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Get Ready for LitFest, March 18-22!

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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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Reyna Grande: The Cost of Being an American

Reyna Grande, finalist for the National Critics Circle Book Award, for her arresting and poignant memoir, The Distance Between Us will speak Tuesday, March 19 at 6:30 in McCord auditorium .   She  will read from  her  memoir, a work that … Continue reading

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Mapping the Networks of Viral Texts in Nineteenth-Century America

Ryan 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 story “The Celestial Railroad,” but also jokes, news reports, and semi fictional anecdotes. In collaboration with … Continue reading

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“Thinking About Agency” – Dedman College Interdisciplinary Institute’s upcoming lecture series

Organized by the “Thinking about Agency” Fellows Seminar, this lecture series will explore the nature of agency- the capacity, condition, or state of acting or exerting power- across a range of disciplines. Find out more: Thinking About Agency

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Learn business and immerse yourself globally with the University of Virginia’s M.S. in Commerce

Please join Emma Candelier, from the University of Virginia, for an information session and dinner on Wednesday, February 6 to learn about the University of Virginia’s M.S. in Commerce, a one-year business degree for non-business majors.  This 40-credit-hour degree is designed specifically for liberal … Continue reading

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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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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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