Professor Susan Harlan wins 2017 Mark Twain House & Museum Royal Nonesuch Humor Writing Contest

Professor Susan Harlan won first prize for the 2017 Mark Twain House & Museum Royal Nonesuch Humor Writing Contest for her series of literary humor pieces entitled “Great House Therapy,” currently available on The Toast. Sponsored by the Mark Twain House and Museum, the annual contest specializes in humor writing. An expanded series… Continue Reading: Professor Susan Harlan wins 2017 Mark Twain House & Museum Royal Nonesuch Humor Writing Contest

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Professor Sarah Hogan gives invited lecture at Matters of Invention symposium in Nicosia, Cyprus

In late September, Professor of Literature Sarah Hogan gave an invited lecture at the Matters of Invention symposium, sponsored by the University of Cyprus. This small, two-day conference in Nicosia, Cyprus, brought together international scholars devoted to the study of utopian literature and early modernity.  Her talk, “Narrating the Novum: Utopia and… Continue Reading: Professor Sarah Hogan gives invited lecture at Matters of Invention symposium in Nicosia, Cyprus

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Professor Joanna Ruocco awarded a Yaddo residency fellowship for winter 2018

The English Department is pleased to announce that Joanna Ruocco will spend winter 2018 at Yaddo, one of the nation’s oldest and most established artist colonies. Ruocco was awarded a Yaddo residency fellowship to work on a new novel-in-progress. According to the Yaddo website, “Collectively, Yaddo artists have won 74 Pulitzer Prizes, 29 MacArthur Fellowships,… Continue Reading: Professor Joanna Ruocco awarded a Yaddo residency fellowship for winter 2018

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Professors Phoebe Zerwick and Zak Lancaster to present research at ACC Smithsonian Creativity and Innovation Festival

Along with other Wake Forest faculty and researchers, professors Phoebe Zerwick and Zak Lancaster will give presentations at the first ACCelerate: ACC Smithsonian Creativity and Innovation Festival, held at the National Museum of American History in Washington D.C. October 13-15.  Presented by Virginia Tech and the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American… Continue Reading: Professors Phoebe Zerwick and Zak Lancaster to present research at ACC Smithsonian Creativity and Innovation Festival

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Professor Judith Madera invited to speak at Black Geographies 2017 Symposium at UC Berkeley

Professor Judith Madera has been invited to speak at the Black Geographies: Insurgent Knowledge, Spatial Poetics, and the Politics of Blackness 2017 Symposium in October at the University of California, Berkeley. The event brings together upcoming and leading scholars in Black Geographies, and is sponsored by the Haas Institute for… Continue Reading: Professor Judith Madera invited to speak at Black Geographies 2017 Symposium at UC Berkeley

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