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T-shirted Shakespeare

Posted in On Campus on May 3, 2016

Actors’ Theatre of Columbus brings Shakespeare to the people, just as it was meant to be.

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Another world

Posted in On Campus on April 5, 2016

Poet Robert Hass drew listeners into his work during a reading at Swasey.

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Dueling writers

Posted in On Campus on March 11, 2016

First-year George Malloch-Brown shares a passion for dueling and writing with his English professor, Peter Grandbois.

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Piper Kerman, aiming for change

Posted in On Campus on February 26, 2016

Piper Kerman, author of “Orange is the New Black,” shares some thoughts on the current state of prisons in America.

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Beck “Home Series” home run

Posted in Academics & Research on January 29, 2016

The English department’s Michael Croley, Jack Shuler, and Ann Townsend open the spring Beck Series season with a “Home Series” sampling of some of their powerful recent writing.

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Regina Carter — finding her voice

Posted in On Campus on November 19, 2015

Vail Series guest artist and MacArthur award winner Regina Carter talks to an English class about loss, identity, and the power of music.

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Ghouls of Granville

Posted in Sights & Sounds on October 31, 2015

For one evening, Granville is overrun with mummies, ninjas, princesses, and poets.

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The writers read

Posted in On Campus on September 14, 2015

Three of our own launch the new season of the Beck Series.

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Connecting to France, in English

Posted in Academics & Research on July 28, 2015

Isabel Randolph ’16 has spent her summer trying to capture her time abroad in a creative writing project.

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The original young writer

Posted in On Campus on June 17, 2015

As students work this week at the annual Jonathan R. Reynolds Young Writers Workshop, we take a look at the career of the writer who brought it to life.

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Line breaks & climaxes

Posted in Academics & Research on April 10, 2015

Double majors combine their disciplines, finding narrative in movement.

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Writing in the real world

Posted in On Campus on April 3, 2015

8 quick tips from a group of successful alumni.

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Writer's Club

A novel approach

Posted in On Campus on December 1, 2014

Students gather on campus for the National Novel Writing Month.

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Not guilty

Posted in On Campus on October 29, 2014

A death row survivor describes his ordeal and demonstrates the flaws in our death penalty system.

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When numbers talk

Posted in Academics & Research on September 18, 2014

Professor Ann Townsend ’85 and VIDA fight for gender equality in the world of literary publications.

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Hawkeye and Hot Lips and Klinger … oh my!

Posted in Academics & Research on July 11, 2014

One summer scholar is finding that M*A*S*H can teach us plenty about history and war — but there’s a lot to learn about gender roles, too. Take, for example, “Hot Lips” Houlihan …

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Professors of the future

Posted in Academics & Research on March 11, 2014

Denison welcomes the newest group of tenured faculty. When you see these folks on campus, don’t forget to say congrats!

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How to seek revenge with success

Posted in Academics & Research on March 6, 2014

The Department of Theatre presents “Malvolio,” a new play by Playwright-in-Residence Betty Shamieh.

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A calling and a career

Posted in On Campus on February 14, 2014

How to balance a writer’s life with a career when they’re not exactly one and the same.

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Basil Rathbone and Nigel Bruce in Dressed to Kill

The reality of Baker Street

Posted in Academics & Research on January 7, 2014

What Sherlock Holmes, Dear Watson, and their shared turf on Baker Street can teach us about the liberal arts experience.

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Hittin’ the books

Posted in On Campus on December 17, 2013

Things just got awfully quiet around here.

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Zappa – a token of extreme

Posted in Voices of Denison on December 4, 2013

English professor Jim Davis remembers an iconic iconoclast, 20 years after his death.

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The Bechdel Test

Posted in Academics & Research on November 7, 2013

Cartoonist Alison Bechdel came to campus and got students to think about the many ways stories can be told.

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What poetry is

Posted in Academics & Research on September 23, 2013

Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Philip Levine gives aspiring writers some advice for a life well led.

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The road to Nashville (UPDATED)

Posted in Beyond Campus on August 16, 2013

Caroline Spence ’11 takes the stage at the Rocky Mountain Folks Festival—and she may earn yet another prize for her work.

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Who’s that girl?

