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Renewal Symposium for Faculty of Color

May 20, 2022 by Julia Ainley | News

Dr. Renee Hudson, assistant professor of English in Wilkinson College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences, recently accepted an invitation to attend the Faculty of Color Working Group (FoCWG) 2022 Symposium. The two-day virtual symposium focused on the theme “Renewal,” building community among faculty of color as they shared creative ideas, solutions, and strategies. The

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

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,

Faculty Books: Dr. Martin Nakell on Consciousness

October 20, 2021 by Danielle Espiritu | News

Dr. Martin Nakell, (English), doesn’t subscribe to notions of the poet writing in isolation or imperatives to originality.  He embraces the chaotic nature of experience in his writing, and his most recent publication is no exception. Within Consciousness, Dr. Nakell’s latest collection of poems, readers will not find a strong devotion to the typical conventions

Literature & Medicine Anna Leahy's Experience as a Medical Humanities Facilitator

February 25, 2021 by Anna Leahy, Director, MFA in Creative Writing  | English

Like many of my colleagues, I adjusted my career trajectory of the past year because the pandemic changed what was possible. Though I was able to hold a month-long writing residency in February, my sabbatical plans for the semester went awry after that. Not everyone can switch research and writing gears quickly, and I was

Faculty Books: The Gobblin’ Society by James Blaylock

November 16, 2020 by | News

If you are looking for literary merit — theme, symbol, social and/or political commentary, or relevance of any sort — Wilkinson College English Professor James Blaylock, cautions that you won’t find it in his latest novel, The Gobblin’ Society. He is however, hoping readers will have a good time reading it, “maybe along with a

Get to Know Wilkinson’s Newest Faculty

August 17, 2020 by | News

Wilkinson College was looking for a way to connect with our new faculty via physical distancing. The Voice of Wilkinson reached out to the newest members of our community and asked them a few questions. We wanted to find out why they chose Wilkinson and what it meant to be a part of the heart

Faculty Books: Documenting the World A Q&A with Professor Tom Zoellner

May 22, 2020 by | News

The dream of being a journalist came true for Professor Tom Zoellner (English), who wrote for a succession of daily newspapers across the country before coming to Chapman University. “It was a terrific career for about ten years until the Internet took its toll, the zest started going out of the business, and newspapers shrank

What Are Your Grammar Pet Peeves? by MFA Student Deborah Paquin

February 19, 2020 by Deborah Paquin | English

I was sitting at a Subway sandwich shop prior to class and saw their hand-written sign: “We do not except $50 bills.” I let the worker know that the sign had a typo and that it should say, accept. He gave me a blank stare, then asked me what type of sandwich I wanted. The

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