News & Events

Prof. MIchael Tratner was interviewed by Radio Times' Marty Moss-Coane (WHYY) Thursday May, 9. She and her guests discussed F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby in light of Baz Luhrmann's newly released adaptation.

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River of no returnBee Ridgway/Thomas

Prof. Bethany Schneider read from her debut novel, The River of No Return May 1. The book was released April 23 by Penguin Dutton under the pen name "Bee Ridgway." You can find more about Bee Ridgway by visiting her website and viewing her video The novel was released in the UK on May23. In an exclusive interview with Foyles Booksellers, Bee talks about breaking the rules of genre fiction, why Mary Wollstonecraft is still relevant today and when men first started looking like Colin Firth in a wet linen shirt.You can find more about Bee Ridgway by visiting her website and viewing her video.

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Read this exciting review in the Times Literary Supplement for Prof. Katherine Rowe and Elliott Visconsi's new Shakespeare app.

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Watch a 4 min video reflecting on the undergraduate research conference Re:Humanities run by Jen Rajchel, English '11 and Evan McGonagill, English '10, together with two Haverford students.

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Bi-Co Digital Discussion Group

In Fall 2010, students, faculty, and staff at Haverford and Bryn Mawr Colleges are invited to discuss undergraduate research in a digital world. Through a reading group and symposium, we will explore how undergraduates can make sense of and harness digital  technologies for research. Across four bi-weekly, hour-long sessions, we'll discuss articles, websites, YouTube clips, Twitter feeds, and all else digital related. More info . . .

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Rowe    The New York Times and the Chronicle of Higher Education cover Prof. Rowe's experiment with "crowd-sourcing" as an alternative to traditional peer review in the journal Shakepeare Quarterly.

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Continuing the longstanding tradition of the Strawberry and Champagne toast to the 2011 seniors on "Thesis Day"
April 25 on the English House Lawn.

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The New York Times and the Chronicle of Higher Education cover Prof. Rowe's experiment with "crowd-sourcing" as an alternative to traditional peer review in the journal Shakepeare Quarterly.

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Watch a 4 min video reflecting on the undergraduate research conference Re:Humanities run by Jen Rajchel, English '11 and Evan McGonagill, English '10, together with two Haverford students.

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The New York Times and the Chronicle of Higher Education cover Prof. Rowe's experiment with "crowd-sourcing" as an alternative to traditional peer review in the journal Shakepeare Quarterly.

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Digital Reading Group Dates: Wednesdays--Sept 22, Oct. 6, Oct 20, Nov 3

Bi-Co Digital Discussion Group

In Fall 2010, students, faculty, and staff at Haverford and Bryn Mawr Colleges are invited to discuss undergraduate research in a digital world. Through a reading group and symposium, we will explore how undergraduates can make sense of and harness digital technologies for research. Across four bi-weekly, hour-long sessions, we'll discuss articles, websites, YouTube clips, Twitter feeds, and all else digital related. More info . . .

Time: 7-8:15 pm (with snacks!)

Place: Sept 22 and Oct 6 at Haverford Humanities Center Seminar room in Stokes            

             Oct 20, Nov 3. will be hosted at Bryn Mawr in English House Lounge

More information: bicodigitalhumanities@gmail.com and haverford.edu/rehumanities

 

May Day 2010

Worthies

2010 May Day Worthies from the English House, Spaghetti Western Cowboy, Karl Kirchwey and Annie-get-your gun-Dalke.

2010 Senior Party

Hemmeter Schneiderpoema cava

Seminar Advisors Gail and Bethany are all set to toast the Seniors with the appropriately named "Poema" Cava.

Major Reps

  Hildi Greenberg, Joci Nelson, and Amanda Darby celebrate with their classmates the completion of their Senior Theses.

2010 Edition of the English Major T-shirt. To order please contact the Senior Reps.

                                                    2010 t shirt

 

 The Crunch: A Thesis Horror Story by Ada Link '09

April 27 Thesis deadline rewarded Seniors with champagne and strawberries.

Rowe with Francois    Laura and Maryanne
                Professors Beard and Tratner high-fiving the seniors

Tratner and Beard

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While doing research in London, Prof. Kate Thomas was invited to give a talk, titled, “Alimentary” at the Newcastle University Department of English, October 27, 2008. It was taken from her project called "Victorians Fat and Thin: Food, Class and Culture in Victorian Britain." The talk centered on the literary links between the creator of the Sherlock Holmes stories, Arthur Conan Doyle, and another publishing phenomenon of the nineteenth century, Isabella Beeton. ¬†Professor Thomas examined Doyle’s interest in Beeton and theorized a relation between the mass market, the culinary, and the production and adjudication of judgment and refinement in the nineteenth century.

To read her article on this subject, see “Alimentary: Arthur Conan Doyle and Isabella Beeton.” Victorian Literature and Culture, 36:2 Fall 2008.

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Live (mediated) Theater:

As part of a weekend screening and performance series, Prof. Rowe's English 225, Introduction to Shakespeare, will be exploring new forms of Shakespearean performance in online worlds this semester. Below, a virtual reconstruction of Shakespeare's Globe theater.

¬†¬†         Globe Exterior               Globe theater

Twelfth Night, Hamlet, A Midsummer Night's Dream, and The Tempest are some of the Shakespeare plays performed in the virtual theaters that Prof. Rowe's students have explored this year.

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Welcome Micah Takada Liu and Nico Takada Liu, born November 18, 2008

Nico and Micah

                          

Career talk: "Journalism" with Alums Aparna Mukherjee '95 and Neda Ulaby '93

Ulaby speaks to her experience as Cultural Correspondent for NPR, while Mukherjee tells of her varied experiences within print
journalism, ie, the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, Associated Press, etc. After the well attended Q&A students took
advantage of a one-on-one conversation with the alumnae.

Aparna and Neda
Both Journalists affirmed the merits of a liberal arts education (read english major) for career preparation in print and radio
journalism. Grad schools, free lance writing, blogging, networking, technology, and new media were some of the topics
covered that informed Bi-Co students of the various strategies for entering the field.

Neda w students   Aparna

The Department of English held a BBQ August 28th to welcome our new faculty member, Hoang Tan Nguyen. Hoang comes to us from U C Berkeley and will be teaching courses in film Studies.

 

Nguyen

Serious mandolin picker, Dan Torday, and his bluegrass band the "Ida Reds" provided the entertainment.

Dan Torday's Band

 

Dalke bbq        Meeher

 

English Faculty BBQ