January 4, 2017
English professor wins top prize for first book
Intertwining political economy and literature, Supritha Rajan, an associate professor of English, has won this year’s Modern Language Association’s Prize for a First Book for
A Tale of Two Capitalisms: Sacred Economics in Nineteenth-Century Britain.
December 15, 2016
Opening a window on poetry, inspiration
In her newest book of poetry,
Window Left Open,
English professor Jennifer Grotz draws on her frequent visits to Monastère de Saorge in the French Alps. “It was like the monastery became a kind of vocabulary ... more
November 30, 2016
Cast reflects on Circle Mirror Transformation
A mixture of theater rookies and veterans, the student cast and crew of
Circle Mirror Transformation
share some of the insights they’ve gained in working on the production, which runs through December 10.
November 16, 2016
Five lives connect, unspool in Annie Baker’s Circle Mirror Transformation
The International Theatre Program closes its fall semester with guest director Pirronne Yousefzadeh’s production of what she calls “a love letter to the theater.”
October 31, 2016
Author Mia Alvar receives 2016 Kafka Prize
On the 40th anniversary of its inception, the Janet Heininger Kafka Prize recognized a short story collection: Mia Alvar’s,
In the Country.
The University awards the annual prize to a promising but less established American woman ... more
October 19, 2016
‘Looking like the enemy’ examines WWII internment, current debates
An upcoming Humanities Project event reviews the experiences of the more than 120,000 people of Japanese ancestry who were forcibly removed from their homes and placed in remote relocation camps after the bombing of Pearl Harbor.
October 7, 2016
Character studies: Students take the stage in Red Ryder
Welcome to Foster’s Diner, a little joint forgotten by all but a few sorry souls. It may not be much too look at but it sure has... character. Here are a few of the Rochester students ... more
September 29, 2016
Curt Smith: Vin Scully ‘the best there ever was’
Smith’s 2009 book,
Pull Up a Chair: The Vin Scully Story
is the only biography written on the iconic broadcaster. “He’s a very humble man, and I think he feels his work speaks for itself,” Smith ... more
September 28, 2016
Class, symposium explore ‘New Approaches to Poetry and Song’
In music professor Matthew BaileyShea’s class, students share lyrics from favorite songs, then work to uncover complexities in the text. An upcoming Humanities Center symposium organized by BaileyShea will further explore new ideas about text-music interaction.
September 27, 2016
Myths of freedom, American manhood explode in When You Comin’ Back, Red Ryder?
University of Rochester's International Theatre Program opens its 27th season with Mark Medoff's Obie Award-winning drama.