The English Department is sad to announce the passing of T. S. Eliot scholar and emeritus professor Grover Smith, who taught at Duke for over 40 years. His obituary can be found in the News and Observer, linked here.
Joseph Luzzi (Bard College) Reading from My Two Italies Thursday Sept 11, 2014 5 pm McClendon Commons (map link) Book Sales and Reception follow Sponsored by the English Department, Romance Studies, and Cultural Anthropology Read an excerpt from My Two Italies here! http://josephluzzi.com/
First Manic Caravan Reading for Fall 2014 Sommer Browning & Laura Jaramillo Saturday, October 18, 2014 8 pm (location tba) Sommer Browning writes poems, draws comics, and tells jokes. She is the author of two collections published by Birds, LLC, BACKUP SINGERS (2014) and EITHER WAY I'M CELEBRATING (2011), as…
To write that essential book, a great writer does not need to invent it but merely to translate it, since it already exists in each one of us. The duty and task of a writer are those of translator. -Marcel Proust