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Feb 5 2014
If America worships success, then why has the nation's literature dwelled obsessively on failure? This book explores encounters with failure by...
Jan 23 2014 | San Jose Mercury News
Richard Powers brings together music, bioengineering and government surveillance in his new novel, Orfeo. Powers has an interest in music...
Jan 23 2014
Challenging the tidy links among authorial position, narrative perspective, and fictional content, Stephen Hong Sohn argues that Asian American...
Jan 23 2014
Inspired by the myth of Orpheus, Powers tells the story of a man journeying into his past as he desperately flees the present in Orfeo....
Professor Sianne Ngai will receive the MLA's 2012 James Russell Lowell Prize for her latest publication, Our Aesthetic Categories: Zany, Cute,...
  Ronald A. Rebholz, who shared his passion for Shakespeare and other literary greats of the Renaissance with several generations of Stanford...
  Provost John Etchemendy announced that eight faculty members had been named or reappointed Bass University Fellows. Jennifer Summit was...
The much-discussed "crisis of the humanities" has provoked a stream of attacks and justifications, with politicians like Florida governor Rick...
English professor, Tobias Wolff wins Oregon State University's Biennial Stone Award for Lifetime Literary Achievement.   The biennial award is...
"Another Look," which was founded by the English department and Creative Writing program launches its second year with Ackerley's, My Father...

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