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Listen to Niki Herd read her poem, "Aubade for The Late Great Show" on NER Out Loud
The Record Highlights William J. Maxwell amongst new Faculty Fellowships
Publisher's Weekly Highlights 'Dorothy: A Publishing Project'
The Latest Publications from MFA Alum and Faculty Member, Eileen G'Sell
Chris Eng's 2020 GLQ article "Apprehending the 'Angry Ethnic Fag'" awarded honorable mention for the Crompton-Noll Article Award!
Professor Robert Milder's essay was published in Winter 2021 Issue of Arizona Quarterly
Chicago Review of Books with David Schuman
Schuman’s new prose chapbook bends genres
"Infinite Variety Literary Invention, Theology, and the Disorder of Kinds" by Wolfram Schmidgen published by Penn Press
"Acorn" by Danielle Dutton in The New Yorker
"From Another Approach" by Mary Jo Bang
Transactions with Disorder: "American Pastoral" and "To the Lighthouse"
These 12 novels set in Missouri belong on your reading list
Mary Jo Bang Wonders Why It Takes So Long to Meet Beatrice in Dante’s "Inferno"
Matthew Shipe writes opening chapter for "Philip Roth in Context"
Phillip Maciak co-edits and contributes essay to LA Review of Books "Streaming Symposium"
'Poetry For All' Wants To Help You Find Poetry That Speaks To You
A Coming-of-Age Film That Sidesteps Cliché
Redux: Nothing Is Commoner in Summer than Love
‘A wonderful catastrophe’
The Covering Cherub: An Interview with Joshua Cohen
"A Taste Of Freedom" with guest Rafia Zafar on NPR's "Code Switch"
The Virtue of Virginity: Remaking Cleopatra in Elizabeth’s Image in "The False One"
Carl Phillips Wins Jackson Poetry Prize, $75,000 Award
Cut & Paste: Poet Carl Phillips Explores The Politics Of The Everyday
Fast notes on the FOIA film
Dr. Claire Sommers to offer two Early Modern Literature courses in Fall 2021
Istanbul, Capital of Comparative Literature
The Intoxicating Tilda Swinton Masters Almodóvar
A Film That Tests Assumptions About Race, Rape, and Power
"9to5" Strikes at a Missing Piece of Feminist History
Two Dramas Plumb the Depths of Women’s Midlife Chaos
Steven Meyer publishes article in The Palgrave Handbook of Twentieth and Twenty-First Century Literature and Science
"Pieces of a Woman" Falls to Pieces
“MLK/FBI” and “Her Socialist Smile” Desanitize Two Radical Icons
Danielle Dutton writes short story "One Woman and Two Great Men" in the Chicago Review
Pilgrims, Puritans, and the importance of the unexceptional
Rafia Zafar interviewed as "foodways scholar" in Sauce Magazine
Claude McKay in Our Time: A Conversation with Gary Holcomb and William J. Maxwell on “Romance in Marseille”
Bill Maxwell's edition of Claude McKay's rediscovered novel "Romance in Marseille" is reviewed in the November 5th issue of "The New York Review of Books"
‘At the edge of political crisis’: Zwicker edits new Oxford texts of John Dryden
Dutton and Riker win Golden Colophon award
Associate Professor Melanie Micir's book makes shortlist for Modernist Studies Association’s First Book Prize
Associate Professor Jessica Rosenfeld writes about ‘Quarantine envy’ and the deep inequalities in American life
Poetry for all
Professor Mary Jo Bang's translation of poem published in The Yale Review
Professor Danielle Dutton's piece "Sixty-six Dresses I Have Read" is published at Fence
Abram Van Engen publishes article titled "Abide With Me"
Writing minor Max Klapow wins Truman Scholarship, mentored by Senior Lecturer Victoria Thomas
MFA Program Director David Schuman has short story in latest issue of "The Rupture"
Dr. Claire Sommers to offer Cleopatra in Elizabethan England course in Fall 2020
"Romance in Marseille," the Claude McKay novel co-edited by Prof. Bill Maxwell, reviewed by several prominent journals
Visiting Writer-in-Residence Diane Seuss awarded a 2020 Guggenheim Fellowship for Poetry
Professor Carl Phillips's new book on list of must-read poetry
Creative Writing professor David Schuman publishes two short stories in Fence
Creative Writing professor David Schuman publishes essay in Colorado Review
"The Lost Secrets Of The Harlem Renaissance" on NPR
"Romance in Marseille," the forgotten Claude McKay novel co-edited by Prof. Bill Maxwell, was reviewed in yesterday's "New York Times" and "Washington Post."
