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What I Did This Summer: Professor Lisa Rodensky, EnglishThursday, August 15, 2019
In the second installment of our series “What I Did This Summer,” we talk with English professor Lisa Rodensky, who delved into one of the most important bibliographic accomplishments of the 20th century, founded at Wellesley, and researched contributors to a major 19th-century British periodical.
Can You Believe!? Wellesley Alumna Edits “Queer Eye” Star’s New MemoirThursday, July 18, 2019
Ahead of the season four premiere of Netflix’s “Queer Eye” on July 19, Hannah Braaten ’11 shares what it was like editing “Queer Eye” star Tan France’s new memoir and what she learned from working with the LGBTQ icon.
On the 50th Anniversary of Stonewall, Wellesley Professor Discusses Its Legacy and ImpactThursday, June 27, 2019
Fifty years ago, six days of protest at the Stonewall Inn sparked LGBTQ liberation movements. Wellesley assistant professor of English Octavio González reflects on Stonewall’s legacy and cultural impact.
In the Aftermath of Fire, Wellesley Professor Discusses What’s Next for Notre DameWednesday, April 24, 2019
Wellesley professor and medievalist Cord Whitaker talks about the history and symbolism of Notre Dame and, in the wake of the destructive April 15 fire, how it might be rebuilt for modern times.
On National Haiku Poetry Day, Wellesley Shines a Spotlight on the Book Arts LabWednesday, April 17, 2019
The Book Arts Program provides Wellesley students with unique opportunities in hands-on studio art as well as historical and literary scholarship.
Wellesley Kicks Off National Poetry Month with Poetry on the T, Community EventsMonday, April 1, 2019
As Wellesley celebrates National Poetry Month this April, more than two dozen community members are taking part in a collaboration with Mass Poetry that brings poetry from campus to the MBTA.
Wellesley’s Elbert Collection Offers a Treasure Trove of Historic African American Historical LiteratureThursday, February 21, 2019
A rare collection of literature was donated to Wellesley by the second African American woman to graduate from the College.
The Newhouse Center for the Humanities Brings National Book Award Finalist Min Jin Lee to WellesleyTuesday, October 2, 2018
For its first event of the fall semester, The Newhouse Center for the Humanities, with the support of the English Department and East Asian Languages and Cultures Department, invited author Min Jin Lee to campus to discuss her book "Pachinko."
Wellesley English Professor Frank Bidart Wins 2018 Pulitzer Prize for PoetryWednesday, April 18, 2018
Video: Frank Bidart, Andrew W. Mellon Professor in the Humanities and professor of English, has won the 2018 Pulitzer Prize for poetry. Many in the community had the privilege of hearing the poet read a selection of his work yesterday, including Guilty of Dust from Half-Light: Collected Poems 1965-2016.
Mudbound, Based on Novel by Wellesley Alumna, Earns Four Oscar NominationsWednesday, January 24, 2018
Hillary Jordan ’84 is the author of Mudbound; Netflix released a movie adaptation of the novel in November that has received four Oscar nominations.
NPR Reporter Zoë Sobel ’14 Returns to Wellesley to Discuss Past WBUR Internship and Current Work in AlaskaMonday, November 20, 2017
Zoë Sobel ’14 co-hosted a talk with Bill Littlefield, nationally known writer and host of the popular weekly program Only A Game, in Founders Hall.
Wellesley Professor Frank Bidart Named a National Book Award Finalist in PoetryThursday, October 12, 2017
The “Boston Globe” Features Bidart, Andrew W. Mellon Professor in the Humanities and professor of English at Wellesley.
Politico Magazine Runs Wellesley Professor’s Op-Ed on Controversial Production of “Julius Caesar”Friday, June 23, 2017
Wellesley English Professor Yu Jin Ko discussed the controversial Public Theater version of Julius Caesar in Politico.
Wellesley Faculty Engages Community in Discussions on Immigration and PoliticsThursday, March 9, 2017
Faculty from a variety of departments address current events and the political climate in discussions with the Wellesley community.
Pulitzer Prize-Winning Art Critic Shares Insights About WritingTuesday, December 20, 2016
This semester, art critic Sebastian Smee shared his expertise with students in the Robert Garis Seminar, and he spoke to the larger campus community recently in Collins Cinema.