English Majors Engaged

Two of the English Department’s rising seniors are involved in Engaged Learning projects!

Preston Hutcherson, SMU ’15 questions the correlation between a course’s value and cost by enrolling in the same humanities course at both SMU and Richland College. We look forward to hearing your conclusions, Preston!

Natalia Perea, SMU ’15 ties together her English and Dance Majors in an exhibit featuring photography and poetry that explore Flamenco as a cultural history of Spain. We can’t wait to enjoy the exhibit, Natalia!

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End of Semester Reading

Join David Haynes, Greg Brownderville, and Cara Diaconoff for an end of semester reading on Tuesday, May 13, at the Wild Detectives Bookstore!  See the flyer and links below for more details:

end of semester reading





Facebook Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1486240728257418/

Info on Cara Diaconoff’s novel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sfew3-EkorY

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SMU English at SMUxTED

Dr. Willard Spiegelman and senior Arnaud Zimmern represented the SMU English Department during the SMUxTED event.  See the links below to watch their presentations!

Dr. Spiegelman: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xQZaGrjIQos

Arnaud Zimmern: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t3FR0Ee4KSw

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Literature for Real: Journalism, the American Canon, and the Evolving American South

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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 KGNU.org 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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