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Are We All Really Burning Out?

Chronicle of Higher Education Academic burnout is real — but difficult to diagnose. By Jonathan Malesic I dreamed of being a college professor almost as soon as I met my own professors. They read strange books by Nietzsche and Annie Dillard, asked challenging questions in class, and wore tweed. One of my favorite professors taught theology […]

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Congratulations to Lori Ann Stephens

Department of English Lecturer Lori Ann Stephens published a new novel titled Blue Running. Learn more: www.loriannstephens.com. 

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Congratulations to Jonathan McGregor

Jonathan McGregor, a lecturer in the SMU Writing and Reasoning Program, recently published a new book titled, Communion of Radicals: The Literary Christian Left in Twentieth-Century America. Tune into the virtual launch event on Facebook Live, Tuesday, 11/23, at 2 pm: https://fb.me/e/eojq4vHOU. More information below:

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Event: Nov. 17, Protecting (Y)our Rights

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Pennsylvania Humanities Council Celebrates Playwright August Wilson In New Initiative

Pennsylvania Humanities Council Originally Posted: October 8, 2021 Brittany Levingston is a 2014 graduate in the SMU Department of English Pennsylvania Humanities Council (PHC) is pleased to announce its partnership with Dr. Brittany Levingston, one of the 41 newest Leading Edge Fellows, who will develop a series of statewide programs centered on the renowned works […]

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The Future of Work Should Mean Working Less

New York Times Originally Posted: Sept. 26, 2021 By Jonathan Malesic, a first year Writing and Reasoning Program instructor in the SMU Department of English.  A dozen years ago, my friend Patricia Nordeen was an ambitious academic, teaching at the University of Chicago and speaking at conferences across the country. “Being a political theorist was my […]

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Washington Post quotes English Professor, Ezra Greenspan

Washington Post Originally Posted: Aug. 23, 2021 Black cemetery headstones were used as scrap. Now area leaders are ‘righting a wrong’: The governors of Maryland and Virginia and D.C.’s mayor gathered at the site where the headstones were dumped as scrap decades ago. By: Schneider, Gregory S. KING GEORGE COUNTY, Va. — The broken remnants […]

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SMU alumna wins prestigious Academy of American Poets University & College Poetry Prize

Dedman College News Originally Posted: August 27, 2021 Congratulations to Ashley Durrance ’16! She won a 2021 Academy of American Poets University & College Poetry Prize. Her winning poem, titled “Affair,” can be found here. Ashley is a former SMU creative writing program student. The Academy of American Poets sponsors over two hundred annual poetry prizes at […]

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Congratulations to Bonnie Wheeler

Dedman College News Originally Posted: June 1, 2021 Bonnie Wheeler, Associate Professor of English and Director of Medieval Studies received the Norris J. Lacy Prize for Outstanding Editorial Achievement in Arthurian Studies at the 2021 Virtual Annual International Congress on Medieval Studies, the International Arthurian Society—North American Branch. This award was in recognition of Bonnie’s extensive editorial work […]

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‘Fire Bones’ melds audio, video, text and more in a show for the smartphone age

Dallas Morning News Posted: April 28, 2021 When it comes to Greg Brownderville’s latest project, timing is everything. The Dallas-based poet and director of Southern Methodist University’s creative writing program this year released Fire Bones, a digital dreamscape of audio, video, music, text and art. Created with smartphones in mind, it takes its audience on a […]