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 […]
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 professor, English […]
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 […]
When this Tiger, a hard core exercise enthusiast, developed a rare medical condition that left him very close to death, he called his family — his Clemson Family. And they came through.
For many Clemson English students, this Tiger is thought of as not only an educator, but as a beloved lifelong friend.
Some of Clemson University’s most-honored fiction writers and poets will read at Writers’ Harvest, a campus benefit for Loaves & Fishes and Paw Pantry at 6 p.m. Nov. 14 in Lee Hall 2-111. The list of performers includes Keith Lee Morris, Caroline Young, Will Stockton and Mike Pulley. Faculty will be joined on stage by this year’s winners of the Writers’ Harvest Student Reader Awards.
This fall, South Carolina Humanities presented Governor’s Awards to two esteemed members of the Clemson Family, Professor Vernon Burton and Professor Emerita Dixie Goswami. Burton and Goswami were honored at a luncheon ceremony Oct. 19 in Columbia, along with Karen Alexander, CEO of The Auntie Karen Foundation, and Betty Jo Rhea, former mayor of Rock […]
Clemson University students and English professor Rhondda Thomas are traveling to Charlottesville, Virginia — the site of a deadly racial clash this summer — to participate in a symposium about the history of slavery at U.S. universities.
Back in the early 2000s, Lisa Bennett was a secondary education major at Clemson who had no way of knowing that one of her coworkers at a video rental store would go on to found one of the most successful educator development organizations in Zambia. Lusungu Sibande was just another employee in the trenches with […]
The College of Architecture, Arts and Humanities has appointed new leadership in five academic departments. “I am pleased to welcome these new academic leaders,” said Richard Goodstein, dean of the college. “Three are new to the university, and two are new to the role of chair. I am very excited about the talent, experience and […]
For Miriam McEwen college was the chance to better herself and elevate her position in life. She created opportunities, strived to share her story with others through written word and found her voice so that she could make a difference. After Friday’s graduation ceremony she will be the submissions manager for Chattooga Conservancy's magazine, The Chattooga Quarterly.
Cynthia Haynes, professor of English and director of first-year composition at Clemson, has won the Rhetoric Society of America’s (RSA) annual book prize for the best new work in rhetorical study.