Monthly Archives: October 2012

Annual American Studies of Texas Conference

Midwestern State University in Wichita Falls, Texas, is hosting this year’s American Studies of Texas’s annual conference, being held on November 15-17, 2012. As a conference theme, ASAT looks to local writer Larry McMurtry–born in Wichita Falls and raised in … Continue reading

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Congratulations to Lori Ann Stephens

  Lori Ann Stephens, lecturer in English, is the recipient of the Mini Operas‘ Writing and Composing Mentorship! Her story The Lingerer delicately tells the story of a woman in the aftermath of the loss of her young son. http://www.minioperas.org/news/writing-and-composing-mentorships-announced/

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Get to Know Bruce Clarke

Bruce Clarke — From Doo-Wop to Cyberpunk FORMER SHA NA NA SINGER, IN REVISED ROLE AS PROFESSOR, TO SPEAK ABOUT NEUROMANCER AT SMU NOV. 1 DALLAS (SMU) — As “Bruno” in the quirky ’50s-style rock group Sha Na Na, Bruce Clarke … Continue reading

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Congrats to Kristen Polster

Kristen Polster, an adjunct in the Discernment and Discourse Department at SMU, will be receiving her PhD in English from the University of North Texas on December 15, 2012. Her dissertation is titled The Fifth Humor: Ink and the Early Modern … Continue reading

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Listen to Flannery O’Connor

Sometimes when you read, you wish you could hear the author’s voice…right? On Deep South Magazine’s “Literary Friday” section, there is a clip of O’Connor discussing young Southern writers. Previously unheard audio clips were discovered in a filing cabinet in UL … Continue reading

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Jack Myers, co-founder of the Writer’s Garret

The late Jack Myers who was an SMU English Professor was recently featured in The Oprah Magazine. He was specifically noted for his admirable work in poetry with his Portable Poetry Workshop.” Myers was co-founder of the Writer’s Garret, a … Continue reading

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Call for Papers

Subject: 2012 CALLALOO Creative Writing Workshop THE CALLALOO CREATIVE WRITING WORKSHOP, sponsored annually by the literary quarterly Callaloo, will be hosted June 2-15, 2013, by the Africana Studies Department of Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island. Open and free to … Continue reading

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University of Houston Graduate Student Conference

The University of Houston Graduate English Society is hosting our 3rd annual Graduate Student Conference.  We want to develop this into an annual event to promote academic discussion and a sense of community between graduate students in the coastal plains … Continue reading

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IMPACT Symposium on Oct. 31st

Come to the Dedman College Interdisciplinary Institute’s panel on Wednesday, October 31, 2012 to hear an interdisciplinary discussion on “Privacy: From Domestic Space to Cyberspace.” The panelists include professors from various departments here on campus: Beth Newman (English), Alexis McCrossen (History), … Continue reading

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Bruce Clarke on Nov. 1

Make sure to pencil in another lecture event in your calendar which is coming up in two weeks! As Pulitzer Prize winning author Marilynne Robinson visits SMU on October 25-26, we will soon have Bruce Clarke, Professor of Literature and Science at … Continue reading

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