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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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Loving U. by Marshall Terry

For over fifty years, Marshall Terry has toiled in the vineyard at Southern Methodist University, as undergraduate, graduate student, instructor, assistant to President Willis Tate, author of the Master Plan of 1963, novelist, chair of the English department, founder of … Continue reading

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“Thinking About Agency” – Dedman College Interdisciplinary Institute’s upcoming lecture series

Organized by the “Thinking about Agency” Fellows Seminar, this lecture series will explore the nature of agency- the capacity, condition, or state of acting or exerting power- across a range of disciplines. Find out more: Thinking About Agency

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Mapping the Networks of Viral Texts in 19th-Century America

Ryan Cordell February 7, Prothro Hall at 6:30pm “Mapping the Networks of Viral Texts in 19th-Century America” 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 … Continue reading

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Professor Willard Spiegelman speaks on his book ‘Seven Pleasures: Essays on Ordinary Happiness’

  PODCAST: Listen to SMU professor Willard Spiegelman, author of Seven Pleasures: Essays on Ordinary Happiness as he tells about his wonderful book, his life, finding joy in the day-to-day world, and more. Click below to listen: http://chimeraobscura.com/vm/podcast-the-magnificent-seven    

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Robert Markley Lecture, Jan 31

Robert Markley – January 31, 6:30pm The Gilbert Lecture Series The Unsustainable Estate: Imagining Nature in Jane Austen’s Mansfield Park Mansfield Park makes us acutely aware of the passing of the seasons, and of the normative weather conditions in England … Continue reading

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Save the Date: LitFest & the Gilbert Lecture Series

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The Writer’s Garret seeks literary projects

The Writer’s Garret is seeking literary arts projects of all kinds, shapes, and sizes. We are also looking for possible venues willing to donate their space to increase visibility and / or to connect more deeply with the DFW literary … Continue reading

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‘Kings of the Hilltop’ by Gene Wilson

While many have written about the great SMU running backs, Gene Wilson’s book, Kings Of The Hilltop, will look at SMU’s famous quarterbacks. The book also features an abbreviated history of Mustang football, beginning in 1915 with coach Ray Morrison, … Continue reading

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‘The Pony Trap’ by David Blewett

We are giving away a signed copy of David Blewett’s The Pony Trap: Escaping the 1987 SMU Football Death Penalty. “I was there. As a scholarship athlete in the 1984 class, I witnessed the final chapters of that chase. I … Continue reading

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