Author Archives: Dana Sherman

Micah Robbins’s “Literary Libel and the Clowning of Richard Nixon” Accepted for Publication

Micah Robbins’s article, “Literary Libel and the Clowning of Richard Nixon,” has been accepted for publication in the forthcoming collection of essays Protest on the Page. The book is part of the Print Culture History in Modern America book series, which is … Continue reading

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April 9th: English Alumni Career Panel

4th Annual SMU English Alumni Career Panel Location: Dedman Life Science Building, Rm. 0131 Date: April 9, 2013 at 6pm. Reception to follow in the Dallas Hall Reading Room at 7:30pm, ground floor. So you’re an English major…now what? What … Continue reading

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What Poetry Can Tell Us about Pain, and What It Can’t – An Interdisciplinary Discussion

Pain is personal, yet it constantly speaks. Professor Willard Spiegelman, Hughes Distinguished Professor of English, will lecture on the ways that poets have articulated the inexpressible dimensions of pain, demonstrating the power of the poetic idiom to say what those … Continue reading

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NoViolet Bulawayo

Check out this fascinating interview with award-winning author NoViolet Bulawayo, who will be speaking at SMU on April 4th!

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Reyna Grande: The Cost of Being an American

Reyna Grande, finalist for the National Critics Circle Book Award, for her arresting and poignant memoir, The Distance Between Us will speak Tuesday, March 19 at 6:30 in McCord auditorium .   She  will read from  her  memoir, a work that … Continue reading

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Jailbreaking Information: the Legacy of Hactivist Aaron Swartz

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Fulbright Grant Workshop for Students

 All SMU undergraduate AND graduate students are invited to attend an information workshop from The Fulbright Grants Program. Fulbright student grants are offered for study/research or teaching assistantships abroad. The workshop will be held on TUESDAY,  MARCH 19, from 1:00 … Continue reading

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Social Media Internship Opportunity at White Rock Lake Conservancy

The White Rock Lake Conservancy, a non-profit organization that seeks to promote, enhance and protect White Rock Lake and its natural beauty, is seeking a social media intern to create new content for the organization’s blog and social media channels. … Continue reading

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Looking for Summer Research Opportunities?

We want to introduce to all undergraduate students and their faculty mentors SMU’s 2nd annual full-time Summer Research Assistantships opportunity.  Focusing on a project of a student’s interest during the summer can be a very rewarding experience.  With appropriate matching … Continue reading

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Mapping the Networks of Viral Texts in Nineteenth-Century America

Ryan Cordell’s work focuses on identifying texts that “went viral” in 19th-century American newspapers and magazines — including literary texts like Nathaniel Hawthorne’s short story “The Celestial Railroad,” but also jokes, news reports, and semi fictional anecdotes. In collaboration with … Continue reading

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