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Ten Fulbright honorees named at Vanderbilt

May. 7, 2012—Nine Vanderbilt University students and graduates have been offered scholarships through Fulbright-sponsored programs for research, teaching and study abroad in 2012-13.

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Two Vanderbilt humanities professors named Guggenheim fellows

Apr. 24, 2012—Two humanities professors in Vanderbilt University’s College of Arts and Science have been named 2012 Fellows by the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation.

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Poets mark National Poetry Month with Sunday readings at Frist Center

Apr. 12, 2012—To celebrate National Poetry Month (April) and the exhibition To See as Artists See: American Art from the Phillips Collection, nationally and locally known poets will read poems by American poets from the late 19th century through the 20th century at the Frist Center for the Visual Arts. The poets will select poems that reflect...

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‘Future Creatures’ subject of Clayton’s talk at Frist Center April 21

Apr. 10, 2012—Jay Clayton, the William R. Kenan Jr. Professor of English and chair of the department, will present “Connecting Disciplines: Future Creatures – Redesigning Life in Literature and Film” at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 21, at the Frist Center of the Visual Arts. The gallery talk, which is in response to the museum’s current exhibition Fairy Tales, Monsters,...

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Listen: From barbecue to Burt, Southern lit conference covers the gamut

Mar. 23, 2012—Approximately 150 professors and graduate students from across the nation with expertise in Southern writing and related topics will gather in Nashville March 29-31 for the Society for the Study of Southern Literature’s biannual conference. This year’s theme is anniversaries, according to Michael Kreyling, the Gertrude Conaway Vanderbilt Professor of English and president of the professional support...

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From barbecue to Burt, Southern lit conference covers the gamut

Mar. 21, 2012—More than 150 professors and graduate students from across the nation with expertise in Southern writing and related topics will gather in Nashville March 29-31 for the Society for the Study of Southern Literature’s biannual conference.

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Symposium explores dynamic relationship between poet and translator

Mar. 19, 2012—A distinguished writer noted for his leadership in the translation and preservation of ancient Vietnamese poetry is among those featured at Vanderbilt’s two-day “L’invitation au voyage”: A Symposium on Poetry and Translation. John Balaban will deliver the opening address, “On Translating Vietnamese Poetry,” from 1 to 2:30 p.m. on March 23 at the Bishop Joseph...

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Documentary ‘Jahaji Music: India in the Caribbean’ screens March 20

Mar. 15, 2012—From the mid-19th century, Indian laborers arrived in the Caribbean on boats, bringing a few belongings and their music with them, launching the beginnings of a remarkable cultural practice. Surabhi Sharma’s documentary Jahaji Music: India in the Caribbean follows pop/rock/Indian/fusion recording artist Remo Fernandes as he travels to the Islands to discover the rhythms of India...

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Symposium explores ties between sustainability and creative writing

Feb. 22, 2012—The Vanderbilt Creative Writing Spring Symposium will take place Thursday, Feb. 23 at Vanderbilt University's Buttrick Hall. Poets Alison Hawthorne Deming and John Lane will lead the discussion on sustainability as applied to creative writing.

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