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In the News
Plutzik Reading Series: Christopher Castellani
October 30, 2019 at 5 p.m.
Welles-Brown Room, Rush Rhees Library
Did you know?
English department faculty have garnered numerous awards and honors, including from the National Endowment for the Arts, Guggenheim Foundation, Newberry Library, and Modern Language Association, among others.
For 20+ years, Professor Emeritus Russell Peck led the “Theater in England” course, shepherding participants to multiple plays each day over two weeks. Katherine Mannheimer now leads the course.
Blake/An Illustrated Quarterly, a journal devoted to the artist and poet William Blake, is celebrating its 50th year in 2016-17.
Professor Grotz helps Bread Loaf embrace diversity
Bread Loaf recently concluded its annual conference, and things were noticeably different this year, writes Jennifer Finney Boylan for the New York Times. In an opinion piece for the newspaper, she describes how "Bread Loaf is a lot more diverse than it used to be, thanks to the efforts of its new director, the poet Jennifer Grotz." Boylan says that has helped her become a better writer by utilizing new perspectives, invention and revision.
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