Category Archives: Shout Outs

Recognitions of faculty, students and friends of the Department of English

Professor Greg Brownderville Makes His TV Debut

Professor Greg Brownderville appeared on The Broadcast TV to talk about writing love poetry.  Click the link below to view the two-part video! http://www.ktxdtv.com/story/24723959/how-to-become-a-better-poet

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Professor Marjorie Swann Publishes New Edition of “The Compleat Angler”

Oxford University Press has just published a new edition of Izaak Walton’s The Compleat Angler edited by Marjorie Swann, Associate Professor of English at SMU.  Written in response to the political and environmental devastation of the English Civil War, The Compleat Angler explores how … Continue reading

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Get Ready for LitFest, March 18-22!

          For more information: http://smulitfest2014.wordpress.com/

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We Need New Names by NoViolet Bulawayo shortlisted for the 2013 Etisalat Prize for Literature

Lagos, Nigeria; 12:00, January 22, 2014: Innovative telecommunications company in Nigeria, Etisalat, today announced the 2013 shortlist for the Etisalat Prize for Literature. Bom Boy by Yewande Omotoso (Modjaji Publishers) Finding Soutbek by Karen Jennings (Holland Park Press) We Need … Continue reading

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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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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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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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A new book by professor Daivd Haynes in 2013

Congratulations to David Haynes on the publication of his new book, ‘A Star in the Face of the Sky’, currently in press with New Rivers/MSUM and due to appear in 2013. Read more about it on his blog

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‘Towering Controversy’ by professor Willard Spiegelman

Read professor Willard Spiegelman’s article about Museum Tower in the Wall Street Journal: WSJ.com – Towering Controversy image credit: Tim Hursley, Wall Street Journal

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