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Marlon James' A Brief History of Seven Killings

Zoya Haroon '15

In Kingston, Jamaica, on December 3, 1976, days before the influential Smile Jamaica Concert, unknown gunmen burst into Bob Marley’s home with machine guns and shot at Marley, his wife, and his manager. Marlon James’ third novel, A Brief History of Seven Killings, deals with the legacy of violence spawned by that day in 1976... READ MORE
A Welcome From Your Newsletter Editors

Molly Sowash '16

The coffee’s brewing, the treats are baking, and the English Department is buzzing with the start of a new year. Before the weeks start flying by, it’s my honor to introduce this semester’s editors for The Words...READ MORE
Word Play: October 2014

Allison Goldfarb '15

This month’s Word Play features “Why do lost daughters make famous fathers?” by Alex Morrall ‘15...READ MORE
Welcome Back, Peter Bognanni

Sarah Richman '16

Last spring, the American Academy in Rome awarded the Rome Prize to one of our own, Professor Peter Bognanni. The Rome Prize allows a select group of artists and scholars to hone their craft over the course of a year in Rome. After a year of living and writing in Italy, Bognanni says that it “feels really good to be back”...READ MORE
Real Talk: Summer Reading

Allison Dobscha '15

What do English majors do when they're not in class?  They keep reading!  English majors tell us about their favorite summer reads in our latest Real Talk video...READ MORE
English Department Events
October 3rd - Daisy Hernandez Reading and Q&A, Cultural House
October 7th - Voices for Victory, Fort Snelling 6:00 pm
October 9th- English Evening at the Theater, Guthrie Theater
October 29th- Halloween Treat Night, Student Lounge 4:30 pm
Newsletter Staff
Senior Editor
     Allison Dobscha '15
Associate Editors

     Zoya Haroon '15
     Sarah Richman '16
     Molly Sowash '16
Contributing Editor
     Allison Goldfarb '15
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