English News


Distinguished Oxford professor to discuss Plutarch and Shakespeare on April 8

Oxford professor Chris Pelling, D.Phil., will discuss the influence of Greek and Roman history and literature on the English language’s most-beloved writer at a presentation at 4:30 p.m. on April 8 in the Mary L. Welch Honors Hall on the corner of 4th and Basin Streets. The presentation is free and open to the public.

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Spoken word artist to perform at Lycoming College

More of a performer than a reader, Chris Bernstorf '12 will share his poetry at 7:30 p.m. on April 5 in the Mary L. Welch Honors Hall at the corner of 4th and Basin Streets. The presentation is free and open to the public.

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Lycoming professor selected as visiting scholar for Ernest J. Gaines program

Maria Hebert-Leiter, Ph.D., will be a visiting scholar at the 2016 National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Summer Institute, titled “Ernest J. Gaines and the Southern Experience.” The institute is sponsored by the Ernest J. Gaines Center on the campus of University of Louisiana at Lafayette from May 30-June 24.

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Lycoming welcomes fifteen new faculty members

Lycoming College welcomed fifteen new full-time faculty members at the beginning of the 2015-16 academic year.

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Himes/Sweeney Visiting Scholar series to feature novelist

The Lycoming College English Department will continue its Himes/Sweeney Visiting Scholar in Creative Writing series with a reading by novelist Tom Piazza. The event will be held Wednesday, Feb. 25 at 7:30 p.m. in the Mary L. Welch Honors Hall, on the corner of Fourth and Basin streets in Williamsport. This event is free and open to the public.

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Himes/Sweeney Visiting Scholar series to feature poet and essayist

The Lycoming College English Department will continue its Himes/Sweeney Visiting Scholar in Creative Writing series with readings by poet Stephen Dunn and essayist Barbara Hurd. The event will be held Tuesday, April 8 at 7:30 p.m. in Mary Lindsay Welch Honors Hall. It is free and open to the public.

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Feinstein to be keynote speaker for international jazz conference

Lycoming College English and creative writing professor Sascha Feinstein, Ph.D., has been selected as the keynote speaker for “Jazz in Word: European (Non-)Fiction,” an international conference presented by the University of Vienna that will be held at the Amerika-Haus in Vienna, Austria, May 22-24.

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Winter 2013 issue of Brilliant Corners now available

The winter 2013 issue of “Brilliant Corners: A Journal of Jazz & Literature” is now available. The journal, which features jazz-related poetry, fiction and non-fiction, is edited by Sascha Feinstein, Ph.D., professor of English and creative writing at Lycoming College.

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English department to host award-winning author

The Lycoming College English department, as part of its Reading Series, will welcome award-winning author and poet Davis Jauss for a public reading on Tuesday, Sept. 17, at 7:30 p.m. in the Mary Lindsay Welch Honors Hall.

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English professor presents paper at conference

Andrew Leiter, Ph.D., associate professor of English at Lycoming College, attended the Faulkner and Yoknapatawpha Conference: Faulkner and the Black Literatures of the Americas in July in Oxford, Miss.

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Summer edition of Brilliant Corners available

The latest edition of "Brilliant Corners: A Journal of Jazz and Literature" has been released. The journal is edited by founder Dr. Sascha Feinstein, professor of English and creative writing at Lycoming College. Feinstein is also a poet and essayist, as well as the editor of "Ask me Now: Conversations of Jazz and Literature," a compilation of 10 years of Brilliant Corners materials.

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Brilliant Corners jazz journal receives arts grant

Brilliant Corners: A Journal of Jazz & Literature recently received a $2,000 grant from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts.

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Award-winning novelist to speak March 21

The Lycoming College English Department will host award-winning novelist, memoirist and screenwriter Connie May Fowler for a reading on Thursday, March 21 at 7:30 p.m. in Mary Lindsay Welch Honors Hall. The event is free to the public.

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New edition of Brilliant Corners released

The latest edition of "Brilliant Corners: A Journal of Jazz & Literature" has been released. The journal is edited by founder Dr. Sascha Feinstein, professor of English and creative writing at Lycoming College. Feinstein is also a poet and essayist, as well as the editor of "Ask me Now: Conversations of Jazz & Literature," a compilation of 10 years of "Brilliant Corners" materials.

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Students present at medieval and early modern studies conference

Thirteen Lycoming College students presented papers at the Annual Undergraduate Conference in Medieval and Early Modern Studies held in December at Moravian College. The interdisciplinary program explored and celebrated the literature, history, art and philosophy of the periods ranging from 500 CE to 1800 CE. The event is one of the nation's few undergraduate conferences focused on humanities and was the first to feature medieval and early modern studies.

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