Professor of English Nabil Matar describes the upcoming international conference he is organizing, Shared Cultural Spaces: Islam and the West in the Arts and Sciences, on campus February 24 through 26. Matar received a $170,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities to fund the conference, which will "explore ways that Muslim contributions to literature, science, art, and architecture have influenced and helped build the foundation for those disciplines in the West."
December 2010 Archives
CLA Winton Chair Nuruddin Farah, who is being hosted by the Department of English, is featured in the December 13 New Yorker with an excerpt from his forthcoming novel Crossbones. The piece is entitled "Young Thing." Farah, a Somali who resides in South Africa, is the author of ten novels, a nonfiction book, and numerous articles and stories in English.
Associate Professor David Treuer reviews the new history The Killing of Crazy Horse by Thomas Powers in the Sunday December 12 Washington Post. "More than the story of Crazy Horse or the battles between two implacable foes," Treuer writes, "Powers gives us a portrait of a place - a portrait done in the blood of the heartland."
Department of English Course Coordinator Michael Walsh has received a CLA Outstanding Service Award. This recognition includes a monetary award and a certificate of appreciation, which will be presented by CLA Dean James Parente, Jr., at the CLA Staff Appreciation Ceremony on Tuesday, December 14, 2010. The ceremony takes place from 2:30 to 4:30 pm, in Memorial Hall at the McNamara Alumni Center. Outstanding Service Awards are intended to recognize employees and work groups who make outstanding contributions to the objectives of their units and/or the college, and who consistently achieve high performance in carrying out the responsibilities of their positions. Congratulations!