Dedman College News – Samyak Shertok, a Hughes Fellow in Creative Writing, has won the 2023 Witness Poetry Prize. Judge Joy Harjo, former Poet Laureate of the United States, writes: “The poem ‘Mother Tongue: A Haunting’ is a tight construction that embodies the haunting of language displacement amidst liminal familial memory. Mysterious essences of ghost presences […]
Date: Thursday, August 24, 2023 Time: 6:30pm – 8:00pm Location: Fondren Library, Texana Room 6:30 p.m. – Reception 7:00 p.m. – Program Book signing to follow. Books available for purchase at the event. C.W. Smith’s new story collection, The Museum of Marriage, showcases characters struggling with the demand and mysteries of solitary life, romance and […]
Dedman College News – At the May 2023 International Congress on Medieval Studies (WMU, Kalamazoo MI), the world’s largest medieval conference, SMU faculty member Bonnie Wheeler (English and Medieval Studies) received a multitude of honors for her lifelong contributions to Medieval Studies. First, she was awarded the 2023 Medieval Foremother Prize for her extensive publications […]
Lori Stephens, lecturer in the Department of English, was recently featured in LitTalk: A DFW Author Panel Series to discuss her new novel, Blue Running. Describe Blue Running and a bit of the creative process and inspiration. Fourteen-year-old Bluebonnet Andrews is on the run across the Republic of Texas. A gun accident killed her best friend, but […]
Sanderia Smith, Assistant Professor of Practice in the Department of English, recently wrote a piece for The New Yorker called Racial Injustice in response to the victims of police brutality across the country. What inspired you to write Racial Injustice? I wrote this piece, Racial Injustice, because there were so many African American men and women being murdered by the police. […]
LitHub – A story published in Southwest Review has won the O. Henry, a major literary prize. Congratulations to Rodrigo Blanco Calderón for “The Mad People of Paris,”and translated from the Spanish by Thomas Bunstead. Read the full article in Lit Hub.
SMU Magazine – Students in poet Samyak Shertok’s creative writing class, The Art of Listening, started the semester standing outside, absorbing the sounds of the sky. “Poetry is finding music in the everyday sounds,” says Shertok, one of SMU’s first two recipients of the Hughes Fellowship in Creative Writing. The fellowship was created with resources […]
Dedman College News – Joshua Ange, a second-year President’s Scholar majoring in Physics and Mathematics with minors in Computer Science and English, has been awarded the prestigious Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship. The Goldwater encourages the country’s most promising undergraduate scientists to pursue careers in natural sciences, mathematics, and engineering research and is considered the preeminent […]
The Daily Campus – It’s not often that college students get to hear from two Pulitzer Prize winners, but SMU students were lucky enough to hear from authors Natasha Trethewey and Viet Thanh Nguyen this past week. Pulitzer Prize winners Natasha Trethewey and Viet Thanh Nguyen visited SMU on Feb. 21 for “A Conversation on […]
The Department of English mourns Professor Martha Satz, who passed away January 26, 2023, after teaching at SMU for nearly 47 years. We invite you to read this great tribute to her extraordinary life at Legacy.com.