Monthly Archives: March 2013

April 9th: English Alumni Career Panel

4th Annual SMU English Alumni Career Panel Location: Dedman Life Science Building, Rm. 0131 Date: April 9, 2013 at 6pm. Reception to follow in the Dallas Hall Reading Room at 7:30pm, ground floor. So you’re an English major…now what? What … Continue reading

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What Poetry Can Tell Us about Pain, and What It Can’t – An Interdisciplinary Discussion

Pain is personal, yet it constantly speaks. Professor Willard Spiegelman, Hughes Distinguished Professor of English, will lecture on the ways that poets have articulated the inexpressible dimensions of pain, demonstrating the power of the poetic idiom to say what those … Continue reading

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News and Notes

Kenneth Brewer, Lecturer, read a paper, “Interrogating Autobiographical Art: Noah Baumbach’s The Squid and the Whale” at the Southwest/Texas Popular and American Cultures Association Regional Meeting in Albuquerque, New Mexico, February 13-16, 2013. He also chaired the session “Biography, Autobiography, … Continue reading

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LitFest 2013 Schedule

WordSpace Student Readings at LitFest Wednesday, March 20th McCord Auditorium in Dallas Hall, 6:30pm Student Writers will read their work from Greenhill School, Hockaday School, Prometheus Academy, Dallas Poetry Youth Slam, Booker T. Washington Arts Magnet, Yavneh Academy, and Texans … Continue reading

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Curricular Changes Aid Student Achievement

This fall 2012, incoming first-year, first-semester students began enjoying a new curriculum designed to help them achieve the most during their time at SMU. Driven by a yearlong university-wide review by faculty and staff, the English Department’s implementation began with … Continue reading

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An English Major, Unmasked

For most of my time as a first year student, I was an English major in hiding. Occasionally when a classmate or friend had the audacity to ask something like, “Why are you in an English class; I thought you … Continue reading

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Weisenburger Relishes a Much Darker Rainbow

Bring together two for whom Thomas Pynchon is both preoccupation and occupation, and what ensues is a creative and intellectual production that evidences two heads being better than one. Gravity’s Rainbow, Domination & Freedom, co-authored by Steven Weisenburger, Mossiker Chair … Continue reading

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2nd Annual English Graduate Student Conference

March 23, 2013 – “The Place of Literature: Fictional Geographies and Literary Constructions of Space.” Participants at this conference will explore the significance of space, place, and geography in literature. Dorsey Armstrong, Associate Professor of English at Purdue University, will … Continue reading

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Literary March Madness: Festival and Awards

This spring, the Department of English brings together students, faculty, and the Dallas community-at-large in a literary version of March Madness. Its annual three-day SMU Literary Festival and celebration of Creative Writing Awards begins Thursday, March 21, and runs through … Continue reading

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NoViolet Bulawayo

Check out this fascinating interview with award-winning author NoViolet Bulawayo, who will be speaking at SMU on April 4th! http://www.dailybrink.com/?p=2248

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