July 17, 2024

Barrenechea Lectures on Cinema in Aix-en-Provence, France

Antonio Barrenechea, Associate Professor of English, recently delivered the lecture “‘69 Année Érotique’: Swinging Mademoiselles, Cinema, Sexploitation” as part of the spring lecture series at the Institut Américain Universitaire in Aix-en-Provence, France.

Rafferty Publishes Latest in Essay Series Exploring U.S. Presidency

Colin Rafferty, Associate Professor of English, had his essay on President James Buchanan, “Frogs (#15),” featured on the Aforementioned Productions webpage on Monday, April 24. The piece can be read here: http://apt.aforementionedproductions.com/2017/04/frogs-15-by-colin-rafferty/#.WP-GGFPyvzI​. This is one in a series of essays that Rafferty has written reflecting on the presidency of the United States and the men who have held that position.

Richards Leads Talk at Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival

Gary Richards, Associate Professor of English and Chair of the Department of English, Linguistics, and Communication, recently led the breakfast book club discussion of Robert Olen Butler’s A Good Scent from a Strange Mountain (1992) at the 2017 Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival. In the 11 years that Richards has annually led this group, it has covered a range of Southern writers, including George Washington Cable, Kate Chopin, Eudora Welty, Harper Lee, Ellen Gilchrist and, of course, Tennessee Williams.