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Cara Diaconoff: visiting professor inspired to tell tales and teach

Cara Diaconoff’s nomadic upbringing coincides with her love for travel and immersing herself in other people’s stories. As a new visiting assistant professor, she will help expand the department’s creative writing course offerings to include nonfiction and provide new outlets … Continue reading

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Gilbert Lecture Series – Spring 2013

NoViolet Bulawayo Winner of the  2011 Caine Prize for African Writing for her short story “Hitting Budapest.” Her book, We Need New Names, is forthcoming summer 2013 from Little, Brown (U.S.) and Chatto & Windus (U.K.). She earned an MA … Continue reading

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Brownderville’s expertise in poetry to strengthen creative writing program

Greg Brownderville is relishing his role as a new member of SMU’s growing creative writing faculty. The first tenure-track poetry professor to be hired at SMU in 37 years, Brownderville hopes to spark excitement in student poets and to help establish … Continue reading

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News and notes from erudition, Fall 2012

Greg Brownderville’s book Gust recently appeared in the Poetry Foundation’s weekly list of contemporary best-selling books. These individual poems were recognized: “Carlo Silvestrini on the Hog Slaughter” was anthologized in Cornbread Nation 6 (Cornbread Nation: Best of Southern Food Writing); … Continue reading

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Blackmon Dives In at Bush Institute

After graduating from SMU in 2010, Kristy Blackmon got a corporate job that allowed her to pay off debts, build her savings, and spend money on things that distracted her from the fact that she really wanted to be a … Continue reading

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An Immersion in Culture and History

It is hard to believe I am a third year at SMU. While my penchant for reading certainly explains my English major, I feel the need to satisfy my curiosity for culture and history beyond the pages of books. This … Continue reading

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Letter from the Chair

This semester brings many exciting events and activities, as well as new staff and colleagues. Teaching and advising our undergraduate students, we welcome Assistant Professor Greg Brownderville, featured in this issue of Erudition, Catherine Keene, and Cara Diaconoff, joining us … Continue reading

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Siraganian’s Sound Defense

Modernism’s Other Work: The Art Object’s Political Life While Associate Professor Lisa Siraganian’s first book, Modernism’s Other Work: The Art Object’s Political Life, is receiving rave reviews, she isn’t certain what to think of this editorial comment on Amazon: “Siraganian … Continue reading

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