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Professor Amy Catanzano invited to be artist-in-residence at Stony Brook University in spring 2018

The Department of English is pleased to announce that Professor Amy Catanzano will be an Artist-in-Residence for one week at the Simons Center for Geometry and Physics at Stony Brook University in the spring of 2018. In preparation for the visit, she has been invited to the Center for an additional week in… Continue Reading: Professor Amy Catanzano invited to be artist-in-residence at Stony Brook University in spring 2018

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Professor Jeff Solomon gives book lecture on Oct. 23

Jeff Solomon will give a lecture in DeTamble Auditorium at 4:30 p.m. on October 23 about his new book, So Famous and So Gay: The Fabulous Potency of Truman Capote and Gertrude Stein, which was released by the University of Minnesota Press in 2017. Professor Solomon is a newly appointed assistant professor… Continue Reading: Professor Jeff Solomon gives book lecture on Oct. 23

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Professor Dean Franco discusses value of humanities on WSNC (90.5 FM)

Dean Franco, Professor of English and Director of the Wake Forest University Humanities Institute, recently spoke about the value of the humanities in the 21st century on “The Public Morality” on WSNC (90.5 FM). “The Public Morality,” hosted by Byron Williams, is a weekly broadcast that focuses on contemporary issues… Continue Reading: Professor Dean Franco discusses value of humanities on WSNC (90.5 FM)

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Professor Jenny Pyke presents at Prince conference

Professor Jenny Pyke gave a presentation entitled “‘Take Me with You’: Prince and the Musical Space of Female Sexual Desire” as part of a three-day conference dedicated to Prince entitled “Purple Reign: An Interdisciplinary Conference on the Life and Legacy of Prince.” The conference took place in May 2017 at the University of Salford… Continue Reading: Professor Jenny Pyke presents at Prince conference

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Professors Jefferson Holdridge and Omaar Hena published in Post-Ireland? Essays on Contemporary Irish Poetry

In April, Wake Forest University Press published Post-Ireland? Essays on Contemporary Irish Poetry. This collection was co-edited by professor Jefferson Holdridge and Brian Ó Conchubhair. It includes an article by Holdridge entitled “The Autonomous Tear: Caitríona O’Reilly’s Geis and Conor O’Callaghan’s The Sun King” and an article entitled “Ireland’s Afterlives in Global Anglophone Poetry” written by professor Omaar Hena. Learn more about… Continue Reading: Professors Jefferson Holdridge and Omaar Hena published in Post-Ireland? Essays on Contemporary Irish Poetry

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