John Robert Smith has been appointed interim director of the World Cinema program at Clemson University. Smith, who will serve as interim director for two years, hopes to attract more students to the program. He also wants to create more courses and provide opportunities for internships and studying abroad, all with an eye to boosting the career prospects of graduates. “I want to see graduates get jobs they love,” Smith said.
Prolific Irish writer and outspoken Brexit critic Fintan O’Toole will visit Clemson University on Monday, April 8, to discuss Britain’s historic rupture with the European Union.
The Clemson Literary Festival recently received a $3,000 grant from South Carolina Humanities and the South Carolina Arts Commission to defray the cost of bringing nationally known writers to the annual event.
Clemson University English professors Michael LeMahieu and Rhondda Robinson Thomas will receive support from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) through the agency’s latest round of grants and fellowships.
Former Charleston Mayor Joseph P. Riley Jr. served as the featured guest at the first joint reception hosted by the Clemson Architectural Foundation and the Humanities Advancement Board. As noted by Richard E. Goodstein, dean of the College of Architecture, Arts and Humanities, “One of the promises of the College when it was founded in […]
Guest scholars will discuss poetry, world cinema, women’s activism and the works of Andy Warhol this spring at Clemson University as a part of the Humanities Hub series of speakers. Among the distinguished guests will be Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Tyehimba Jess, who is headlining the 12th annual Clemson Literary Festival.
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 […]
For best-selling author Eric Foner, the “Second Founding” came about thanks to post-Civil War amendments, a concept he’ll be discussing during his opening night keynote on Wednesday, Nov. 28, as part of the Lincoln’s Unfinished Work conference at Clemson
Segregation in America’s cities didn’t come about accidentally, Richard Rothstein writes in his best-selling book “The Color of Law.” Residential segregation was an official policy of local and federal governments in the mid-20th century, Rothstein asserts. Rothstein will visit Clemson University to discuss his book at 4 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 15 in the Lee Hall […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]