Fri, 01/24/2020 - 3:07pm
The University of Washington hosted a staged reading of LeAnne Howe's new play-in-verse, Savage Conversations, directed by UW Drama MFA directing student Andrew Coopman.  This event took place on Wednesday, January 22nd at 6 p.m. in the Henry Auditorium at Henry Art Gallery.  Cast included: MARY TODD LINCOLN played by Maureen Miko SAVAGE INDIAN played by Steven Davis THE ROPE played by Antonio Mitchell And The Daily of the University of…
Mon, 11/25/2019 - 2:20pm
Dr. Sujata Iyengar and Dr. Miriam Jacobson announce the bittersweet launch of the 470-page Routledge Handbook to Shakespeare and Global Appropriation, which they co-edited with the late Christy Desmet and have dedicated to her memory. The volume includes 39 ground-breaking essays on such topics as Shakespeare in manga, mobile games, and podcasts; Shakespeare and global justice, environmentalism, and white supremacy; Shakespeare on traditional…
Wed, 11/20/2019 - 1:04pm
The Chicago Review of Books created a list of 22 books by Indigenous authors to read during Native American Heritage Month.  Included on the list was Eidson Professor of American Literature LeAnne Howe's SAVAGE CONVERSATIONS.  About the list, Professor Howe writes:  “I find television very educating. Every time somebody turns on the set, I go into the other room and read a book.” – Groucho Marx. I laugh every time I think of Groucho Marx with a…
Wed, 09/18/2019 - 2:05pm
First year Ph.D. student Laura Theobald has published a book of poetry with Disorder Press.  Kokomo is now available for purchase. From the press's website: "Theobald’s poems unabashedly invite us to escape with her to the private island of her mind. On these invisible beaches, loneliness and desperation reign, and comfort is found in the companionship of a cat or in holding your favorite stuffed animal, in baking cakes and stuffing butterflies…
Tue, 09/17/2019 - 2:20pm
Ensemble Studio Theatre, 549 W 52nd St. in New York City, will host a reading of Savage Conversations, Tuesday, October 8th at 7 p.m.  The event is free and open to the public. 
Tue, 09/17/2019 - 2:04pm
Eidson Professor LeAnne Howe reads from her new fiction at the Oklahoma Book Festival  on Saturday, September 21, 2019 3 p.m. - 4 p.m. at the Ida Sutton Williams Headliner Tent, Boat House District in Oklahoma City.  More than 100 authors, poets, and book illustrators will gather with thousands of book fans and readers at Oklahoma City’s Boathouse District on for the second annual Oklahoma Book Festival. The event is presented by the Oklahoma…
Wed, 08/07/2019 - 2:09pm
Sidonia Serafini, doctoral student of UGA’s Department of English, curated for the Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries an exhibit titled The New South and New Slavery: Convict Labor in Georgia. The exhibit opens July 26 and will be on display through December. It examines the forced labor of prisoners in Georgia from the start of the convict lease system in 1868 until the abolition of the chain gang in 1945. The exhibit…
Thu, 07/18/2019 - 3:28pm
Dr. Sujata Iyengar visited the University of Minnesota in April 2019 to brainstorm with an international team of scholars who are developing a digital project, "Citizen Shakespeare," that will connect members of the public with Shakespearean outreach projects. Watch this space for updates and the launch of the website. Let Dr. Iyengar know about your public Shakespeare projects if you'd like to be included in our annotated map and database!…
Wed, 03/20/2019 - 2:10pm
Wilbert Coburn Freer passed away February 26, 2019, in the Episcopal Church Home, Rochester, NY. He was born in the French Quarter, New Orleans, LA, to Lillian Hicks Glascock and Bruce Glascock on November 5, 1939.  He grew up in Portland, OR, graduated from Roosevelt High School, received BAs in Mathematics and English Literature (Lewis and Clark College), and a Doctorate in English (University of Washington). He taught English and Creative…
Fri, 02/15/2019 - 1:43pm
Professor Barbara McCaskill has accepted an invitation from the selection committee to present the Alain LeRoy Locke Lecture Series at Harvard University's Hutchins Center for African and African American Research. The series is established to honor the eminent scholar who was a leading architect of the Harlem Renaissance, the first African American to earn a doctorate from Harvard (PhD Philosophy, 1918), and the first African American to earn a…