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In Conversation with Billy Collins

Sep. 1, 2011—The former U.S. poet laureate discusses his upcoming Vanderbilt residency and the importance of a poem’s ‘shape’ In the opinion of poet Billy Collins, poetry needs to be everywhere. “I think ambushing people with poems on billboards, buses, the radio and other places outside the library will help bring readers back to the shelves at...

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Poet Billy Collins to be in residence at Vanderbilt in September

Aug. 18, 2011—Acclaimed poet Billy Collins will spend a two-week residency at Vanderbilt University this fall, visiting with students, lecturing on poetry as part of Vanderbilt’s Saturday University and giving a public reading.

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Summer Fun

Jun. 2, 2011—Art, food, culture and adventure await you on Vanderbilt's campus.

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Stripped Away

Jun. 2, 2011—There are any number of circumstances in which people can effectively lose some or most of their basic rights, says Colin Dayan, the Robert Penn Warren Professor in the Humanities. In her new research, Dayan argues that the law has been refined so that it can be used to deny the very rights it’s presumably there to protect.

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Kudos

Jun. 2, 2011—Read about Vanderbilt faculty, staff, student and alumni's latest awards, appointments and achievements

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Mark Schoenfield: “Love, Death, and Form in the Modern Sonnet”

May. 17, 2011—Watch video from the May 4 Thinking Out of the Lunchbox event. Mark Schoenfield, professor of English, spoke on “Love, Death, and Form in the Modern Sonnet.” Since the Renaissance, the sonnet has been an especially beloved form for the writers and readers of English poetry, and if these 14 lines monuments to a moment...

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Expert on 75th anniversary of Gone With the Wind

May. 10, 2011—Michael Kreyling, a scholar of Southern literature at Vanderbilt, is available to discuss the pros and cons of the much-debated American classic by Margaret Mitchell.

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Writer Etgar Keret to speak at Vanderbilt

Mar. 25, 2011—Keret’s work, noted for its dark, tragicomic sensibility, has been translated into 22 languages.

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“Meanwhile, back at the ranch . . .”: What scholars can learn from novelists – and journalists – about storytelling

Feb. 25, 2011—Watch video of the Feb. 24 talk by Adam Hochschild, author and journalist, titled “‘Meanwhile, Back at the Ranch . . .’: What Scholars Can Learn from Novelists–and Journalists–about Storytelling.” Hochschild is an award-winning author of six books, including King Leopold’s Ghost: A Story of Greed, Terror, and Heroism in Colonial Africa and Bury the Chains:...

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Writer Adam Hochschild to speak at Vanderbilt University Feb. 24 about the impact of storytelling in historical and scholarly writing

Feb. 11, 2011—Writer and journalist Adam Hochschild will give a lecture titled “’Meanwhile, Back at the Ranch . . .’: What Scholars Can Learn from Novelists – and Journalists – about Storytelling,” on Thursday, Feb. 24, at 7 p.m. in Room 114 Furman Hall on the Vanderbilt University campus.  The lecture is free and open to the...

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Documentary on rock ‘n’ roll pioneer Sam Phillips to be screened at Vanderbilt Feb. 9

Jan. 26, 2011—A documentary about seminal American musical figure Sam Phillips will be screened Feb. 9 at Vanderbilt University, with writer Peter Guralnick speaking after the presentation. The free showing of Sam Phillips: The Man Who Invented Rock ‘n’ Roll, part of the International Lens series at Vanderbilt, is 7 p.m. in Sarratt Cinema on campus. The...

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Public lecture series at Vanderbilt features renowned Civil War scholars

Jan. 20, 2011—U.S. Civil War scholars from across the nation will speak at Vanderbilt University this spring on a variety of themes, including the war’s impact on Nashville, during a series of public lectures.

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