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Frost Farm Poetry Prize
"The Dark Ages," an evocative poem by Associate Professor of English James Najarian, has received the Frost Farm Prize for metrical poetry. He will be a featured reader at the Robert Frost Farm in Derry, N.H., on June 17, kicking off its annual poetry conference. BC News

Charlotte's Web

Lines As Fine As Charlotte's Webs
On the 20th anniversary of the death of Garth Williams, a leading illustrator during what many consider to be the golden age of children's literature, Professor of English Elizabeth Kowaleski-Wallace reflected on his contributions in a piece for Boston Globe "Ideas." She and her husband, Associate Professor of English James Wallace, are co-authors of a new biography of the artist.

James Smith

Rite and Reason
Associate Professor of English James Smith reflects on the death of an inspirational survivor of Ireland's Magdalene laundries, who helped spark both a successful campaign for redress and his own advocacy role with the Justice for Magdalenes Research group. Irish Times

Aeron Hunt

Aeron Hunt's book Personal Business: Character and Commerce in Victorian Literature and Culture was named a Choice Outstanding Academic Title for 2015.

Joseph Nugent

Arts and Crafts...and Digital
Associate Professor of the Practice of English Joseph Nugent and a team of students have added an extra dimension to the McMullen Museum of Art's new exhibition "Making It Irish": an interactive digital guide that provides historical, social and artistic background to the Arts and Crafts-era items on display. BC News

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Recent Faculty Publications


Elizabeth K. Wallace and James Wallace

Garth Williams, American Illustrator: A Life
Beaufort Books, May 2016

The Life of Wallace Stevens

Paul Mariani

The Whole Harmonium: The Life of Wallace Stevens
Simon and Schuster,
April 2016

Golden Delicious by Christopher Boucher

Christopher Boucher

Golden Delicious
Melville House,
April 2016

Dogs of Littlefield

Suzanne Berne

The Dogs of Littlefield
Simon and Schuster, January 2016

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Robert Polito

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