Author Archives: Sarah Sage

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Reyna Grande: The Other Side of Immigration

Reyna Grande, finalist for the National Critics Circle Book Award for her poignant memoir The Distance Between Us (Atria Books, 2012), will discuss “The Price of Being an American” — bearing witness to illegal immigration from an emotional and psychological … Continue reading

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Study Abroad, 8 days in Oxford

Join professor Gary Swaim for an 8-day trip to Oxford, England. MAJOR SITE VISITS » A focus on writing historical fiction: several options but significant emphasis on WWII era » London to Oxford via Woburn Abbey (main headquarters of the … Continue reading

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Mapping the Networks of Viral Texts in 19th-Century America

Ryan Cordell February 7, Prothro Hall at 6:30pm “Mapping the Networks of Viral Texts in 19th-Century America” Cordell’s work focuses on identifying texts that “went viral” in 19th-century American newspapers and magazines — including literary texts like Nathaniel Hawthorne’s short … Continue reading

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Robert Markley Lecture, Jan 31

Robert Markley – January 31, 6:30pm The Gilbert Lecture Series The Unsustainable Estate: Imagining Nature in Jane Austen’s Mansfield Park Mansfield Park makes us acutely aware of the passing of the seasons, and of the normative weather conditions in England … Continue reading

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Save the Date: LitFest & the Gilbert Lecture Series

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The Writer’s Garret seeks literary projects

The Writer’s Garret is seeking literary arts projects of all kinds, shapes, and sizes. We are also looking for possible venues willing to donate their space to increase visibility and / or to connect more deeply with the DFW literary … Continue reading

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‘Kings of the Hilltop’ by Gene Wilson

While many have written about the great SMU running backs, Gene Wilson’s book, Kings Of The Hilltop, will look at SMU’s famous quarterbacks. The book also features an abbreviated history of Mustang football, beginning in 1915 with coach Ray Morrison, … Continue reading

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‘The Pony Trap’ by David Blewett

We are giving away a signed copy of David Blewett’s The Pony Trap: Escaping the 1987 SMU Football Death Penalty. “I was there. As a scholarship athlete in the 1984 class, I witnessed the final chapters of that chase. I … Continue reading

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Introduction to Poetry. Professor Dan Moss recommends John Keats

John Keats, Selected Poems (ISBN: 0140424474) Keats certainly earned his reputation for high Romantic morbidity by cultivating an affected melancholy and by perishing at only 26… But he had his lighter side, too: The Eve of Saint Agnes recalls the … Continue reading

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Listen to professor Ezra Greenspan speak about African American biography

Listen to a podcast by Professor Ezra Greenspan at the Rare Book School (University of Virginia), about African American biography. Find it here: http://bit.ly/W0R75U Prof. Greenspan teaches 19th and 20th Century American Literature in the Department of English at SMU.

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