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Walt Whitman ‘more important now than ever’

Walt Whitman ‘more important now than ever’

March 22, 2022

On the anniversary of the Walt Whitman’s death, Ed Folsom ’76 (PhD) looked back on the legacy of the poet’s work, examples of which are available in the University’s libraries.

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Yearlong research project explores social and political nuances of migration in the Americas

Yearlong research project explores social and political nuances of migration in the Americas

September 7, 2021

Rochester scholars in the humanities and social sciences will study human migration as part of a “temporary research center” supported by a Mellon Foundation Sawyer Seminar grant.

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Hyam Plutzik’s poetry finds new voice in Spanish/English edition

Hyam Plutzik’s poetry finds new voice in Spanish/English edition

May 5, 2021

The work of a fondly remembered faculty member is revived in an edition that foregrounds issues of immigration and exile.

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How patents transformed the world of architecture

How patents transformed the world of architecture

April 8, 2021

Associate professor of art history Peter Christensen has been awarded a 2021 Guggenheim fellowship for his project exploring an understudied shift in architectural history.

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Poet James Longenbach explores the ever-current ‘now’ of lyric poetry

Poet James Longenbach explores the ever-current ‘now’ of lyric poetry

February 10, 2021

Writers and musicians from Marianne Moore to Patti Smith are the subject of Longenbach’s new book The Lyric Now.

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Humor writer Melissa Balmain honored by Erma Bombeck Writers’ Workshop

Humor writer Melissa Balmain honored by Erma Bombeck Writers’ Workshop

December 9, 2020

An adjunct instructor in the University of Rochester’s English department, Melissa Balmain is the Humor Writer of the Month this December.

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Teaching national mythologies doesn’t help society address problems

Teaching national mythologies doesn’t help society address problems

October 29, 2020

In a RealClearEducation op-ed, Rochester philosopher Randall Curren and his coauthor argue there is “little merit in the notion that love of country is something that can be taught through celebratory history.”

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Teaching the complexities of the Nobel Prize in Literature

Teaching the complexities of the Nobel Prize in Literature

October 26, 2020

English professor Bette London introduces students to Nobel-winning authors and the controversies surrounding the prize.

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Historian John Barry compares COVID-19 to the 1918 flu pandemic

Historian John Barry compares COVID-19 to the 1918 flu pandemic

October 6, 2020

John Barry ’69 (MA) says that the virulence of the 1918 flu made it a very different disease than COVID-19, but the lessons of that pandemic still resonate.

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Rochester project democratizes access to medieval English literature

Rochester project democratizes access to medieval English literature

September 16, 2020

The pioneering Middle English Texts Series “puts the literature out there for everybody,” making medieval English texts available to scholars and students around the world.

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