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
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. Below is a list of the
The Panther Newspaper will kickoff Spring Semester with DJ music by Chapman Radio and a virtual scavenger hunt with the launch of a new website. Date: Wednesday, February 16Time: 12 PM Location: Atallah Piazza Contact: The Panther newspaperPhone: (714) 997-6870
Danish writer and extraordinary woman, Karen Blixen (to be played by Dr. Angela Tumini) is the author of Babette’s Feast and Out of Africa, both adapted into highly acclaimed, Academy Award-winning motion pictures. Blixen remains a complex figure in the writing and history of colonial Africa. WHEN: Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2010TIME: 7 p.m.LOCATION: Wallace All Faiths Chapel
Chair and Professor of English Patrick Fuery is part of a research team that has just been awarded $230,000 to create a project using arts to develop strategies for helping returned soldiers of war deal with mental health issues. This particular grant is one of the most prestigious grants given by the Australian Research Council. “The other team
Anna Leahy, Ph.D., Department of English, Wilkinson College, has had her poem “After Assassination” published in the Summer/Fall 2010 issue of Crab Orchard Review. Dr. Leahy’s poem, “Rules for Writing a Poem,” was recently published in Cream City Review.
On Tuesday, November 30, 2010 don’t miss out on the MFA Poetry Reading presented by Tabula Poetica, Wilkinson College of Humanities and Social Sciences and Chapman University. The poetry readings will begin at 5 p.m. in the Malloy Performance Portico room in Leatherby Libraries. This event is sponsored by Wilkinson’s Department of English and supported by
In 2011, exactly 200 years since the publication of Sense and Sensibility, Jane Austen (portrayed by Dr. Lynda Hall) will pay a visit to Chapman University. She will consider what has happened with her novels, her “own darling child[ren],” during the past two centuries. Jane will contemplate the history of “Janeites,” the waves of her popularity,
Anna Leahy, Ph.D., associate professor of English at Chapman University, and Douglas Dechow., Ph.D., associate librarian at Leatherby Libraries, are in Cape Canaveral, Fla., to witness the launch of the Discovery space shuttle, one of the final shuttle launches planned by NASA, which is expected to retire the fleet after the Endeavor launches in February.