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
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
WordTheatre’s 2014 fall series at Chapman University brings America’s finest short story writers to Orange for celebrity and student performances. On Monday, September 22, Hollywood actors – Bruce Vilanch, Stephen Tobolowsky, Gethin Anthony and Chapman Theater Major, Morgan Lauff (’15), will bring to life acclaimed short stories by author Allan Gurganus (best known for his
Anyone in the mood for some poetry? Tabula Poetica’s Annual Poetry Reading Series begins Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2014 with Tess Taylor, author of Forage House. Tess’ talk will begin at 1:30 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:
Thirteen Pulitzer Prize winners, two Emmy-winning broadcasters, two New York Time best-selling nonfiction authors and a MacArthur “genius” grant recipient will provide inspiration and share their skills during a day of workshops hosted by the Chapman Journalism Program and Orange County Press Club. The conference is open to everyone. Fees are $25 for students and those
Written by Professor Polly Hodge What? That’s right, a symposium on Spanish theater titled, Espacios urbanos en el teatro español de los siglos XX y XXI (Urban Spaces in 20th and 21st Century Spanish Theater) took place in Münster, Germany June 26-30, 2014 with all proceedings conducted in Spanish. Organized by Dr. Cerstin Bauer-Funke at the Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität,
History major (with a European Emphasis) and a minor in Germanic studies, Katherine (Liz) Ficken (’11) has been awarded a Fulbright U.S. Student Program grant to the Slovak Republic for an English Teaching Assistantship. Ficken is one of over 1,800 U.S. citizens who will travel abroad for the 2014-2015 academic year through the Fulbright U.S.
The summer is flying by! Before we know it, students will be back on campus and classes will be starting! Be sure to mark your calendar for the Wilkinson College 2014 Colloquium, Thursday, August 28 at 9 a.m., Sandhu Center, D-1. Join us as Dean Fuery provides us with exciting information for the upcoming academic
Each academic year, Wilkinson College of Humanities and Social Sciences presents an award to faculty in areas of research and teaching at the Commencement ceremonies in May. We are excited to announce this year’s winners below. They will each be presented with their awards on Saturday, May 24, 2014. Excellence in Research and Creative Activities
On Thursday, May 1, 2014, Wilkinson College of Humanities and Social Sciences hosted the 2014 Kugelman Award Ceremony. Students from the departments of Art, English, World Languages & Cultures, Philosophy and Religious Studies were honored with awards. . Below is a list of the winners and their awards. Congratulations to everyone acknowledged at the event.