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Professor Cushman to receive Conference on Community Writing award

Professor Ellen Cushman was chosen by a national committee of community writing scholars and practitioners as the recipient of the 2017 Conference on Community Writing Distinguished Engaged Scholar in Community Writing Award.  She will receive the award and give a keynote address, “Place and Relationships in Community Writing,” at the Conference on Community Writing conference in Boulder in…
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Published On: September 15, 2017 | Tags: ,,,
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Professor Altschuler joins Humanities Center leadership

On September 8, Dean Uta Poiger and Humanities Center Director Lori Lefkovitz announced Professor Sari Altschuler’s appointment as Associate Director of the Northeastern Humanities Center. In this role, Professor Altschuler will assist in the “general operations and growth and development of the Humanities Center” and “work with the board to develop initiatives in health humanities.”

Published On: September 8, 2017 | Tags: ,
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Student’s poem published in Boston anthology

English major Elke Thoms’s poem, “Bedroom View,” appears in City of Notions: An Anthology of Contemporary Boston Poems (2017), a collection of poems that celebrate everyday life in Boston. City of Notions was published by the Mayor’s Office of Arts and Culture.

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Professor Blessington pens new book of poetry

Professor Francis Blessington has published a new volume of poems, Poems from Underground (Deerbrook Press, 2017).

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Doctoral student publication

Doctoral student Gregory Palermo’s article, “Transforming Text: Four Valences of a Digital Humanities Informed Writing Analytics,” appears in the inaugural issue of the Journal of Writing Analytics, Volume 1, 2017. The Journal of Writing Analytics is an open source and born-digital peer-reviewed journal that is working to define a new field of the same name. 

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Kiang accepts position at Case Western Reserve University

Shun Y. Kiang (PhD ’15) has accepted a position of Lecturer in the SAGES program, housed in the English Department, at Case Western Reserve University. He is currently at work on an essay, “‘The other with the whip’: Human Intervention as Natural Disaster in H. G. Wells’ The Island of Doctor Moreau, for the edited…
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Published On: August 1, 2017 | Tags: ,,
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Kuryloski accepts position at the US Coast Guard Academy

Lauren Kuryloski (PhD ’16) has accepted a position of Lecturer in English at the United States Coast Guard Academy. Lauren defended her dissertation, “Textual Deviants: Women, Madness, and Embodied Performance in Late Twentieth-Century American Literature and Photography,” (directed by Professor Carla Kaplan) on December 7th, 2016.

Published On: July 31, 2017 | Tags: ,,
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Student helps reimagine Joyce’s Ulysses for virtual reality

Anyone who’s read (or attempted to read) James Joyce’s Ulysses knows that it is a herculean undertaking. The book, considered to be one of the most important works of modernist literature, is dense with references and made-up words. Goodreads, a social media platform of sorts for bookworms, ranks it as the No. 1 most difficult novel to read….
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Published On: July 28, 2017 |
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Uncovering the story behind Jane Austen’s novels, 200 years later

“Trailblazing English novelist Jane Austen lived in Bath for five years, from 1801 to 1806. During that time in the famed spa city of England, she would have witnessed theatrical performances by famous actors, attended balls, and read about slavery and the slave trade, said associate professor Nicole Aljoe, who is spending the summer retracing…
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Published On: July 26, 2017 | Tags: ,,
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Nicole Keller receives 2017-18 Valente Center Humanities Seminar fellowship

Doctoral Candidate Nicole Infanta Keller will be a participating Fellow in Bentley University’s 2017-2018 Humanities Research Seminar. The seminar is organized by the Jeanne and Dan Valente Center for the Arts & Sciences, with the support of a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities. The theme of the seminar is “A Collective Understanding…
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Published On: June 30, 2017 | Tags: ,
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