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Simon Lewis co-edits special issue of the Journal of the African Literature Association

The Winter/Spring 2014 issue of JALA is dedicated to the March 2013 African Literature Association conference organized by Prof. Lewis and hosted by the College of Charleston.  Lewis co-edited the issue with Maureen Eke with assistance from JALA general editor Abioseh Porter. The issue contains a number of critical essays derived from papers presented at […]
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Recent Faculty Achievements

An overdue congratulations is in order for the recent publishing achievements of our English faculty: Dr. Bonnie Devet‘s essay “Prince Christian Sound: Iceberg Canyon of the North” has been selected as a notable essay by the Best American Essays 2014, editor John Sullivan. John Warner‘s short story collection Tough Day for the Army was released […]
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Dr. Conseula Francis Publishes Critical Study on James Baldwin

Congratulations to Dr. Conseula Francis on the publication of The Critical Reception of James Baldwin, 1963-2010. Baldwin, an openly gay, African-American writer who lived through the battle for civil rights, was a novelist, essayist, playwright, and poet as well as a social critic. His long career and body of work, as Dr. Francis’s book evinces, is […]
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Anthony Varallo’s New Stories Perfect Character

Congratulations to Associate Professor Tony Varallo, whose third short story collection Think of Me and I’ll Know was published this fall by TriQuarterly Books/Northwestern University Press. Varallo’s new stories perfect character by offering snaphots of lives that are both flawed and sincere–lives that uncannily reflect back versions of our own selves. Recently, at his book […]
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Prof. Joe Kelly’s New Book Hits Close to Home

This summer, Prof. Joe Kelly published America’s Longest Siege: Charleston, Slavery, and the Slow March Toward Civil War. According to Charleston historian Robert Rosen, Dr. Kelly’s book “vividly and accurately portrays Charleston as ‘ground zero’ in America’s long struggle over slavery,” while O. Vernon Burton, author of The Age of Lincoln, describes it as “an […]
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Bret Lott Publishes Letters & Life

Bret Lott’s newest book, Letters & Life: On Being a Writer, On Being a Christian, offers six engaging and candid essays that reflect on his life and faith, the value of humility, and on the art and practice of writing. The book  delights with the empowering reminder that there is meaning behind our lives, meaning behind what we make […]
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Belles-lettres: Eudora Welty on the Life of Gardening

For many writers, the life of letters and flowers are closely intertwined: Emily Dickinson created a herbarium (a homemade book of pressed plant specimens) when she was just fourteen; Sir Walter Scott designed the garden that surrounds his home in Scotland; William Wordsworth and his sister Dorothy planted peas, beans, turnips, and broccoli around their […]
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What Do English Professors Do?

Well, according to the title of a recent write-up (courtesy of the College of Charleston’s newswire) touting the 7 books that members of the Department have released this academic year alone: “English Professors Publish Books.” Amongst other things, of course. But the no-nonsense title offers a useful reminder to our students–a ready excuse, of sorts, […]
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