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Calliope REALM Recognition

January 31, 2023 by Amy Asmussen | News

Chapman University’s Calliope Art & Literary Magazine was recognized as “Superior” in the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) Recognizing Excellence in Art and Literary Magazines (REALM) contest. This is the second of four tiers of recognition, just behind “REALM First Class.” The winning entry was Calliope’s  Fall 2021 Issue. Congratulations to Editor-in-Chief Tara

Have Mercy On Us Faculty Book Spotlight

January 30, 2023 by | English

  Creative Writing Professor Lisa Cupolo recently published her book Have Mercy On Us (Regal House Publishing, 2023). The new book is a collection of stories that explores love, relationships, and all the complications: loss, betrayal, and longing. The collection features not only romantic love and relationships, but also that of mothers and daughters, fathers

Cemetery Boys: A Fantasy Novel Featuring a Young LGBTQ+ Adult Engaging the World: Leading the Conversation on Ethnic Studies

November 17, 2022 by Hannah Smith | News

The Department of English and Wilkinson College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences welcomed transgender and Latinx author Aiden Thomas to discuss their New York Times Bestseller novel: Cemetery Boys, a fantasy novel featuring a young LGBTQ+ adult. Dr. Renee Hudson (English), recently taught Cemetery Boys in her literature course analyzing the Chicano movement. According

Faculty Books: Alicia Kozameh, Ofrenda de propia piel 2

November 11, 2022 by | News

  Wilkinson College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences English Professor Alicia Kozameh began writing before she even knew how to read. She remembers being about 3 or 4 years old growing up in Rosario, Argentina and dictating what she needed to express to her mother. Her family sent her to a private teacher at

What’s the Difference Between LGBT History Month and Pride Month?

October 26, 2022 by Joy Juedes | News

Pride Month has evolved into a national fixture each June, but October marks a perhaps lesser-known celebration – LGBT History Month. Pride Month has been acknowledged on Chapman University’s campus, so some may wonder if LGBT History Month is also recognized. “There is a compelling argument for why LGBT History Month makes sense to celebrate

Wilkinson College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences Distinguished Alumni of 2022 The Rev. Dr. Sarah Halverson-Cano '99

October 26, 2022 by | News

Wilkinson College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences recently honored its Distinguished Alumni of 2022, the Rev. Dr. Sarah Halverson-Cano (’99, Religious Studies and English Literature). Halverson-Cano, currently serving as a pastor of Irvine United Congregational Church, is a progressive social justice leader in Orange County, active in numerous causes. She is a successful female

Student Honored As Voice of OC’s Inaugural Tracy Wood Fellow 

May 17, 2022 by Amy Asmussen | News

Angelina Hicks (‘23, Strategic and Corporate Communications, Journalism) was selected as the inaugural Tracy A. Wood Fellow for the Voice of OC. “Angelina represents the best of what Wilkinson’s journalism program has to offer,” said Director of the Journalism Program Dr. Susan Paterno. “As a high school senior, Angelina won the English Department’s Talent Scholarship

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.

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