Posted in Beyond Campus on July 24, 2013

Did you notice the alumna featured in Sunday’s New York Times? And no, we’re not talking about Jennifer Garner ’94.

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Poetry in Motion

Poetry in motion

Posted in Beyond Campus on June 20, 2013

Jennifer Luebbers ’09 shares her work, which recently earned her the Diane Middlebrook Poetry Fellowship at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

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Things I Wish I Knew at 22

Five things I wish I knew at 22

Posted in Voices of Denison on May 24, 2013

His daughter’s college graduation got Matthew Harrington ’84 thinking about a few important life lessons.

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A Life's Work on Death Row

A life’s work on death row

Posted in On Campus on April 12, 2013

Sister Helen Prejean, human rights activist and author of Dead Man Walking, brings lessons from death row to Denison.

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Daniel Littman ’15 works with a student in the writing center.

Word by word

Posted in Voices of Denison on February 22, 2013

Daniel Littman ’15 reflects on his time working with other students at the writing center.

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Writing through the years

Posted in Academics & Research on November 8, 2012

Exile, a student literary journal, has been published for more than 50 years. And now it’s all online.

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Beck's Big Year Gets Underway

Beck begins

Posted in On Campus on September 18, 2012

Author Pam Houston ’83 returns to campus for a reading that celebrates 50 years of the Beck Lecture Series.

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A family film

Posted in Beyond Campus on May 2, 2012

What happens when greed goes unchecked? Kirk Combe and his son explore the possibilities in their new sci-fi film, The Feed.

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An Insider's Look At History

An inside look at history

Posted in Academics & Research on March 19, 2012

The Orangeburg Massacre, one of the first violent civil rights confrontations on an American college campus, is the subject of a new book by faculty member Jack Shuler.

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What Can You Do With An English Major, Anyway?

What can you do with an English major, anyway?

Posted in Beyond Campus on March 2, 2012

Matthew Harrington ’84 is taking on a new role as global COO of the world’s largest public relations firm.

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The Wonder Of Fiction

Writing magical realism

Posted in Academics & Research on February 9, 2012

Assistant Professor of English and Pulitzer nominee Peter Grandbois on the wonder of teaching and writing.

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Composition And Rhetoric And More

Composition and rhetoric … and more

Posted in Academics & Research on February 8, 2012

Brenda Boyle, one of the college’s newly tenured professors, directs the Writing Center and teaches English courses, but she values her mentoring and advising roles, as well.

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Write On

Write on

Posted in On Campus on November 28, 2011

The pure joy of putting words on a page gets a crazy boost in November as aspiring writers take on the NaNoWriMo Challenge.

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n Honor From The Kennedy Center

An honor from the Kennedy Center

Posted in Beyond Campus on October 24, 2011

Mikala Hansen ’07 has won the national award for playwriting excellence, and she’s just getting started.

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The Power Of Poetry

The power of poetry

Posted in Academics & Research on September 26, 2011

Roethke Prize-winning poet David Baker on the purpose of poetry, substance of art, and the inspiration of the Midwest.

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Associate professor of English Ann Townsend serves on VIDA's executive committee.

An imbalance in the literary universe

Posted in Academics & Research on August 1, 2011

Notice anything missing in The Times’ book reviews? Why are so few women writers featured?

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Oh, The Places We Went!

Oh, the places we’ve been!

Posted in Voices of Denison on July 29, 2011

Allison Kranek, a 2011 graduate and President’s Medalist, reflects on the experience of helping English professor Fred Porcheddu develop and teach Denison’s first-ever course on children’s literature.

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Margot Singer, assistant professor of English and award-winning author

Hanukkah Lights

Posted in Beyond Campus on December 2, 2010

NPR’s annual holiday favorite, “Hanukkah Lights,” features a story by English prof and award-winning author Margot Singer.

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Decoding History

Decoding history

Posted in Academics & Research on November 10, 2010

Assoc. Professor of English Fred Porcheddu ’87 uncovers history through a medieval manuscript.

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Amber, Aliens, and the American Diaspora

Amber, aliens & the American diaspora

Posted in Academics & Research on September 10, 2010

Summer Scholars dish out their research in the humanities, social sciences, and fine arts.

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