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Literature + Medicine: Writing Contest

Literature + Medicine explores compassion and science at the bedside. For the past three years, this annual seminar hosted at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas has offered a unique opportunity to join prominent scholars and physicians in an interactive seminar, … Continue reading

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Find Meaningful Work After College

Dear English Majors and Minors, Come hear how you can find rewarding and meaningful work after college! On Tuesday, April 9, at 6pm in the Dedman Life Science Building, Room 131, The English Department will Sponsor a Career Panel with … Continue reading

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Summer internship opportunity

Talented Team – Fast Paced – Technology Marketing Social Media and Web Content Manager – Internship Software company looking for enthusiastic intern to manage social media and web content. IPceleate, a collaboration software company located in Carrollton, TX, is looking … 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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News and Notes

Kenneth Brewer, Lecturer, read a paper, “Interrogating Autobiographical Art: Noah Baumbach’s The Squid and the Whale” at the Southwest/Texas Popular and American Cultures Association Regional Meeting in Albuquerque, New Mexico, February 13-16, 2013. He also chaired the session “Biography, Autobiography, … Continue reading

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LitFest 2013 Schedule

WordSpace Student Readings at LitFest Wednesday, March 20th McCord Auditorium in Dallas Hall, 6:30pm Student Writers will read their work from Greenhill School, Hockaday School, Prometheus Academy, Dallas Poetry Youth Slam, Booker T. Washington Arts Magnet, Yavneh Academy, and Texans … Continue reading

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Curricular Changes Aid Student Achievement

This fall 2012, incoming first-year, first-semester students began enjoying a new curriculum designed to help them achieve the most during their time at SMU. Driven by a yearlong university-wide review by faculty and staff, the English Department’s implementation began with … Continue reading

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An English Major, Unmasked

For most of my time as a first year student, I was an English major in hiding. Occasionally when a classmate or friend had the audacity to ask something like, “Why are you in an English class; I thought you … Continue reading

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Weisenburger Relishes a Much Darker Rainbow

Bring together two for whom Thomas Pynchon is both preoccupation and occupation, and what ensues is a creative and intellectual production that evidences two heads being better than one. Gravity’s Rainbow, Domination & Freedom, co-authored by Steven Weisenburger, Mossiker Chair … Continue reading

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