Professor of English Katherine “Kate” Chandler died April 1, 2017, at age 67, after a two-year battle with cancer. She earned her B.A. in English Literature from New College of the University of South Florida in 1978; her master’s degree in English from The Pennsylvania State University in 1988 as well as her PhD in Find out more »
Jennifer Cognard-Black Launches New Course: Becoming a Great Essayist
Karen Anderson’s new book, Receipt, has been reviewed by the Washington Post, the Washington Independent Review of Books, and Shelf Awareness. Follow the links to find out what makes this collection of poems so special: Rita Dove’s essential new ‘Collected Poems: 1974-2004’ Receipt: Poems by Karen Leona Anderson April 2016 Exemplars: Poetry Reviews by Grace Cavalieri And check out Find out more »
Jeff Hammond’s essay “Eight-Per-Five” appears in the most recent issue of Under the Sun, a national, online literary journal devoted to the art of the essay. Each issue features exemplary and evocative creative non-fiction. Check out Hammond’s essay here:
His essay “YouTube’s Winged Chariot: On Time, Memory, and Internet Video” is part of the collection Creating Nonfiction: Twenty Essays and Interviews with the Writers. The anthology is available now as a Kindle download, and will be out in print this summer.
Jennifer Cognard-Black’s new co-edited collection of essays, From Curlers to Chainsaws: Women and Their Machines, is a gold medal winner! From Curlers to Chainsaws, which features women’s accounts of their relationships to the objects they use, was named best anthology in the Independent Publishers Book Awards contest. Read more about the award here:
Jeff Coleman presented his paper, “American Revival: Hatred and the Rebirth of the Protest Song,” at the most recent meeting of the Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association in Seattle, WA. Read more about his paper here:
Professor Wooley recently presented her paper, “Limited Liability and the Sentimental Novel,” at the biennial conference of C19: The Society of Nineteenth Century Americanists. Her paper was part of a panel, “Genealogies of Growth,” that she co-organized. The panel took up the conference theme of “unsettling” by interrogating how nineteenth-century writers problematized representations of economic growth.
In a reception for faculty earlier this February, Jeff Hammond, George B. and Willma R. Reeves Distinguished Professor in the Liberal Arts, celebrated 25 years of service to the College. Winner of two Pushcart Prizes and the author of numerous books, articles, and essays, Hammond joined the College in 1990. His current project, So You Say: Find out more »
Forthcoming in April from Milkweed Editions, Professor Karen Anderson’s new book of poems, Receipt, has been reviewed by Literary Mama. The reviewer concludes that: “The captivating poetry within Karen Leona Anderson’s Receipt has made me view the small, ordinary things in my own life through a critical lens: a recipe, a price tag, or a cash register receipt Find out more »
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St. Mary’s College Faculty and Staff Present at “Universities, Slavery, Public Memory, and the Built Landscape” Conference
Another Positive Review for Karen Leona Anderson’s “Receipt: Poems”