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Six new faculty books for summer reading lists

Six new faculty books for summer reading lists

June 26, 2017

The hostess of a popular Parisian salon, the role of presidential power, and bullying and aggression among teenage girls are among the topics examined in new books by Rochester faculty. Here’s a selection of recent work.

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Jennifer Grotz will direct Bread Loaf Writers’ Conferences

Jennifer Grotz will direct Bread Loaf Writers’ Conferences

June 5, 2017

Poet Jennifer Grotz, a professor of English, has been named the next director of the Middlebury Bread Loaf Writers’ Conferences. She is the first woman to serve as director of the oldest American conference for writers.

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New Gabrellian Director Rubin steers humanities in fresh directions

New Gabrellian Director Rubin steers humanities in fresh directions

May 26, 2017

“I want our center to touch the life of every University of Rochester undergraduate,” says Joan Shelley Rubin, who was installed as the inaugural Ani and Mark Gabrellian Director of the Humanities Center in May.

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New faculty books examine sustainability, time, and more

New faculty books examine sustainability, time, and more

May 16, 2017

Each academic year, Rochester faculty members publish books that advance scholarship and investigate questions of broad interest. New Reads offers a selection of some of their most recent work.

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Walt Whitman is ‘More Important Now than Ever’

Walt Whitman is ‘More Important Now than Ever’

April 27, 2017

The 125th anniversary of poet Walt Whitman’s death came at the end of March. His is one of the most influential voices in American—and world—literature.

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‘Paying of respect to our inner life’

‘Paying of respect to our inner life’

April 25, 2017

Pulitzer Prize–winning poet Galway Kinnell ’49 (MA) was often compared to Walt Whitman for his lyricism. When he died in 2014, Rochester Review remembered him with a selection of his thoughts on the practice of poetry.

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Literary lights

Literary lights

April 20, 2017

For more than 50 years, the Plutzik Reading Series has brought Nobel laureates, Pulitzer Prize-winning writers, and National Book Award winners to River Campus.

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Reading poetry, with intensity and pleasure

Reading poetry, with intensity and pleasure

April 18, 2017

Professor James Longenbach’s next books—Earthling  and Lyric Knowledge—will soon be released. This National Poetry Month, Longenbach reminds us, “the best poems ever written constitute our future.”

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An immortal hand: Romantic-era poet William Blake has left fingerprints all over pop culture

An immortal hand: Romantic-era poet William Blake has left fingerprints all over pop culture

April 13, 2017

The works of Romantic era poet and artist William Blake pervade modern writing, music, film and TV. The William Blake Archive, newly redesigned, has digitized nearly 7,000 images from Blake’s creations, making them more accessible than ever to scholars and fans.

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The future of the past

The future of the past

April 12, 2017

Trained as a scholar of medieval literature, Gregory Heyworth has become a “textual scientist.” He recovers the words and images of cultural heritage objects that have been lost, through damage and erasure, to time. To rescue them, he and collaborators on the aptly named Lazarus Project use a transportable multispectral imaging lab—the only one in the world—to make the undecipherable, and even the invisible, legible again.

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