carr

Objects from a Borrowed Confession

Feb. 19, 2017

A one-sided epistolary novella whose speaker writes to an ex-lover’s ex-lover begins this volume, and Carr charges these unanswered, unanswerable letters with inquiries that permeate the book: How do we understand grief, obsession, the very nature of forgiveness? Why confess? Whom does my confession benefit? For whom do I intend it?

jones

Mapping the Interior

Feb. 19, 2017

Walking through his own house at night, a twelve-year-old thinks he sees another person stepping through a doorway.

Jimi

When does ‘na na na nah’ become poetry?

Feb. 16, 2017

Paul McCartney spent three minutes singing “nah, nah, nah, na na na nah” in “Hey Jude.” Some might find that repetitious. Adam Bradley says it’s poetry.

youngquist

A Pure Solar World: Sun Ra and the Birth of Afrofuturism

Jan. 1, 2017

Paul Youngquist has returned safely from outer space with A Pure Solar World: Sun Ra and the Birth of Afrofuturism, a study of one of the most original and influential musician/composers to have graced our solar system.

‘Teddy’ Hamstra, humanities scholar, just getting started

‘Teddy’ Hamstra, humanities scholar, just getting started

Dec. 22, 2016

Hamstra will one day be an ecocriticism scholar for an English department not unlike the one here at CU Boulder, “or maybe this exact one,” said Hamstra.

Romanticism in the shadow of war : literary culture in the napoleonic war years

Romanticism in the shadow of war : literary culture in the napoleonic war years

Dec. 20, 2016

Jeffrey N. Cox reconsiders the history of British Romanticism, seeing the work of Byron, the Shelleys, and Keats responding not only to the 'first generation' Romantics led by Wordsworth, but more directly to the cultural innovations of the Napoleonic War years.

Course to take students through the creepy craft of horror writing

Course to take students through the creepy craft of horror writing

Oct. 20, 2016

CU Boulder’s Division of Continuing Education and Professional Studies will offer an advanced horror fiction writing course Jan. 3-27. A portion of the course includes residency at the Stanley Hotel, said by some to be haunted and famously an inspiration for Stephen King’s novel The Shining.

Tiffany Beechy

Medieval monks had a great sense of humor

Sept. 11, 2016

Medieval literature is a treasure trove of weird linguistic surprises that defy classification and explanation, and University of Colorado Boulder English professor. Tiffany Beechy delights in these linguistic curiosities, even if she can’t quite explain why they’re all there.

Building bridges between perilous homes and new horizons

Building bridges between perilous homes and new horizons

Sept. 11, 2016

As part of her graduate studies, CU Boulder alumna Jamie Pledger performed psychological testing and provided counseling for international refugees. Her observations do not fit neatly into popular narratives about refugees from war-torn places like Iraq

Student in for the long haul for the love of education

Student in for the long haul for the love of education

Sept. 11, 2016

Statistically speaking, you wouldn’t expect Alma Hinojosa to do a study-abroad program in Israel while studying English at CU Boulder and working to become a lawyer dedicated to improving the U.S. public-education system. She was born in Durango, Mexico, and reared in Aurora, Colo. She was brought here at age 4 by parents who “every day invest sweat and tears” to give their daughters a shot at the American Dream.

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