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Tag: Department of English

Sam Chanse play premieres at Sloan Performing Arts Center

Sam Chanse play premieres at Sloan Performing Arts Center

September 27, 2022

Fellowship is the latest production commissioned as part of the International Theatre Program’s New Voice Initiative supporting early-career playwrights

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Plutzik Reading Series opens 60th anniversary season with Jericho Brown

Plutzik Reading Series opens 60th anniversary season with Jericho Brown

August 31, 2022

The Pulitzer Prize–winning poet will give a reading as part of the University of Rochester’s 202–23 Hyam Plutzik Memorial Reading Series—one of the nation’s oldest literary reading series.

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A baseball call for the ages: Hank Aaron’s record-breaking home run

A baseball call for the ages: Hank Aaron’s record-breaking home run

August 29, 2022

Baseball broadcasting expert Curt Smith penned an essay for the Library of Congress about Milo Hamilton’s memorable home run call.

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Rochester’s Curt Smith remembers Vin Scully

Rochester’s Curt Smith remembers Vin Scully

August 19, 2022

The author of multiple books on baseball, its storied stadiums and legendary broadcasters, recalls a baseball broadcasting legend.

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James Longenbach ‘made a central and rich place for poetry’ at Rochester

James Longenbach ‘made a central and rich place for poetry’ at Rochester

August 16, 2022

The English professor and acclaimed poet devoted his life’s work to studying, teaching, and writing poetry.

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Remembering J. W. Johnson: ‘dynamic’ and devoted English teacher

Remembering J. W. Johnson: ‘dynamic’ and devoted English teacher

June 24, 2022

In a University career of more than 45 year, the professor emeritus’s research interests included Restoration biography, the Earl of Rochester, and 18th-century literature.

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Digital justice through data dictionaries

Digital justice through data dictionaries

June 8, 2022

A seed grant from the American Council of Learned Societies launches a project that has the River Campus Libraries helping to diversify the digital domain.

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Is this the year you’re going to read <em>Ulysses</em> by James Joyce?

Is this the year you’re going to read Ulysses by James Joyce?

June 6, 2022

Here are a few things to know about the literary masterpiece that has exhilarated and confounded its readers for 100 years.

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English professor’s cotranslation of poetry wins PEN American Literary Award

English professor’s cotranslation of poetry wins PEN American Literary Award

February 28, 2022

Everything I Don’t Know, translated from the Polish by Jennifer Grotz and Piotr Sommer, takes top honors for poetry in translation.

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Novelist Joanna Scott returns to short stories in <em>Excuse Me While I Disappear</em>

Novelist Joanna Scott returns to short stories in Excuse Me While I Disappear

December 9, 2021

The acclaimed writer and University of Rochester English professor explores the theme of ‘lost stories.’

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