Articles: Tag: English

Miller Publishes Article Exploring Animal Melodrama

Assistant Professor of English John MacNeill Miller published an article in PMLA: Proceedings of the Modern Language Association title “When Drama Went to the Dogs; or, Staging Otherness in the Animal Melodrama.” The article explores the nature and significance of animal melodrama — a wildly popular, but now forgotten form of nineteenth-century theater that included live

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Allegheny Single Voice Reading Series Features Poets William Brewer, Jen Julian

William Brewer, who graduated from Allegheny College in 2011, will join Jen Julian, visiting fiction writer-in-residence at Allegheny College, for a reading from their work at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 19, in the Tillotson Room of the Tippie Alumni Center. The event, part of the Single Voice Reading Series, is free and open to

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Marshall, Scenters-Zapico Kick Off 2017-18 Single Voice Reading Series

The Single Voice Reading Series at Allegheny College will begin its 2017-18 season on Thursday, Sept. 14 at 7 p.m. with readings by poets Nate Marshall and Natalie Scenters-Zapico. The event in the Tillotson Room of the Tippie Alumni Center is free and open to the public. Nate Marshall is the author of “Wild Hundreds”

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Students Perform Prince’s ‘Waterbearer’

Associate Professor of Black Studies and English Valerie Prince’s choreodrama “Waterbearer,” which uses lyrical prose to explore the labor of African-American women, was presented as a dramatic reading in Pittsburgh on August 24th at the Pittsburgh Theological Seminary. Performed by Itzel Ayala ’18, Luka Crozier ’19, Robyn Katona ’19, and Nia Shuler ’18 and directed

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Reed Wins Mid-Atlantic Writing Centers Association Scholarship

English major Jessica Reed ’18 was awarded a scholarship from the Mid-Atlantic Writing Centers Association (MAWCA) to present her work at the 2017 MAWCA conference held at Penn State Berks on April 1. Reed and Director of Writing and Associate Professor of English Alexis Hart presented as part of a roundtable titled ““Playing with Topics and

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Bakken Awarded Residency at Virginia Center for the Creative Arts

Professor of English Christopher Bakken recently was awarded a week-long residency at Virginia Center for the Creative Arts. He has an essay forthcoming in “The Iowa Review” and his new poems have appeared in The Academy of American Poets’ Poem-A-Day series, “Michigan Quarterly Review,” and “Parnassus: Poetry in Review.”

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Miller Presents Paper Examining Changing Attitudes About Decomposition

Assistant Professor of English John MacNeill Miller presented his paper “Composing Decomposition: In Memoriam and the Ecocritical Undertaking” at the Interdisciplinary Nineteenth-Century Studies (INCS) conference in Philadelphia on March 18. The essay uses a close reading of Alfred, Lord Tennyson’s elegy In Memoriam to examine how attitudes towards bodily decay have changed over time, arguing

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Michaels’ ‘Sweet and Lowdown: Wood Allen’s Cinema of Regret’ Published

Lloyd Michaels, emeritus professor of English, has published “Sweet and Lowdown: Woody Allen’s Cinema of Regret” with Wallflower Press, the film imprint of Columbia University Press. The book, which covers the entirety of Allen’s prolific career, is described on the publisher’s website here and can be purchased at amazon.com or at the Allegheny College Bookstore.

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