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 Times, WBUR "The Artery," Boston Globe, Boston Herald, Boston Innovation, Time | BC News Release
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
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.
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?
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: Literature and the New Science in Sixteenth-Century England
Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2014
Women Writers and the Hero of Romance
Palgrave Macmillan, 2014
The Dogs of Littlefield
Fig Tree/Penguin, 2013
Maxim D. Shrayer
Leaving Russia: A Jewish Story
Syracuse University Press/Library of Modern Jewish Literature, 2013
Dark Matter: Invisibility in Drama, Theater, and Performance (Theater: Theory/Text/Performance)
University of Michigan Press, October 2013
The Story Within: Personal Essays on Genetics and Identity
Johns Hopkins Univ. Press, 2013
Min Hyoung Song
The Children of 1965: On Writing, and Not Writing, as an Asian American
Duke University Press Books, April 2013
Maxim D. Shrayer
I Saw It: Ilya Selvinsky and the Legacy of Bearing Witness to the Shoah
Academic Studies Press, March 2013
The End of the Point: A Novel
HarperCollins Publishers, March 2013