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Michael Pueppke: December 12, 1982 – February 12, 2012

The SMU community first had a chance to meet Mike Pueppke when he visited SMU as a prospective PhD student in the spring of 2008. This polite, somewhat reserved, and extremely witty young man made a strong impression upon the … Continue reading

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Professor Spotlight: Book Recommendations

Do professors, busy with their academic duties – teaching, writing, and researching in their respective fields – make time for leisurely reading? I was curious and asked, and thought I would share a few of their responses. While reading about … Continue reading

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Tim Cassedy: Re-Contextualizing the Canon, Complicating Certainty

With a passion for a gray-scaled world lacking absolutes and certainty, and a complex and global view of historical events, Tim Cassedy, the newest Assistant Professor of English on the SMU campus, wants to challenge our perspective and what we … Continue reading

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Lit Fest: Fall and Spring

Since the 1980s, SMU’s Literary Festival has fostered a sense of literary community both on the campus and in the Dallas community at large. Each spring, the festival nurtures new talent and brings together students and established writers in workshops … Continue reading

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King Sings and Simply Writes

Madison King (BA English ’09) does not wear her heart on her sleeve, but she does wear a sleeve tattoo graphic representation of T.S. Eliot’s The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock, her favorite poem, the one she volunteers to … Continue reading

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Tshele Takes Caine Prize

It wasn’t until 2006 that Elizabeth Tshele began to take her writing seriously. Tshele came to SMU’s English department as an M.A. candidate and was awarded that degree in 2007, but credits Professors Beth Newman and David Haynes for “getting … Continue reading

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Migration Matters: An Interdisciplinary Series

Assistant Prof. Jayson Gonzales Sae-Saue arrived in Dallas last fall eager to generate broad discussions on an important state and national topic. He planned to bring immigration to the forefront of thought on the SMU campus and help students grasp … Continue reading

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200 Years, A Dickensian Birthday Celebration

This spring, the DeGolyer Library and Department of English host a 200th anniversary celebration of the birth of Charles Dickens. Russell Martin, Director of the DeGolyer, kicks off the festivities on January 19 by moderating a discussion focused on Dickens … Continue reading

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Prothro Fetes Marsh Terry

The English Department recognizes and thanks Caren Prothro, civic and philanthropic leader, advocate of the arts and education, and Chair of the SMU Board of Trustees, for honoring its own Marshall Terry, Professor Emeritus of English and founder of SMU’s … Continue reading

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Dual Honor for Greenspan

Ezra Greenspan, the Edmund and Louise Kahn Chair in Humanities, Professor of English, and former Chair of the SMU English Department, has this year been awarded dual fellowships by the National Humanities Center (NHC) and the National Endowment for the … Continue reading

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