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Hortense Spillers to receive lifetime achievement award

Feb. 17, 2017—The Caribbean Philosophical Association will honor English professor Hortense Spillers with a lifetime achievement award at its June conference.

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Kudos: Read about faculty and staff awards, appointments and achievements

Jan. 31, 2017—Read about the latest faculty and staff awards, appointments and achievements.

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Bhattacharya reads from ‘Good Girls Marry Doctors’ Feb. 15

Jan. 31, 2017—Piyali Bhattacharya, writer in residence in English, and students from the Nashville School of the Arts will conduct a reading of Good Girls Marry Doctors: South Asian American Daughters on Obedience and Rebellion, an anthology edited by Bhattacharya, at Barnes & Noble Vanderbilt Wednesday, Feb. 15.

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Arts and Science alumna is turning a love for literature into a career in art

Jan. 24, 2017—Lucy Mensah, who graduated with a Ph.D. in English in 2016, is drawing on her humanities training and taking a path less traveled.

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Ann Patchett leads off spring 2017 Vanderbilt Visiting Writers

Jan. 9, 2017—Author Ann Patchett will read and discuss her latest novel, "Commonwealth," at the Central Library Jan. 26 as part of the Vanderbilt Visiting Writers Series.

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MFA graduate named NEA Creative Writing Fellow

Dec. 16, 2016—Edgar Kunz, a 2015 graduate of Vanderbilt's MFA Program in Creative Writing, has been awarded a National Endowment for the Arts creative writing fellowship in poetry for 2017.

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Register now for Osher 2017 winter classes at Vanderbilt

Nov. 21, 2016—The diverse classes offered by the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Vanderbilt for winter 2017 include a look behind the scenes of 'Romeo and Juliet,' Perry Wallace's inspiring story, and steel drum band.

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Kudos: Read about faculty and student awards and achievements

Sep. 28, 2016—Read about the latest Vanderbilt University faculty and student awards and achievements.

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Tichi’s stage play based on her ‘Jack London’ book

Sep. 9, 2016—'The House That Jack Built," a play by Cecilia Tichi, Gertrude Conaway Vanderbilt Professor of English, will be produced at the 6th Street Playhouse in Santa Rosa, California, Sept. 9-25.

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Listen: Selected portraits of Nashville’s creative community focus of Curb Center exhibition

Aug. 31, 2016—The Curb Center for Art, Enterprise and Public Policy will host a public art exhibition inspired by a recent book on some of Nashville's most innovative entrepreneurs.

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Castro wins fellowship to study literature

Jul. 29, 2016—A Mellon Fellowship has been awarded to Anne M. Castro from the English department.

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English professor researches ‘tools’ of colorblind rhetoric

Jun. 16, 2016—The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has awarded a postdoctoral fellowship to Assistant Professor of English Marzia Milazzo for her research on colorblindness as a global attempt to obscure the reality of racial inequality.

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