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Dr. Leahy Awarded a Residency Fellowship at MacDowell 

May 3, 2022 by Lauren Moyle | News

Dr. Anna Leahy (English) was recently awarded a MacDowell Fellowship after being selected from a pool of nearly 3,000 applicants. Leahy is the director of the MFA in Creative Writing program and the director of Tabula Poetica, the Center for Poetry at Chapman University. MacDowell fellowships are fully funded writing residencies, lasting between two and

The Conference on the American Short Story

April 26, 2022 by Carolyn Holt | News

  Wilkinson College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences recently hosted the Conference on the American Short Story in celebration of the art of short fiction. The conference was composed of several events including a short fiction workshop led by four local authors, dramatic readings of the authors’ short fiction work, a Literary (Pub)lishing Crawl,

Continued NEH Successes

April 25, 2022 by Allison DeVries | English

Congratulations to Dr. Shira Klein (History) and Dr. Nora Rivera (English), who each recently received highly competitive awards funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH). Dr. Shira Klein, Associate Professor of History, was awarded an NEH Summer Stipend for work on her book, Jews and Race in the Italian Colonization of Africa, 1890–1945.

Wilkinson Graduate Student Wins National Thesis Award

March 8, 2022 by David Krausman | News

We are proud to announce Tryphena Yeboah, MFA ‘21, is the national winner of the 2020-2021 WAGS/ProQuest Distinguished Master’s Thesis and/or Final Master’s Capstone Project Award in the Creative, Visual and Performing Arts category! In her award-winning thesis, “First Light,” Yeboah details her attempt to “let go of the gaze that accompanies the myth and

Carolyn Forché Honored as Newest Chancellor of the Academy of American Poets

February 23, 2022 by | News

  The Academy of American Poets recently announced that Wilkinson College’s Presidential Fellow in Creative Writing Carolyn Forché has been elected its newest Chancellor, a distinction shared by just 120 poets since 1946. Past chancellors have included renowned poets W. H. Auden, Elizabeth Bishop, Claudia Rankine, and Adrienne Rich. Forché, born in Detroit, Michigan, is

Wilkinson Takes the Lead in Creating Health Humanities Minor

February 19, 2022 by | News

A new Wilkinson College interdisciplinary minor will be available for all Chapman students in fall 2022 — Health Humanities, the result of a Wilkinson-led campus-wide faculty collaboration to design the new curriculum. “I really believe that what happens in this minor can benefit every one of us. It’s an especially good option for Wilkinson students

Dr. Axelrod-Sokolov awarded California Humanities Grant

February 15, 2022 by | News

Dr. Mark Axelrod-Sokolov, (English)  and Wilkinson College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences’ John Fowles Center for Creative Writing (JFC) were awarded a $3,987 grant from California Humanities’ Humanities for All Quick Grant program to host Ferlinghettifest in May 2022. Ferlinghettifest will be the culminating literary event of JFC’s 25th Anniversary celebration. In February 2021,

Latinx Revolutionary Horizons Book Manuscript Workshop

January 18, 2022 by | News

In December 2021, Dr. Renee Hudson, Assistant Professor of English in Wilkinson College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences hosted a book manuscript workshop for her first book project, Latinx Revolutionary Horizons: Form and Futurity in the Américas. The workshop highlighted the work of Dr. Hudson who was awarded an Institute for Citizens and Scholars

Faculty Books: Difficult Joy

January 7, 2022 by | News

As part of a 4-book poetry series he calls “Green Party Tetralogy,” Dr. Brian Glaser, associate professor (English) in Wilkinson College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences, completes the collection with Difficult Joy (Shanti Arts, Dec. 2021). The final installment focuses on two main areas, leftist radical poetics of the Surrealists and the Dadaists, and

Alum Taylor Hein: Disability Rights Change-maker  

November 11, 2021 by Talisa Flores | English

Taylor Hein (‘21, English B.A.; Disability Studies and Holocaust History minor ‘21) recently received a law fellowship with The Coelho Center for Disability Law, Policy & Innovation at Loyola University The center strives to “strengthen the pathway into law school for students with disabilities” so that representation of the disability community is felt at every

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