Supporting Biographies of Nineteenth-Century Publishers and Writers

NEH Originally Posted: July 9, 2019 Throughout Ezra Greenspan’s career, the National Endowment for the Humanities has supported his work on groundbreaking biographies that have brought new perspectives and voices to college and high school classrooms. From his first book on George Palmer Putnam, to his recent biography of William Wells Brown, to his current project, a biography of Frederick Douglass’s family, NEH funding has helped Greenspan illuminate the lives of historical figures and the histories of books and publishing for a broad audience. George Palmer Putnam: Representative American Publisher(2000) explores the life of nineteenth-century America’s most significant publisher, a man whose career and investments gave rise to modern commercial publishing in the United States and fostered the careers of Herman Melville, Nathaniel Hawthorne, and [...]

By | 2019-07-10T06:39:26-07:00 July 11th, 2019|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Dedman College Research, English|Comments Off on Supporting Biographies of Nineteenth-Century Publishers and Writers

I’m A Mom And A Vaccine Researcher. Here’s Why You Should Vaccinate Your Children

Huffington Post Originally Posted April 25, 2018 SMU Department of English​ alumna Kari Nixon pens a personal story for Huffington Post​. I never thought I’d become a mother. The idea of handling someone else’s bodily fluids as, like, a day job, was abhorrent to me. And yet, at 29, I found myself walking across a graduation stage to shake George W. Bush’s hand after receiving my Ph.D. ― all while very, very, cumbersomely pregnant. In fact, security had to make an exception and allow me to have a bottle of water (not much was allowed in with a former president around, and all) because I ― or, well, my uterus, rather ― kept threatening to go into labor. I often describe May and June of [...]

By | 2019-04-26T06:58:42-07:00 April 25th, 2019|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Dedman College Research, English, Graduate News|Comments Off on I’m A Mom And A Vaccine Researcher. Here’s Why You Should Vaccinate Your Children

Event: April 4-5, Reproductive Justice: Perspective from Law, Religion, Business, and Culture

Event Date: 4/4/2019 - 4/5/2019 Location: Crum Auditorium, Collins Executive Education Center Time: 4/4 5:00 PM- 6:30 PM 4/5 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Our symposium looks beyond the entrenched pro-choice/pro-life binary to explore a larger range of issues affecting women of reproductive age--and their families--in the twenty-first century. It will bring together scholars, advocates, and practitioners for an interdisciplinary discussion of these important issues. For more information: https://www.smu.edu/Dedman/DCII/Programs/Advanced-Symposium

By | 2019-03-25T10:47:13-07:00 April 1st, 2019|DCII, Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Dedman College Research, English, Events|Comments Off on Event: April 4-5, Reproductive Justice: Perspective from Law, Religion, Business, and Culture

Event: March 21, Diverse Careers for Humanities Scholars

Event date: Thursday, March 21, 2019 Time: 3:30 PM - 4:45 PM Location: Hyer Hall, Room 100 What else can you do with a humanities Ph.D., in addition to seeking a tenure-track job? Hear five scholars describe their hybrid and alternative career paths: Diana Bellonby, Visiting Scholar at Vanderbilt, as well as President and Co-Founder of The Fringe Foundation for Social Justice: Amanda Dotseth, Curator, Meadows Museum, SMU; Alan Itkin, Assistant Dean of Graduate Studies, SMU; Evelyn Montgomery, Curator, Old Red Museum, Dallas, and public historian; and Michael Widner, SMU alumnus, medievalist, digital humanist, and director of a software startup. Moderated by Crystal Clayton of the SMU Hegi Career Center. READ MORE

By | 2019-03-20T09:10:09-07:00 March 21st, 2019|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Dedman College Research, English, Events, Faculty News, Graduate News, Undergraduate News|Comments Off on Event: March 21, Diverse Careers for Humanities Scholars

Event: March 21, What Does a Journal Editor Want?

Event Date: Thursday, March 21, 2019  Time: 4:50 PM - 6:20 PM (CT) Location: Hyer Hall, Room 100 Editors from six scholarly journals describe what they look for when they read manuscripts submitted for publication: Sharon Aronofsky Weltman, Nineteenth-Century Theater and Film; Nora Gilbert, Studies in the Novel; Daniel Hack, Victorian Literature and Culture; Akiko Tsuchiya, Revista de Estudios Hispánicos; Rajani Sudan, Configurations; and Alexandra Wettlaufer, Nineteenth-Century Contexts. READ MORE

By | 2019-03-20T09:06:25-07:00 March 20th, 2019|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Dedman College Research, English, Events|Comments Off on Event: March 21, What Does a Journal Editor Want?

