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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

May 26, 2018
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Frymer discusses ‘Building an American Empire’

Paul Frymer, a professor of politics at Princeton University and the director of the Program in Law and Public Affairs at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, studies democratic representation in the United States. His particular interests … Continue reading

May 10, 2018
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Arthur Koestlers „Sonnenfinsternis“ (1940) erstmals im Originaltext erschienen – Spektakulärer Fund eines Kasseler Germanisten

Das bekannteste Buch des Schriftstellers Arthur Koestler erscheint fast 80 Jahre nach der Erstauflage erstmals im deutschen Originaltext. Ein verschollenes Manuskript des Romans „Sonnenfinsternis“, das 2015 von einem Doktoranden der Universität Kassel entdeckt worden war, dient als Grundlage der Neuausgabe. … Continue reading

April 17, 2018
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The Female Romantic poets who used opium for its “tranquilising power”

Opium use by Samuel Taylor Coleridge is said to have inspired the fantastical Asiatic landscape in his epic poem Kubla Khan. Thomas De Quincy described his drug-induced visions in Confessions of an English Opium Eater.

March 28, 2018
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Indiskrete Fiktionen

Der Freiburger Germanist Johannes Franzen veröffentlicht seine Dissertation zum „Schlüsselroman“ Der Schlüsselroman bezeichnet eine als eher fragwürdig angesehene literarische Gattung: Er provoziert die Wiedererkennbarkeit realer Personen hinter scheinbar fiktiven Figuren. Daher kann er als Instrument des Ausplauderns intimer Details und … Continue reading