Listen to GW English Ph.D. Dolen Perkins-Valdez in discussion with NPR’s Lynn Neary on a recent episode of the radio show “Tell Me More.” Dolen is promoting her new book Wench, which is set at an Ohio resort where white male slaveholders take their enslaved black mistresses. The book is based on an actual resort that existed in antebellum times. Dolen will be reading on campus later this semester.
MICHAEL CHABON @ JACK MORTON AUDITORIUM
MICHAEL CHABON MONDAY MARCH 23 7 PMJACK MORTON AUDITORIUM Michael Chabon’s first novel The Mysteries of Pittsburgh (1988) was a New York Times bestseller. His second Wonder Boys (1995), was made into a critically-acclaimed film featuring Michael Douglas and Tobey Maguire. His young adult novel, Summerland, won the 2003 Mythopoeic Fantasy Award for Children’s Literature….
The English Department office has been ornamented, garnished, embellished, trimmed and bedecked for the season. Stop by, grab some chocolate, and see if this year’s theme (“Decorating to Annoy”) has been a success. Share on FacebookTweet
Some Highlights from the Department’s Annual Report
English Departmental Annual Report Form (AY 06-07)Prepared by Jeffrey J. Cohen, Chair Major Accomplishments This academic year marked a profound moment of change for the English Department. Senior faculty who had long run the department (and had run it very well) saw the results of some canny hiring in the past as new faculty stepped…
Prof. McRuer’s Students to Hold Symposium Saturday
Attendees at this year’s Mezipatra (which means “mezzanine” in Czech).Can you find any of the GWU students? Once again this year, GWU students had the unique opportunity to join Prof. Robert McRuer in attending Mezipatra, the Czech Queer Film Festival The students in the class will be presenting their work at a one-day symposium Saturday,…
Friday “Race?” Symposium sponsored by GW MEMSI
This Friday from 2-4 p.m. in the Marvin Center Amphitheatre, GW MEMSI will be sponsoring a spring symposium titled “Race?” Presenters include English Department faculty Jennifer James and Tony López. This is a chance to participate in an interdisciplinary discussion about race that crosses over traditional lines of literary periodization and national tradition. Race is…
Humanities @ GW: A Student’s View
In the discussion that unfolded at this post about the humanities at GW, Calder Stembel kindly linked to a letter he composed to The Hatchet about arts and politics at this institution. The letter in its entirety is worth your time, but I want to excerpt some parts that speaks to the crux of the…