Crime Novel Becomes Reality for GW English Professor

Crime Novel Becomes Reality for GW English Professor

GW Professorial Lecturer in English Matt Fullerty, who is currently teaching ENGL 62 (Comedy) and ENGL 52W (English Literature), recently found himself in the middle of a national news story in the UK. Last weekend, a human skull was dug up in the garden of broadcaster/naturalist Sir David Attenborough in London. It turns out to…

Michael Chabon for Amateurs

Michael Chabon for Amateurs

What do you think of when you hear the name, Michael Chabon? Comic books? Coming of age? Judaism? Pittsburgh? Movie adaptations? Chances are marijuana was probably not on that list. So when the lights dimmed in Lisner Auditorium this past Friday night and Chabon cracked the spine of his new collection of nonfiction essays, Manhood…

The First Day of the Cuba in the World Symposium: Mayra Montero

The First Day of the Cuba in the World Symposium: Mayra Montero

What does Cuba mean to you? To be entirely candid with you, my only experience with Cuba is its delicious cuisine. However, Cuba has always fascinated me with its rich cultural and political history. Last night’s reading with author and journalist, Mayra Montero only solidified that interest. As H.G. Carrillo emphasized in his warm introduction…

Tour of the Library of Congress in GW Magazine

Tour of the Library of Congress in GW Magazine

From the latest edition: Touring a National Treasure Alumnus shows students Library of Congress’ riches A tour of the Library of Congress allowed students to admire the building’s remarkable artwork and architecture. Photo by Rick Reinhard As they perused the personal collection of one of our nation’s founding fathers, GW students took a break from…

Gayle Wald in the NYT Sunday Book Review

Gayle Wald in the NYT Sunday Book Review

From Laura Sinaga’s review of Gayle Wald’s Shout, Sister, Shout! The Untold Story of Rock-and-Roll Trailblazer Sister Rosetta Tharpe in today’s NYT Book Review: In the 1940s, when big bands were hiring pretty girls with sweet voices to bob over their beats, Tharpe fronted Lucky Millinder’s raucous swing outfit with gutsy force. In the late…

Welcome Alumni

Welcome Alumni

Although our undergraduate majors have been enjoying this site for a month, many new readers are finding the English Department’s blog this week via the Colonial Cable. We welcome you, and encourage you to have a look around. Try the “Contents at a Glance” list on the righthand side of this page. You may also…