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Faculty News


Poe Now in Boston "Evermore"

A statue of native son Edgar Allan Poe was dedicated in Boston, the culmination of a weekend of Poe-related festivities and years of campaigning by Professor Paul Lewis to bring the author to a permanent place of prominence in the city of his birth. New York TimesWBUR "The Artery,Boston GlobeBoston HeraldBoston InnovationTime BC News Release

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The Story of "Pie"

Set in post World War II America, "Pie" depicts the thrill and danger inherent in the American dream of unrestricted liberty. Written by Professor Suzanne Matson, the story has been published as part of the Ploughshares Solos series. BC Bookmarks


Bringing Dubliners to Digital Life

Dubliners, a collection of 15 short stories by James Joyce about Irish urban life published 100 years ago, is an unlikely launching pad for a pedagogical revolution. But don't tell that to Associate Professor Joe Nugent, who with his students is pioneering technological change by bringing the stories to digital life. WGBH News | "Walking Ulysses," a precursor to the "JoyceWays" project for Nugent and his students, was highlighted this month by the New Yorker

Elizabeth Graver

A writer at work
Novelist, essayist and English Professor Elizabeth Graver, whose most recent work, The End of The Point, was longlisted for the National Book Award, talked about her inspiration and process in an interview with the Boston Globe

Suzanne Berne

Suzanne Berne's fourth novel, The Dogs of Littlefield has been long-listed for the Baileys Prize, formerly the Orange Prize, the UK’s most prestigious annual book award for fiction written by a woman.  Her first novel, A Crime in the Neighborhood, won the prize in 1999. 

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Author and English Associate Professor Amy Boesky is among "the leading campus celebrities who are filling real and virtual classrooms this year," identified on "The Hottest Seats in Class" list by Time Magazine.

Where are they now?

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Dispatches on English major alumni
Robert Polito,
appointed President of the Poetry Foundation in Chicago.

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Recent Faculty Publications

Losing Touch with Nature

Mary Crane
Losing Touch with Nature: Literature and the New Science in Sixteenth-Century England
Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2014

Women Writers and the Hero of Romance

Judith Wilt
Women Writers and the Hero of Romance
Palgrave Macmillan, 2014

The Dogs of Littlefield

Suzanne Berne
The Dogs of Littlefield

Fig Tree/Penguin, 2013

Leaving Russia

Maxim D. Shrayer
Leaving Russia: A Jewish Story

Syracuse University Press/Library of Modern Jewish Literature, 2013

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Elizabeth Graver
The End of the Point: A Novel

HarperCollins Publishers, March 2013

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