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Ph.D. Alumnus Explores the Political Through Art

Author: Aaron Smith

Literature courses are practices in close reading, but one class at Occidental College is equally an exercise in active listening. Taught by James Ford III, who will join the Occidental faculty this fall as an assistant professor of English and comparative literature studies, the course explores the aesthetic and philosophical evolution of the music genre known as hip hop.

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English Professor Develops Shakespeare App for iPad

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A signature work of the Bard just became more accessible thanks to a new iPad app developed by University of Notre Dame Associate Professor of English Elliott Visconsi and Bryn Mawr College colleague Professor Katherine Rowe.

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'To be or not to be?' There’s an app for that

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William Shakespeare

A signature work of the Bard just became more accessible thanks to a new iPad app developed by University of Notre Dame Associate Professor of English Elliott Visconsi and Bryn Mawr College colleague Professor Katherine Rowe.

Designed to bring a worldwide audience together around Shakespeare’s plays, The Tempest for iPad was engineered at Notre Dame’s Center for Research Computing.

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In memoriam: James H. Walton, professor emeritus of English

Author: Michael O. Garvey

James H. Walton

James H. Walton, professor emeritus of English at the University of Notre Dame, died Saturday after a brief illness. He was 74 years old.

A native of Blue Island, Ill., Walton was graduated from Notre Dame in 1959 and earned master’s and doctoral degrees in English from Northwestern University in 1960 and 1963, respectively.

He joined the Notre Dame faculty in 1963, teaching popular courses on the English novel and 18th-century literature until his retirement in 2003. A few years earlier, he had jokingly summarized his career at Notre Dame with what he called “painful brevity: I’ve taught British fiction from Defoe to Joyce for 25 years without once being solicited by ‘Who’s Who.’”

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English Majors Delve Into Senior Thesis Projects

Author: Joanna Basile

English and anthropology major Caitlin Wilson traveled down the rabbit hole for her senior thesis, which examines the connection between Victorian children’s literature and ethnography, or the anthropological study of customs and cultures.

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Ph.D. Alumnus Explores the Political Through Art

Author: Aaron Smith

 

Literature courses are practices in close reading, but one class at Occidental College is equally an exercise in active listening. Taught by postdoctoral fellow James Ford III, who received his Ph.D. in English from Notre Dame in 2009, the course explores the aesthetic and philosophical evolution of the music genre known as hip hop. Ford, who will join the Occidental faculty this fall as an assistant professor of English and comparative literature studies, also teaches an advanced course called Black Reconstruction: Reading Radicalism in African American Literature.

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English Professor Kathryn Kerby-Fulton Receives NEH Grant

Author: Joanna Basile

Kathryn Kerby-Fulton, professor and Notre Dame Chair in English, has been awarded a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) for her book project titled Professional Reading Circles, the Clerical Proletariat, and the Rise of English Literature. She was also recently elected as a fellow in the Medieval Academy of America.

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Recent Books From Our Faculty

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The Dispossessed State: Narratives of Ownership in Nineteenth-Century Britain and Ireland

The Dispossessed State: Narratives of Ownership in 19th-Century Britain and Ireland

 

Sara Maurer

Assistant Professor

Maurer connects the Victorian novel’s preoccupation with the landed estate to 19th century debates about property, specifically as it played out in the English occupation of Ireland. By focusing on the ownership of land, The Dispossessed State

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