Monthly Archives: December 2010

LitFest 2011

Since the 1980s, SMU’s Literary Festival has featured notable writers that include John Updike, Joyce Carol Oates, Alice Walker, Norman Mailer, and Robert Pinsky. At last year’s event, attendees listened, lunched, and engaged in discussions with respected, award-winning writers Jill … Continue reading

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Deconstructing Football and Swift

Mickey Dollens walked onto the SMU campus in August 2006 certain of one thing: he had a scholarship to play college football he’d earned not only playing high school football, but promoting himself during the three-month, post-season scholarship scramble. Dollens’s … Continue reading

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News &Notes on Creative Writing Alums

Emme Baxter (’86) does social commentary as a columnist for The Nashville Tennessean where she was formerly a business editor. Zetta Brown (’98) is editor-in-chief at Logical-Lust Publications where she publishes print and ebooks. Leigh Camp (’09) is a production … Continue reading

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Translating the Meaningful: Dallas to The Hague

Becky Bailey graduated from SMU in 2005, summa cum laude, with a degree in Philosophy and another in English with a creative writing specialization. A member of Phi Beta Kappa and on the Dean’s List, she was on her way … Continue reading

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Visiting Professors: Bright and Current

Two new visiting assistant professors now serve the creative writing program. “Dominic Smith and Paul Otremba are amazing writers and come to SMU highly recommended,” said David Haynes, director of SMU’s creative writing program. “We’re lucky they’ve both been able … Continue reading

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News and Notes on Faculty

Angela Ards, recipient of a fellowship at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, is working on her book, Affirmative Acts: The Ethics of Self-Fashioning in Contemporary African American Women’s Autobiography. Irina Dumitrescu presented Troubling Teaching in Cynewulf’s Elene at the … Continue reading

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Letter from the Chair, Winter 2011

When I became Chair of the English department last year, someone asked me if I were the first woman to assume this job. Much as I knew I had to learn, that was one question I knew the answer to, … Continue reading

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Welcome Professors Jayson Gonzales Sae-Saue and Marjorie Swann

The two newest English Department faculty members bring research and teaching credentials that address traditional and contemporary issues. Assistant Prof. Jayson Gonzales Sae-Saue received a PhD in Modern Thought and Literature (and PhD minor in Ethnic Studies) from Stanford University in … Continue reading

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