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WWU’s Stefania Heim publishes new book on Italian artist Giorgio de Chirico

Mon, 10/21/2019 - 9:58am

Western Washington University Assistant Professor of English Stefania Heim recently published “Geometry of Shadows,” a collection of translated poems from early 20th-century surrealist Giorgio de Chirico.

Giorgio de Chirico’s Italian Poetry

Mon, 10/07/2019 - 12:38pm

New novel by WWU's Kate Trueblood shines light on the at-times harsh realities of modern family life

Tue, 09/24/2019 - 9:23am

Western Washington University Professor of English Kate Trueblood’s newest novel, “Take Daily as Needed,” has just been published by the University of New Mexico Press.

English students to host summer research poster session July 30

Wed, 07/24/2019 - 10:11am

This summer eight English students who are working in pairs on research related to the American Disability Act, the 1807 Act to Abolish Slavery, the Nuremberg Code, and the movement toward automation.  Students are studying what led up to these events and their relevance today.

On Tuesday, July 30, from 10:15-11:30 a.m. in Carver 265, the students will be present their research findings with academic research posters.

The campus community is invited to come and hear about their research.

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Meet the 2018-19 Outstanding Graduates from CHSS/Humanities

Wed, 07/24/2019 - 10:02am

More than 50 Western Washington University students and graduates received Outstanding Graduate honors for the 2018-19 academic year. 

Faculty members from dozens of academic departments and programs select one graduate to honor as the Outstanding Graduate of the year. Selection is a high honor based on grades, research and writing, service to the campus and community, and promise for the future.

WWU Faculty members start new 'Community Office Hours' project

Mon, 04/29/2019 - 1:49pm

Every college student has had days, weeks, months and maybe even years when they feel the weight of the world pushing down on them as they try to juggle school, work and social responsibilities.

Faculty members Katherine Anderson of the English Department and Nick Galati of the Biology Department know the pressures of a university environment as well as anyone. To try to alleviate some of this pressure they are creating the “Community Office Hours” program to provide extra support for students and to contribute to a supportive campus community.

English's Christopher Wise translates new volume, 'The Manuscripts of Timbuktu'

Mon, 04/08/2019 - 10:37am

Christopher Wise (English) was a plenary speaker at “Global Africa, Migration, Literature, and the Arts,” a symposium at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey on March 28, 2019.

Showcase of Undergraduate Research in the Humanities set for Friday, March 8

Tue, 03/05/2019 - 10:44am

After a wonderful inaugural Showcase of Undergraduate Research in the Humanities in the fall, the winter showcase will be held on Friday, March 8, in the Wilson Library Harry Potter room. The event will run from 8:30 a.m.to 6 p.m. and will offer hundreds of posters on rotating display throughout the day. We encourage any and everyone across the university to review the research our incredible students are doing! 

English's Christopher Wise awarded Research and Travel Fellowship to Jerusalem and Palestine

Tue, 03/05/2019 - 10:18am

English's Christopher Wise has been awarded a Research and Travel Fellowship to Jerusalem and Palestine, and will study on the West Bank this coming June.  While there, he will attend the Palestinian American Research Center's 10th annual Faculty Development Seminar (FDS) on Palestine for U.S. faculty members from June 12 - 25. The program will host 10 to 12 U.S.

WWU to Host a Reading by Dodie Bellamy and Kevin Killian March 7

Thu, 02/28/2019 - 11:48am

WWU's English Department, Fairhaven College of Interdisciplinary Studies, the Program in Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, and the College of Humanities & Social Sciences will host a reading by by Dodie Bellamy and Kevin Killian at 6 p.m. on Thursday, March 7, in Fine Arts 238.

The event is free and open to the public.

WWU to Host Fallou Ngom for ‘The Odyssey of Ajami and the Muridiyya’ March 11

Tue, 02/26/2019 - 9:20am

Western Washington University Provost's Office, Center for International Studies, English Department, and Global Humanities and Religions will host Boston University’s Fallou Ngom for “The Odyssey of Ajami and Muridiyya” at 5 p.m. on Monday, March 11 in Academic West 204.

Postcards from Senegal

Tue, 02/05/2019 - 10:54am

Professors of English Christopher Wise and Kristiana Kahakauwila  are currently taking 14 English students on a study abroad tour of Senegal for three weeks, including stays in Dakar, Saint Louis, and M’bour.  Western Today caught up with Wise to find out more about the trip, how it coincides with his research, and what kind of experiences the students are having.

WWU's Christopher Wise speaks on 'The Jihad of Iyad Ag Ghali' at UBC

Thu, 01/31/2019 - 8:37am

WWU Professor of English Christopher Wise gave a talk on Jan. 9 entitled "The Jihad of Iyad Ag Ghali" at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada, as part of Green College's "Critical Nationalism, Counterpublics" Series.  

Hello, Dear Enemy! Picture books for peace

Wed, 01/23/2019 - 12:50pm

English's Christopher Wise gives talk at Hassan II Université in Casablanca

Mon, 01/07/2019 - 10:21am

WWU Professor of English Christopher Wise (English) gave a talk entitled "American Studies in the Arab University: 9/11 to Azawad" at Hassan II Université in Casablanca, Morocco on Dec. 10.  Wise spoke to graduate students in the Moroccan-American Studies Program about the complex history of American Studies in the Arab World from its inception at the University of Jordan, Amman in 2000 to the recent fall of Azawad.  He also spoke on the topic of "Beat Generation" writers in Morocco such as Paul Bowles, Jack Kerouac, William S. Burroughs, and Allen Ginsberg.

WWU’s Laura Laffrado Wins 2018 SSAWW Award for New Book

Mon, 12/03/2018 - 1:17pm

Western Washington University Professor of English Laura Laffrado has received the 2018 Society for the Study of American Women Writers (SSAWW) Edition award for her book, “Selected Writings of Ella Higginson: Inventing Pacific Northwest Literature.”

Laffrado was presented the award in early November at the SSAWW conference in Denver.

At the conference, Laffrado was honored for her outstanding contribution to the study of American women writers. Laffrado began work on her book a few years ago and was nominated for the award by her publisher.

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