Monthly Archives: December 2012

‘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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Punctuation is our friend. Professor Willard Spiegelman’s class: Doing Things with Poems

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Introduction to Poetry. Professor Dan Moss recommends ‘Ariel’ by Sylvia Plath

Professor Dan Moss recommends Ariel by Sylvia Plath (ISBN: 0060931728): Plath is a bestseller at Barnes and Noble for all the wrong reasons: beauty, betrayal, suicide, celebrity. Fortunately, this also means her compelling and disturbing second volume of poems is … Continue reading

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Professor Beth Newman on KERA

Professor Beth Newman will be on KERA’s “Think” Dec. 6 from 1-2 p.m. She’ll be discussing Charles Dickens’ work along with the director of “A Christmas Carol”  (at Dallas Theater Center through Dec. 24) http://www.kera.org/radio/think-upcoming/ Thursday, 12/06 – “Think” Hour … Continue reading

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