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Our lady of the pantsuit…

New faculty hire, Sonja Livingston, has just published her latest essay, “Our lady of the pantsuit: In praise — yes, praise! — of Hillary Clinton’s style.”  As Sonja puts it, on the eve of one of the most significant Presidential elections of our time, “It’s time we talk about pants….” You can check out the essay…

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Stanciu Gives Inaugural Lecture, University of Amsterdam Lecture Series

On September 21, Assistant Professor Cristina Stanciu gave the inaugural lecture of the English Department Lecture Series at the University of Amsterdam, Belgium. Her lecture, titled “That is Why I Sent You to Carlisle: Native Education and Americanization at Carlisle Indian School, 1879-1918, derives from her book-in-progress, The Makings and Unmakings of Americans: Indians and…

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Golumbia’s “Bitcoin” Book Published

Associate Professor David Golumbia’s book, The Politics of Bitcoin: Software as Right-Wing Extremism, has been published by the University of Minnesota Press. The book, the “first comprehensive account of Bitcoin’s underlying right-wing politics,” argues that far-right political theory is not just widespread in the communities around Bitcoin but is built into the software design of…

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Wojahn Poem Awarded Boatright Prize

David Wojahn’s poem, “Briefe Historie of the Noose in the Colonie of Virginia,” which appeared in the literary journal Shenandoah, was awarded its Boatright Prize, a $1,000 award given for the best poem to appear in the journal during the previous year. The poem will appear in Wojahn’s new collection of poetry, For the Scribe,…

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Hudson Book Chapter Wins Award

The opening chapter of Adjunct Professor Teresa Hudson’s (MFA/Fiction) memoir, Still Life with Cemeteries, won third place in Fish Publishing’s (Cork, Ireland) “Brief Memoir” contest. Hudson, who recently attended the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, worked with bestselling author David Shields on her nonfiction book. Congratulations, Teresa!

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