The Department of English is pleased to announce that Professor Vievee Francis is the 2017 recipient of the Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award for her book Forest Primeval (Northwestern University Press, 2016). Professor Francis joined the faculty in the summer of 2016 and teaches creative writing and poetry courses. She describes her work in this way, "My primary interest is in poetics, particularly in how poetry is made and the value of such deliberate creative practice. I want to know...[more]
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Public Lecture: "Black Life/Schwarz-Sein" by Alexander Weheliye, Northwestern[more]
The English Department welcomes Alexander Weheliye, Professor of African American Studies, Northwestern University, to campus as part of the Critical Race Studies lecture series.
Friday, February 24, 2017
03:30 PM - 05:00 PM Eastern Time (US & Canada)
Location: 041 Haldeman (Kreindler Conference Hall)
The Department of English and Creative Writing welcomed novelist and essayist Alexander Chee to its faculty in July, 2016. He is the author of the novels Edinburgh (Welcome Rain, 2001; Picador, 2002) and The Queen of the Night (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2016), named one of Buzzfeed's 24 best fiction books...[more]
As part of his work on the history of Dartmouth's "Membooks" in English 29: American Prose, Alex Liebowitz '19 wrote this blogpost for the Rauner Special Collections Library. Please click here to read it: http://raunerlibrary.blogspot.com/2017/01/deepest-ties-that-can-bind-post-in.html.
The Department of English Poetry and Prose Series welcomes author and essayist Lucas Mann to the Sanborn House library for a reading of his work (Q & A to follow) on Thursday, January 19, 2017 at 4:30 PM.
Lucas Mann was born in New York City and received his MFA from the University of Iowa, where he was the Provost’s Visiting Writer in Nonfiction.
He is the author of Lord Fear: A Memoir (Pantheon, 2015), and Class A:...[more]
Dartmouth News, November 22, 2016
Sarah Waltcher ’16 has been named a Rhodes Scholar—one of 32 Americans among 95 top students from around the world chosen to pursue graduate studies at the University of Oxford next year.
The Rhodes scholarship is the oldest international graduate scholarship in the world. Past Rhodes Scholars have gone on to become heads of state, Nobel laureates, Pulitzer Prize winners, leaders of colleges and universities, and Supreme Court justices...[more]
October 23, 2016
Hurston/Wright Foundation Announces 2016 Legacy Awards
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Zora Neale Hurston/Richard Wright Foundation announced the winners and finalists of the 2016 Legacy Awards and paid tribute to celebrated authors Ernest J. Gaines and Junot Díaz on Friday, October 21st in Washington, D.C. More than 200 literary stars and representatives of the publishing industry, media, arts, politics, and academia attended. National Public Radio’s Michel...[more]
Amy Hassinger will give a reading of her work Thursday, October 13, 2016 at 4:30 PM in the Wren Room, Sanborn House. A reception with students and faculty to follow.
Gregory Pardlo will give a reading of his work on Thursday, November 3, 2016 at 4:30 PM in the Wren Room, Sanborn House. A reception with students and faculty to follow.
From Dartmouth News, September 29, 2016
Marlon James, left, Marjane Satrapi, and Jonathan Franzen are among the writers and artists visiting campus this year in the Leslie Center for the Humanities’ speaker series.
Iranian-born graphic novelist and filmmaker Marjane Satrapi, the author of Persepolis, will be on campus Oct. 6 to give a public talk at 4 p.m. in 105 Dartmouth Hall. She will meet with students in Occom Commons immediately afterward.
The Occom Circle seeks to collect, preserve, and enhance the accessibility of Indigenous archival materials. In celebration of its official launch, an international group of scholars, librarians, activists, storytellers, and digital humanities practitioners will explore how digital archives can serve Indigenous communities and reconfigure history and culture. This symposium will include two plenary panels, a keynote...[more]