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2nd Annual English Graduate Student Conference

March 23, 2013 – “The Place of Literature: Fictional Geographies and Literary Constructions of Space.” Participants at this conference will explore the significance of space, place, and geography in literature. Dorsey Armstrong, Associate Professor of English at Purdue University, will … Continue reading

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Literary March Madness: Festival and Awards

This spring, the Department of English brings together students, faculty, and the Dallas community-at-large in a literary version of March Madness. Its annual three-day SMU Literary Festival and celebration of Creative Writing Awards begins Thursday, March 21, and runs through … 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 Other Side of Immigration

Reyna Grande, finalist for the National Critics Circle Book Award for her poignant memoir The Distance Between Us (Atria Books, 2012), will discuss “The Price of Being an American” — bearing witness to illegal immigration from an emotional and psychological … Continue reading

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Jailbreaking Information: the Legacy of Hactivist Aaron Swartz

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Win a Signed Copy of The Pony Trap by David Blewett!

Be the first person to comment on this post to receive a free signed copy of David Blewett’s The Pony Trap! The book is an exploration of the infamous death penalty handed to the SMU football program in 1987, told from the perspective … Continue reading

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Professor Greenspan Featured in Article, Announces New Book

The SMU English Department’s own Professor Ezra Greenspan was recently quoted in an article featured in The Kansas City Star. The article centers on Greenspan’s research on 19th century African American author William Wells Brown, who Greenspan calls “one of … Continue reading

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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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Study Abroad, 8 days in Oxford

Join professor Gary Swaim for an 8-day trip to Oxford, England. MAJOR SITE VISITS » A focus on writing historical fiction: several options but significant emphasis on WWII era » London to Oxford via Woburn Abbey (main headquarters of the … Continue reading

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