Professor Wooley presented her paper “Making Sympathy Pay: Southworth, Alcott, and the Material Costs of Feeling Right” at the Society for the Study of American Women Writers (SSAWW) triennial conference in Philadelphia, PA this November. Founded in 2000, SSAWW supports the work of scholars who seek to broaden and promote attention to American women writers, both Find out more »
On Friday, November 6 Professor Ben Click was inducted into Omicron Delta Kappa, the national honor society for leadership and service. Professor Click’s tireless work as the director of the Writing and Speaking Center, his efforts each year to organize the Twain Lecture, and, of course, his dedication to his students make this honor well deserved. Find out more »
Engl 235: Topics in Literature and Culture / Engl 355: Studies in British Literature* with JCB, ACB & the RSC(aka Jennifer Cognard-Black, Andrew Cognard-Black, and the Royal Shakespeare Company) *Note: both count simultaneously as English courses as well as for the E-LAW CORE Requirement To celebrate the 400th anniversary of the Bard’s death this coming Find out more »
Professors Karen Anderson and Jerry Gabriel will both give readings at George Mason’s “Fall for the Book,” an annual week-long literary festival. You can catch them on Tuesday, September 29 at 7:30 pm; the readings will take place in Johnson Center Meeting Room D, on George Mason’s Fairfax campus. Follow the link for more details: Find out more »
Last year, Beth Charlebois continued her work with Prison Performing Arts. She co-wrote and produced the adaptation Hip Hop Hamlet at the Northeast Correctional Center in Bowling Green, Missouri. The play was performed in prison, by the inmates, in March.
SMCM student and English/psychology double major Allison Barrett has had an essay accepted for publication. “Doubt” was composed and workshopped in Professor Cognard-Black’s creative nonfiction workshop last spring, and will appear in a forthcoming issue of Blood and Thunder: Musings on the Art of Medicine.
Professor Jennifer Cognard-Black will be appearing at the Sandy Spring Museum for a series of workshops, “Edible Essays,” beginning September 19. Participants will develop extended memoir essays based on a family recipe. The workshops will conclude with a reading a potluck on November 8.
Professor Beth Charlebois presented her paper “With Rhyme and Reason: Hip Hop Hamlet in Prison” at the Comparative Drama Conference in Baltimore this past March. The essay-length version of this paper will appear in the spring 2016 issue of Text and Presentation. In April, Professor Jeff Coleman attended the joint meeting of the Popular Culture Find out more »
The English Department welcomes back five alums for a panel discussion, “Career Paths for English Majors.” They’ve worked in software development, HR, and midwifery. They are writers, musicians, and athletes. And they’ll be talking about how majoring English shaped their post-SMCM work experiences. Marianne Wood Forrest ’08. Since graduation, Marianne has worked at two different Find out more »
English 390/130: Science Fiction w/ Prof. Toby Wilson-Bates 18 May – 5 June 2015 8:00 AM – 12:10 PM, Monday – Thursday Some classes will blow your mind. This class will disintegrate, warp, clone, probe, teleport, abduct, and alienate your mind. The course will examine the origins and current dominant science fiction trends in both Find out more »
From the Newsroom
Cognard-Black a Writing Fellow at Virginia Center for the Creative Arts
Registration Now Open for Chesapeake Writers’ Conference at St. Mary’s College of Maryland