News & Events
The Randall Lecture: Writing from the Margins: My Forty Years as a Freelancer
Kathleen Norris, Rev. Robert Randall Professor, is the author of Dakota, The Cloister Walk, Amazing Grace: A Vocabulary of Faith, The Virgin of Bennington, Acedia & Me and several books of poetry. She will discuss the unfolding of her vocation from college to the present day. The event will take place at 4:30 pm on Thursday, October 9, in Ruane 105. Read more.
Dr. Eric Bennett's first novel, A Big Enough Lie, will be published by Northwestern University Press/TriQuarterly in June 2015.
An International Maymester Course, Wordsworth in the Lake District, May 18-30, 2015
After a week of study in Providence, students will travel to Grasmere, Wordsworth’s home in the picturesque English Lake District, and work at the Jerwood Centre and the Wordsworth Museum, where most of the poet’s books and manuscripts are stored. This three credit course will offer a unique opportunity to study a writer’s works in the place where he lived, and visit the exact places he described. Students will also be trained in the handling of manuscripts, original drawings and paintings, and other archival objects. For further information, contact Dr. Bruce Graver at email@example.com.
Caine Prize Winner E.C. Osondu Appeared at Special NYC Event
E.C. Osondu, Associate Professor of English, appeared in conversation with Windham Campbell Prizewinner Aminatta Forna and novelist, critic, and Pulitizer-winning journalist Lorraine Adams on Friday, September 19, at the Hotel Particulier New York. Read more.
The Poetry & Fiction Series presents Carl Dennis on Tuesday, October 14, 7:00 PM in the Great Room, Ruane Center for the Humanities. Read more.
English Professors Collaborate on a Translation of Mieczyslaw Jastrun's Memorials
Professor Dzvinia Orlowsky, one of two translators along with Jeff Friedman, and Professor Chard deNiord, who wrote the introduction, collaborated on the recently published volume of poetry Memorials by Mieczyslaw Jastrun. Jastrun was born in Korololowka, Poland, in 1903. Over his lifetime he published more than a dozen books of poetry along with other volumes of essays, memoir, and translations from German, Russian and French literature in Polish. Read more.
Novel Accepted for Publication
E. C. Osondu's novel titled, This House Is Not For Sale, will be published by HarperCollins in early Spring 2015. It will also be published by GRANTA in the U.K. and by Farafina in Nigeria. An Italian translation of the novel will be published in Italy by Neri Pozza.
deNiord Discusses Craft with U.S. Poet Laureate
Chard deNiord, professor of English, recently added another highlight to his already praiseworthy career when he interviewed Natasha Tretheway, the U.S. Poet Laureate, in front of hundreds at the Palm Beach Poetry Festival. Read more.