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We are delighted to announce that Kendra DeColo, a 2011 MFA graduate, has won the Saturnalia Book Award for her first book, Crooked Hope. The renowned poet Yusef Komunyakaa was the judge of the contest.
Professor Mark Schoenfield, along with his son Michael, Vanderbilt junior and Cheerleader, performed life-saving CPR. See “VU Family shows CPR Street Smarts” for the whole story.
- Elizabeth Meadows named head of Curb Scholars program
Renowned Haitian-American author, Edwidge Danticat, in an interview in the August 8 Sunday Book Review, recommended Professor Colin Dayan’s “magnificent Haiti, History, and the Gods” as one of a few key books on Haiti.
- Professor Colin Dayan has a new piece out on “Fear and Hunger at Pelican Bay” that explores concerns, legal and moral, with the treatment of prisoners.
- Meet Marzia Milazzo. Professor Milazzo has joined our faculty with specialties in South African, Latina/o, and Panamanian Literatures.
- Professor Colin Dayan, whose recent The Law is a White Dog has just appeared in paperback and whose Like a Dog: Animal Law, Human Cruelty, and the Limits of Care is forthcoming, recently reviewed Marlene van Niekerk’s overlooked novel, Triomf, for Public Books. The Columbia UP Blog offers an enticing summary of the review which suggests interesting echoes between the novel and Dayan’s remarkable work about, among many other things, what dogs can teach us about being human.
- On March 1st, Professor Colin Dayan will be delivering the keynote address at a symposium in New York honoring the work of the renowned Haitian academic and anthropologist Michel-Rolph Trouillot, who died this past year.
- The February 2013 issue of The Believer features a remarkable interview with Professor Colin Dayan, provocatively titled “We Have Invented a New Form of Death.” In it, Professor Dayan explores, in interviewer Jill Stauffer’s words, “how, in courts and prisons in the U.S., focus has shifted from prisoners’ rights to questions of how best to keep a prison system running.”Charlotte Pierce-Baker, professor of English and Women and Gender Studies, discusses her new book, This Fragile Life” with the Tennessee Humanities’ Chapter 16.
- The English Department is thrilled to announce that Lorrie Moore, one of America’s most distinguished creative writers, will be joining our faculty.
- Rachel Teukolsky has published, on the website Public Books an article,“Why does the Historical Novel Need to be Rescued” that builds from the extraordinary event of Hilary Mantel winning two Booker Prizes for her re-imagination of the court of Henry VIII in Wolf Hall and its sequel, Bring Up the Bodies. Professor Teukolsky explores the curious phenomenon of the historical novel as it waxes and wanes in the public imagination in an article written for the reading public
- Colin Dayan was the keynote speaker for an International Conference on "1804 & Its Afterlives," held I conjunction with the Nottingham Contemporary's exhibit, Kafou: Haiti, Art, and Vodou, for which Professor Dayan contributed an essay to its Catalog.
- Scott Juengel has won the Keats-Shelley Association Prize for the best essay of 2011-12 in Romanticism.
- Dayan inducted into American Academy of Arts and Sciences
- Wollaeger and Eatough book subject of special Literary Compass issue
- FACES of Nashville: Colin Dayan
- New book from Vera Kutzinski
- Tony Earley interviewed about his recent New Yorker story, “Jack and the Mad Dog” (Oct 1 issue)
- Professor Jay Clayton to offer “Online Games” course... online! Vanderbilt joins Coursera.
- Distinguished Faculty of the Game
- Senior English major and Novelist Kat Zhang: A Writing State of Mind
- New website explores evolution of Robert Penn Warren’s ideas. An undergraduate and faculty member at Vanderbilt, Robert Penn Warren won the Pulitzer Prize for both fiction and poetry.
- 2012 MFA Rankings: The Top Fifty
- Vanderbilt achieves highest sustainability rating 'The Princeton Review'
- Faculty honored at 2012 Fall Assembly
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- Charlotte Pierce-Baker writes memoir on bipolar son
- Vereen Bell featured in Arts and Science Magazine
- Lorraine Lopez's "The Other Latin"@ (coedited with Blas Falconer) wins awards
- Professor Colin Dayan's Washington Post Op-Ed piece.'
- Headline: Charlotte Pierce Baker's memoir featured in Tennessean.
- Professor Jay Clayton named to lead the Curb Center for Art, Enterprise and Public Policy.