The John Fowles Center for Creative Writing promotes and advances the discipline of creative writing in all its aspects: fiction, poetry, drama, creative nonfiction and screenwriting. For fourteen years the center has invited international writers to Chapman as: Nobel Laureate, Wole Soyinka, Salman Rushdie, Maxine Hong Kingston among others. This year’s 2011 literary series is devoted to
On Wednesday, March 30, 2011, Pico Iyer will be speaking as part of the Distinguished Writer Series in the new Sandhu (D & D1) Conference center. Pico Iyer is the author of several books about cultures converging, including Video Night in Kathmandu, The Lady and the Monk, The Global Soul, and, most recently, Abandon. His
Where Are We Going Next? A Conversation about Creative Writing Pedagogy (Pt. 2) By Cathy Day, Anna Leahy (Chapman Univesity, pictured left) & Stephanie Vanderslice This is Part II of a conversation between creative writing teachers Cathy Day, Anna Leahy and Stephanie Vanderslice.
Cristina Bruns, adjunct instructor in English presented a paper in a session she organized and chaired at the Modern Language Association’s convention in Los Angeles in January. The session was entitled “Why Literature Matters,” and its three papers were “Literature as Alternative Reality,” given by Gregory Jusdanis, Professor and Director of the Modern Greek Program
Bohemia in America 1858-1920, by Joanna Levin, Ph.D., associate professor, Department of English, Wilkinson College, has been selected as one of CHOICE Magazine’s 2010 Outstanding Academic Titles
Mark Axelrod, Ph.D., professor, Department of English, Wilkinson College, is one of three prestigious professors chosen for a roundtable at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 17, at Cal State L.A. titled “Discourses on MetaDiscourses.” Read more in happenings
In advance of the Theater Department’s production of William Shakespeare’s *The Tragedie of Macbeth* (Feb. 17, 2011), there will be a symposium on the play and production. Featured will be the director (Tom Bradac), the lighting director (Don Guy), members of the cast, members of the design team, and Dr. Kent Lehnhof (English). The symposium
Hold onto your bonnets, Jane Austen fans. An out-and-out Austenpalooza is coming to Chapman University on Feb. 15, when Lynda Hall, Ph.D., professor of English and a scholar of 19th Century British literature, hosts “Austenalia,” a panel discussion featuring four novelists whose contemporary work picks up where Austen’s pen left off. Read more in Happenings.
In celebration of the 200th anniversary of the publication of Jane Austen’s first novel Sense and Sensibility, Dr. Lynda Hall, Assistant Professor of English and 19th Century British Literature scholar, will moderate a panel discussion of contemporary authors inspired by Jane Austen’s work. Authors include: Diana Birchall, Mrs. Darcy’s Dilemma; Karen Joy Fowler, The Jane
News of a plan to publish a sanitized version of Mark Twain’s classic novel The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn has launched a heated debate across the country, just the sort of thing the sardonic bard himself might have enjoyed.“I think Mark Twain would love this,” says Lynda Hall, Ph.D., assistant professor, Department of English, Wilkinson