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August 1, 2020
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A conversation with Dan Chirot about his new book ‘You Say You Want a Revolution,’ exploring radical idealism

Those who wish for revolution should be wary, a new book by Dan Chirot warns; they might come to regret that wish should revolution become a violent reality. Chirot is a professor in the University of Washington Jackson School of … Continue reading

December 3, 2019
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Why we’re so emotionally invested in the semicolon

In new book, alum Cecelia Watson examines history of punctuation’s polarizing mark “The semicolon is a place where our anxieties and our aspirations about language, class and education are concentrated, so that in this small mark big ideas are distilled … Continue reading

October 15, 2018
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Author Charles Johnson — with new story collection ‘Night Hawks’ out — discusses the anatomy of a short story

Charles Johnson, University of Washington professor emeritus of English and award-winning author, has released a new book of short stories, his fourth. The dozen stories in “Night Hawks,” published this month by Scribner, range from realism to light science fiction, … Continue reading

June 24, 2018
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‘Unscripted America’: Rivett explores Native American linguistic contributions to American literature

Sarah Rivett, an associate professor of English and American studies at Princeton University, specializes in early American and transatlantic literature, religion and indigenous history.  

June 10, 2018
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New book ‘City Unsilenced’ explores protest and public space

Jeff Hou is a professor of landscape architecture and adjunct professor of urban design and planning in the University of Washington’s College of Built Environments. His research, teaching and practice focus on community design, design activism, cross-cultural learning and engaging … Continue reading