Alumni Spotlight: Nan Johnson

  "Bernard Malamud's heritage has created a problem for the literary critic," begins an M.A. thesis from 1975, titled The Theme of Intimacy in Three Works by Bernard Malamud: "Intimacy is not always comfortable; it is often unexpected, undeserved, and tumultuous. However, for Malamud, it is always necessary." Today, we celebrate an alumna whom we … Continue reading Alumni Spotlight: Nan Johnson

Remembering Bonnie Nelson

It is with heavy hearts that we share news of our emerita faculty colleague, Dr. Bonnie Nelson, who passed away yesterday morning after a cancer diagnosis in 2017 and a move to hospice care in recent weeks. Friends and colleagues are invited to join family members for the burial service tomorrow (Wednesday, July 10) at … Continue reading Remembering Bonnie Nelson

Summer Relocations I

The summer of 2018 brought an event that some faculty in English had thought might never happen: the opportunity to relocate into one building. Since the demolition of Denison Hall in 2005 and our removal to the first and basement floors of a partially-renovated Lafene the previous year, the English Department has remained stretched between … Continue reading Summer Relocations I