Jillian Weise is comfortable with words. She’s comfortable with writing them, accepting them, and rejecting them. Some words she uses to describe herself: provocative, disabled and amputee. Some words she rejects: inspirational, courageous and brave. As associate professor of creative writing at Clemson she spends her days gently encouraging students - many who don’t consider themselves poets or even writers - to fully open their minds and hearts to words.
For two weeks in September, Charissa Fryberger taught English in a remote city in East Kazakhstan that still bears oppressive reminders of the Soviet Union: drab bloc housing, rickety trams and mining operations that choke the air. Still Fryberger, a Clemson graduate student and English composition instructor, cherished the experience. “It’s a great gift to […]
Cameron Bushnell is looking to collaborate. Beginning her third year as director of the Pearce Center for Professional Communication, Bushnell wants to work with more Clemson University colleges and departments to improve students’ communication skills. “I firmly believe that writing is a key element to helping Clemson students prepare for meaningful work and lives in […]
Award-winning poets Jillian Weise and Julia Koets will read at this year’s Writers’ Harvest, a Clemson University benefit for Paw Pantry and Loaves & Fishes. The event takes place at 7 p.m. on Nov. 14 in the Self Auditorium at the Visitor's Center, 230 Kappa St. at Clemson University.
Vernon Burton, the Judge Matthew J. Perry Jr. Distinguished Professor of History at Clemson University, will host a “Lincoln’s Unfinished Work” conference Nov. 28 through Dec. 1. Registration is required and is open to the public for the free, three-day conference that will bring more than 35 internationally renowned scholars to the Clemson University campus to explore the many dimensions of Lincoln and his legacy in current-day American society.
Renowned poet Susan Stewart, best-selling author Richard Rothstein and Cherokee history expert Tom Hatley are among the speakers who will visit Clemson University during the fall 2018 semester to discuss topics in the humanities.
When she got the big news, Aga Skrodzka was in her garage mixing organic fertilizer for her hydrangeas. An email on her smart phone had arrived from Poland, notifying Skrodzka that she had been awarded a prestigious Fulbright Scholar fellowship. Skrodzka, an associate professor of film and media studies, and recent associate chair in the […]
Editor’s note: This is the latest installment in our series of “Student Affairs Talk” podcasts. In it, Communications Director for Student Affairs Philip Sikes visits with various leaders from the staff and student communities. This week’s featured guest is Clemson junior Thomas Marshall III. — Thomas Marshall III is all set to begin his junior […]
CLEMSON — Susanna Ashton, chair of the English department at Clemson University, has received a national award for her recent book on Charles W. Chesnutt. Chesnutt (1858-1932) was one of the most influential African-American writers of the 19th and early 20th centuries. Ashton co-edited “Approaches to Teaching the Works of Charles W. Chesnutt” with Bill Hardwig, […]
CLEMSON – Rhondda Robinson Thomas has been named the new Calhoun Lemon Professor of Literature at Clemson University. Thomas is an associate professor in the Department of English who specializes in early African-American and American Literature. A sixth-generation South Carolinian, she has served on the Clemson faculty for a decade. “Dr. Thomas is superbly qualified […]
Michael LeMahieu, an associate professor of English at Clemson University, has been awarded a 2018 Fellowship from the American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS). The ACLS chose LeMahieu as one of 78 fellows out of a field of nearly 1,150 applicants this year. The prestigious award comes with $50,000 to support his full-time research on […]
Strong advocate. Born and raised in Norway, this Tiger taught at the University of Bergen and the IT University of Copenhagen before he moved to America. Today, he is not only a respected member of Clemson’s faculty — he represents them as the newly inducted president of the Faculty Senate. Meet Jan Holmevik. Title: Associate […]
Paul Beatty, National Book Critics Circle Award-winner and the first American to win the Man Booker Prize, will headline the 11th annual Clemson University Literary Festival, which runs April 4-6. His talk will take place from 8 to 9 p.m. Thursday, April 5, 100 Brackett Hall on campus.
Rhondda Robinson Thomas, associate professor of English at Clemson University, has received a $50,000 Whiting Public Engagement Fellowship. Thomas will use the award to broadly share the university’s history through a museum exhibition called “Black Clemson: From Enslavement to Integration,” which will travel to 10 sites across South Carolina over two years.
Through the creation of two scholarship endowments, Professor Emeritus John L. Idol has created new opportunities for aspiring students of English and creative writing. The John and Marjorie South Idol Endowed Scholarship in English will provide one need-based or merit-based scholarship to a Clemson student majoring in English, and the John and Marjorie South Idol […]