On March 10, 2014, the South Carolina House of Representatives voted in favor of a budget that cuts $52,000 from the College of Charleston’s appropriations, as punishment for the College’s adoption of Alison Bechdel’s memoir Fun Home. The College of…

This year, the conference for Sigma Tau Delta, the International English Honor Society, was held in beautiful Savannah, Georgia. The College of Charleston represented well, with 4 papers accepted and 2 panels chaired by our students. Abe Arrillaga first read…

First published on Dec. 13, 2013 by Christine Ragusa on the HSS blog. Since graduating from the Honors College in 2009, Ryan Graudin has been putting the skills she learned as an English major to use.  Her love for books…

The editors of Crazyhorse literary journal are pleased to announce that Amaud Jamaul Johnson’s poem “LA Police Chief Daryl Gates Dead at 83” was selected by Terrance Hayes for Best American Poetry 2014! Johnson’s poem was first published in Crazyhorse…

The Poetry Out Loud competition returns to the College of Charleston on Sunday, January 26 at 1:30 PM in the Stern Center Ballroom. High school students from eleven local schools will participate by reciting and performing poems from memory as…

Cheers to Jamie Carr (’12) for winning the Rick DeMarinis Short Story Prize for her short story, “Chicken”!  The story was selected by Pam Houston, and it will be published in Cutthroat literary journal. Jamie is completing her MFA in…

Just in time for the Winter Break as audiences are enticed by Hollywood’s new box office releases, Film Studies Professor John Bruns offers a few insights about the merits of movie sequels such as The Hunger Games: Catching Fire and…

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…

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