The Creative Writing program at Ursinus College will host a poetry reading and book-signing with poet Brian Teare at the Berman Museum of Art on Monday, Nov. 11 from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. The event is open to the public. Read More
An essay by recent graduate Katherine Pierpont on the variety of late medieval laws governing prostitution will be published in Proto: An Undergraduate Humanities Journal in 2014. Pierpont, a double major in History and English, started the research for a History course called Gender and Sexuality in Medieval Europe last fall. Read More
This year 11 full-time, 2 part-time visiting, and 14 part-time faculty members joined the Ursinus College faculty. Read More
Visiting Creative Writer Anna Maria Hong was awarded the Frederick Bock Prize by the Poetry Foundation of Chicago, which publishes Poetry magazine, for her poems “Pluralisms” and “A Fable” in the April 2013 issue. Read More
Professor of English Jon Volkmer has fun with numbers in what he calls a an essay inspired by the Common Intellectual Experience. The essay on how an English professor relates to numbers is in the Chronicle of Higher Education.
English and Politics major Sophie Zander has won the Grand Prize for short fiction from the Pell Center Public Storyteller Contest at Salve Regina University in Rhode Island. Read More
The Atlantic mentions Ursinus Visiting Assistant Professor of English Donald Zolidis (with playwright Christopher Durang) in an article about humorist David Sedaris. Zolidis is mentioned as a playwright whose monologues are done frequently in high schools because the characters showcase acting skills.
Award-winning author Richard Conniff will speak at 4:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Feb. 26 in the Kaleidoscope Performing Arts Center’s Lenfest Theater. Read More
A powerful photography exhibition telling the stories of recent American veterans opened at the Philip and Muriel Berman Museum of Art at Ursinus College in the Upper Gallery: Jennifer Karady’s In Country: Soldiers’ Stories from Iraq and Afghanistan. A talk by the artist and an opening reception are set for Feb. 13. Read More
This article is written by Erec Smith, assistant professor of English and director of Ursinus College’s Center for Writing. He is a co-editor and contributor to the forthcoming book, The Making of Barack Obama: The Politics of Persuasion. His recent essay, “Making Room for Fat Studies in Writing Center Theory and Practice,” can be read in the journal Praxis: A Writing Center Journal. Read More