (featuring photos by Dedman College’s Dean Bill Tsutsui) on OUPblog here: .

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