Professor Mary Jo Bang's translation of Stars on Earth by Shuzo Takiguchi published in LARB's Quarterly Journal
Professor Melanie Micir awarded the 2019 Florence Howe Award for Feminist Scholarship
Bang's Purgatorio published in The New Yorker
Professor Danielle Dutton publishes short story
Professor Deborah Taffa's memoir wins SFWP Literary Award
Professors Danielle Dutton and Kathryn Davis are mentioned in Literary Hub list of 20 best novels of the decade
Poet and Pulitzer Finalist Diane Seuss to Join MFA Faculty as Visiting Lecturer and Writer for Spring 2020
Professor Melanie Micir's book "The Passion Projects: Modernist Women, Intimate Archives, Unfinished Lives" has been published
The Way Prayer Is -- an Interview with Carl Phillips
Bill Maxwell has published an essay, "Teaching Baldwin Teaching," on James Baldwin's career in his classrooms and ours, in the September 2019 number of The Common Reader
Assistant Professor Melanie Micir’s essay, “The Small Press and the Feminist Critic,” published in The Critic as Amateur (Bloomsbury Academic, September 2019)
Professor Martin Riker's review of "Ducks, Newburyport" will appear in New York Times Book Review
Aditi Machado wins the James Laughlin Award from the Academy of American Poets
Professor Matthew Shipe publishes article for Abbey Road's fiftieth anniversary
Professor Phillip Maciak publishes his book
Assistant Professor Melanie Micir publishes article in "Modernism/modernity"
Bill McKelvy’s essay “The Importance of Being Ezra: Canons and Conversions in The Moonstone” appears in the current issue of ELH.
Professor Rafia Zafar's book reviewed in Wall Street Journal
MFA Fiction faculty Kathryn Davis and Danielle Dutton both have stories in the new issue of Conjunctions
'Born a slave, died a chef': WU professor writes about role of food in search for civil rights
Carl Phillips wins the LA Times Book Prize
Bill McKelvy marks the 200th anniversary of John William Polidori's seminal vampire story for the Center for the Humanities
Wash U Graduate Andrew Ridker discusses his new novel
Senior Lecturer Martin Riker's novel reviewed in The New Yorker
Senior Lecturer Martin Riker's novel reviewed in The New Yorker
English Literature Professor Melanie Micir Highlights Technology in the Humanities
Carl Phillips is a finalist for the LA Times Book Prize
Senior Lecturer Martin Riker reviewed new books this month for the Wall Street Journal and the New York Times
Carl Phillips is named the winner of the 2019 Aiken Taylor Award for Modern American Poetry
Professor Bill Maxwell to edit and introduce Claude McKay’s novel “Romance in Marseille”
Senior Lecturer Martin Riker's new novel reviewed in the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, and Wall Street Journal
Lecturer Matthew Shipe selected as a consulting editor for "Critique: Studies in Contemporary Fiction"
Associate Professor Danielle Dutton and Senior Lecturer Martin Riker profiled in the Los Angeles Review of Books
Senior Lecturer Martin Riker interviewed in The Millions
Lecturer Matthew Shipe featured in a story in The Source
Senior Writer in Residence Marshall Klimasewiski’s piece, “William Gaddis and the Thoughts of Others,” appears this month in Conjunctions (alongside work by Professor Mary Jo Bang)
First episodes of C21 STL podcast, by students in Assistant Professor Melanie Micir’s Contemporary Fiction course, available now
Assistant Professor Long Le-Khac’s article “Bildungsroman Hermeneutics in the Post-Civil Rights Era” published in American Literature
Associate Professor Danielle Dutton's story published in the Paris Review
Professor Bill Maxwell's book "James Baldwin: The FBI File" is the subject of the cover essay of the March 7th edition of the London "Times Literary Supplement"/"TLS"
English Awards: Deadline March 21
Lecturer Martin Riker's review of Mike McCormack's "Solar Bones" published in the New York Times Book Review
Professor Vivian Pollak and PhD students Timothy DeCelle and Alexandra Swanson featured on Muriel Rukeyser: A Living Archive
Lecturer Matthew Shipe's chapter published in "A Political Companion to Philip Roth"
Lecturer Martin Riker's review of two books by Fleur Jaeggy published in the New York Times Book Review
Associate Professor Abram Van Engen news and updates
Assistant Professor Edward McPherson's recent publications and news