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Alumni Spotlight: Jeff Cooper (’14)

October 23, 2014 by | News

Wilkinson College of Humanities & So…In May 2014, Communication Major, Jeff Cooper (double minor in English and Sociology) graduated from Chapman University and recently sent Communication Studies Professor, Nicholas Leighton, an email to tell him how he was doing. Check out what he had to say and how Chapman prepared him for his current position.

Tabula Poetica Presents, Lorene Delany-Ullman: Nov. 11

October 23, 2014 by | News

Tabula Poetica’s Annual Poetry Reading Series continues on Tuesday, November 11, 2014 with poet Lorene Delany-Ullman. Delany-Ullman’s talk will begin at 1 p.m. in the Wilkinson Chapel, Fish Interfaith Center, followed by a poetry reading at 4 p.m. in the Henley Reading Room. About the author: Lorene Delany-Ullman’s book of prose poems, Camouflage for the

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELED! John Fowels Presents … IIona Ziok !

October 21, 2014 by | News

The John Fowles Center presents documentary film maker, IIona Ziok on Monday, November 3, 2014 at 7 p.m. in Argyros Forum, 209 C.  This event is free and open to the public. About Ziok … Ilona Ziok’s family emigrated from Poland in 1968 to Britain, where she continued her education.  Between 1975-1977, she studied theater

Tabula Poetica Continues on Oct. 28 with Bin Ramke

October 10, 2014 by | News

Tabula Poetica’s Annual Poetry Reading Series continues on Tuesday, October 28, 2014 with poet Bin Ramke, (his first collection of poems, The Difference Between Night and Day, won the Yale Younger Poets Prize). Ramke’s talk will begin at 1:30 p.m. in the Wilkinson Chapel, Fish Interfaith Center, followed by a poetry reading at 4 p.m.

Making a Change, Being Involved: Life beyond the Campus, Nov. 3

October 10, 2014 by | News

Attention research students! On Monday, November 3, 2014 you’re invited to the first BURN workshop of the fall, Making a Change, Being Involved: Life beyond the Campus, at 12-1 p.m. in the Laura Scudder Conference Room, Roosevelt Hal 127 with Professors Jan Osborn and Morgan Read-Davidson. One of the life skills we gain at a

WordTheatre’s 2014 Fall Series Presents Authors Marisa Silver & Sarah Shun-lien Bynum

October 9, 2014 by | News

WordTheatre’s 2014 fall series at Chapman University brings America’s finest short story writers to Orange for celebrity and student performances. On Monday, October 27, Hollywood actors Jason George and Roma Maffia will bring to life acclaimed short stories by authors Marisa Silver (best known for her novel, Mary Coin, a New York Times Bestseller, published in 2013)

An Evening on the Rails: Oct. 13

October 6, 2014 by | News

Chapman Leatherby Libraries and the Department of English invite you to, An Evening on the Rails, featuring Professors Richard Bausch and Tom Zoellner on Monday, October 13, 2014 at 4 p.m. in Henley Reading Room, Leatherby Libraries, Second Floor. These two professors published books this year which described a particular stretch of rail in New

Fowles Center Presents: Lan Cao, Oct. 13

September 30, 2014 by | News

The John Fowles Literary Series launches this Fall with author Lan Cao on October 13, 2014 in Argyros Forum, 209 A at 7 p.m. John Fowles serves to promote and advance the discipline of creative writing in all its aspects: fiction, poetry, drama, creative non-fiction and film. About the Author: Professor Cao joins Fowler School

Professor Axelrod Publishes New Book

September 17, 2014 by | News

Mark Axelrod, Ph.D., professor of English and creative writing, has published his latest book, “No Symbols Where None Intended: Literary Essays from Laclos to Beckett” (Palgrave Pivot/MacMillan, August 2014). The essays use Nabokov’s stylistic approach to well-known texts (fiction, drama and criticism) as a point of departure. Notions of style and structure link the three

Upsetting Composition Commonplaces

September 15, 2014 by | English

My latest book, Upsetting Composition Commonplaces, was published this month by Utah State University Press. In the book, I try to “upset” some common misconceptions about student writing and about the teaching of college composition. For instance, I take on the cliche that effective student writing should be “clear”–not only is “clarity” rather meaningless (nearly