April 16, 2014
Professor Kenneth Gross has been selected as a recipient of a 2014-2015 fellowship at the Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers, New York Public Library.
April 15, 2014
Professor Jennifer Grotz has been named a co-winner of the 2014 Poetry International C.P. Cavafy Award for her poem “Watchmaker," found in her forthcoming manuscript The Window Left Open.
April 15, 2014
Professor Joel Burges has been selected as a recipient of a 2014-2015 fellowship at the Susan and Donald Newhouse Center for the Humanities, Wellesley College.
April 14, 2014
Adjunct Instructor Melissa Balmain will be featured in this evening’s Faculty Spotlight, part of English Week 2014. Melissa will be sharing some of her most recent poems at 5:00pm in Robbins Library. Balmain is the author of the recent book of poems Walking in on People, now available for pre-order with Able Muse Press.
April 11, 2014
The Plutzik Reading Series welcomes author Yiyun Li on Wednesday, April 16, 2014.
April 11, 2014
English Week 2014 will run from April 14–17. Events include:
April 8, 2014
Kenneth Gross, a Renaissance scholar and professor of English at the University of Rochester, became the inaugural holder of the Alan F. Hilfiker Distinguished Professorship in English on Friday, April 4.
April 2, 2014
Sixth-year PhD student Nikolaus Wasmoen has been awarded the University's 2014 Edward Peck Curtis Prize for Excellence in Teaching by a Graduate Student. Currently serving as a Dean's Teaching Fellow in two of Professor Morris Eaves' courses on the concept of "The Digital Page," while also assisting in a course taught by Professor Bette London on the Twentieth-Century British Novel, Wasmoen has continually found dynamic and eye-opening ways of sharing with students a set of unique skills garnered while writing his ambitious, highly interdisciplinary dissertation on the role of the author-editor in the construction of literary modernism.
March 28, 2014
In 2004 University alumnus John Tanenbaum ’85 began a funded internship to help English majors subsidize their housing, transportation, and other expenses in a summer independent study. Since 2006 the Tanenbaum Scholarship has helped make internships possible at an academic publishing house in Pittsburgh, a TV production team in Los Angeles, the American Red Cross, and the Legal Aid Society of Rochester. For more information, contact email@example.com.
March 26, 2014
Undergraduates Margaret Speer and Megan Wilson have been awarded a Discover grant to work with the William Blake Archive research group during the summer of 2014. The Archive group at UR produces scholarly editions of Blake’s manuscripts and typographic works for a worldwide audience. The Archive draws on more than thirty major collections of Blake’s work. For more, see www.blakearchive.org.
March 20, 2014
The American Academy of Arts and Letters announced the names of 20 writers who will receive its 2014 awards in literature. The awards will be presented in New York in May at the Academy’s annual Ceremonial. The literature prizes, totaling $230,000, honor both established and emerging writers of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. The Academy’s 250 members nominate candidates, and a rotating committee of writers selects winners.
March 13, 2014
Hollis Robbins, Chair of the Humanities Department at the Peabody Institute of Johns Hopkins, will give the talk "The African American Sonnet Tradition." The lecture will take place on Thursday, March 20, 2014 at 5:00pm in the Welles-Brown Room, Rush Rhees Library. It is free and open to the public.
March 7, 2014
Nigel Maister, artistic director of the International Theatre Program at the University of Rochester, was installed as the inaugural holder of the Russell and Ruth Peck Artistic Directorship on Friday, February 28.
February 24, 2014
The International Theatre Program’s production An Enemy of the People runs from February 27-March 8.
February 12, 2014
The Plutzik Reading Series welcomes author Ken Kalfus on Wednesday, February 12, 2014.
January 31, 2014
The William Blake Archive has published an electronic edition of Songs of Innocence copy L.
January 23, 2014
Cary Peppermint has been named the recipient of the 2013 Lillian Fairchild Memorial Award, administered by the University of Rochester.
January 2, 2014
December 5, 2013
The International Theatre Program’s production A Bright Room Called Day runs from December 5-14.
November 14, 2013
A new summer program in Bath addresses the philosophical and political issues pertinent to a selection of literary works about ideal and hellish societies. An information session will be held 2 to 3 p.m. November 14 in Dewey Hall 2-110C.
August 1, 2013
Help establish an endowed University position in the names of Russell and Ruth Peck—a fund that would bear their names in perpetuity. A new website celebrates Professor Peck's half century of dedication to the University.
May 30, 2013
The William Blake Archive has published an electronic edition of Europe a Prophecy copy A.