Event: March 21, INCS 2019 pre-conference professionalization panels

March 21, 2019 3:30-4:45 100 Hyer Hall Diverse Careers for Humanities Scholars What else can you do with a humanities Ph.D., in addition to seeking a tenure-track job? Hear five scholars describe their hybrid and alternative career paths: Diana Bellonby, Visiting Scholar at Vanderbilt, as well as President and Co-Founder of The Fringe Foundation for Social Justice: Amanda Dotseth, Curator, Meadows Museum, SMU; Alan Itkin, Assistant Dean of Graduate Studies, SMU; Evelyn Montgomery, Curator, Old Red Museum, Dallas, and public historian; and Michael Widner, SMU alumnus, medievalist, digital humanist, and director of a software startup. Moderated by Crystal Clayton of the SMU Hegi Career Center. March 21, 2019 4:50-6:20 100 Hyer Hall What Does a Journal Editor Want? Editors from six scholarly journals describe what [...]

By | 2019-03-08T14:08:05-07:00 March 8th, 2019|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Dedman College Research, English, Graduate News|Comments Off on Event: March 21, INCS 2019 pre-conference professionalization panels

Today, March 5: SMU Giving Day

One day. For 24 hours on March 5, the entire SMU community will come together to give back and celebrate the causes we care about – supporting students, improving cities, educating teachers, fighting for justice, fueling champions – together, the possibilities are endless. Please consider supporting a Dedman College cause: Dedman College Scholars Dean’s Research Council SMU Human Rights SMU Fund for Dedman College Data Hackathon Challenges: Dean’s Research Council Match Gifts made to the Dedman College Dean’s Research Council will be matched dollar-for-dollar up to $10,000. Thank you to generous donors, Dr. Anthony Aramoonie ‘94 and Nicole Aramoonie for making this possible! Dedman College Scholars Challenge Support scholarships and help us meet the challenge from longtime SMU supporters Carl Sewell ’66 and Peggy Higgins [...]

SMU Welcomes Phi Beta Kappa Visiting Scholar William Jordan

Event Dates: March 4 & 5, 2019 Location: McCord Auditorium, 306 Dallas Hall For more information: Email Brian Molanphy Public lecture and seminar details: William Chester Jordan “The First Crusade and Jewish Martyrdom” The lecture sketches out the background to the call for the First Crusade, narrates a few of the major events as context for the main story of the lecture, and then concentrates on what has been and can be learned from the Hebrew and Latin sources for the Jews’ responses. It concludes by raising the question of the appropriateness of the language of trauma to categorize the European phase of the crusade and its impact on the continent’s Jews. Monday, March 4, 5pm McCord Auditorium, 306 Dallas Hall.     2.  William Chester Jordan "Crusades and [...]

By | 2019-02-19T07:57:26-07:00 February 19th, 2019|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Dedman College Research, English, Events|Comments Off on SMU Welcomes Phi Beta Kappa Visiting Scholar William Jordan

The New Southwest Review: SMU’s Literary Magazine, One of America’s Oldest, Reinvents Itself

Dedman College News Originally Posted: Jan. 1, 2019 Under the leadership of Professor Greg Brownderville, Southwest Review continues to embrace new voices while recognizing a rich history. I recently took over the editorship of America’s third-longest-running literary quarterly, Southwest Review (SwR), which was founded in 1915 and is published under the aegis of Southern Methodist University. As the new editor, I’m determined to broaden the magazine’s reach and readership, and I aim to start right here at home, with the SMU community. Let me paint you a picture of what SwR has been and what it is rapidly becoming. The last issue of 2017 marked an important event in the history of the magazine: our first redesign and relaunch since the 1980s. We enlisted the help of a firm called [...]

By | 2019-01-03T08:47:58-07:00 January 10th, 2019|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Dedman College Research, English, Faculty News|Comments Off on The New Southwest Review: SMU’s Literary Magazine, One of America’s Oldest, Reinvents Itself
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