Category: Literature

Laila Lalami columnist for The Nation to headline CSWS NW Women Writers Symposium

Laila Lalami will be our keynote speaker for the 7th annual CSWS Northwest Women Writers Symposium on April 25. Her keynote talk is titled “The Border and Its Meaning: Forgotten Stories.” Details: http://csws.uoregon.edu/2018nwws/
In an addition to being an award-winning novelist and a Pulitzer finalist, Lalami writes the “Between the Lines” column for The Nation.
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Ana-Maurine Lara’s poetry book a finalist for Lambda Literary Award

March 6, 2018—Kohnjehr Woman, a book of poetry by Ana-Maurine Lara, has been nominated as a finalist for the 30th Annual Lambda Literary Awards.
Lara, an assistant professor of anthropology at the University of Oregon and a CSWS faculty affiliate, is an award-winning poet and fiction writer whose novels include Erzulie’s Skirt (RedBone Press 2006) and […]

Novelist Susan Choi to visit campus

[ May 14, 2018; 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm. ] Knight Library
Browsing Room
1501 Kincaid St.
UO campus

Novelist Susan Choi will visit campus and give a public reading on May 14 at 4:00 in the Browsing Room, Knight Library. Please save the date and encourage your students to attend! Choi teaches English at Yale University and is the author of The Foreign Student (1998); American Woman (2003); A Person of Interest (2008); and My Education (2013). American Woman was a finalist for the 2004 […]

New Book by Mai-Lin Cheng: “British Romanticism and the Literature of Human Interest”

A new book by CSWS faculty affiliate Mai-Lin Cheng “explores the importance to Romantic literature of a concept of human interest.” British Romanticism and the Literature of Human Interest was published in December 2017 by Bucknell University Press and co-published by Rowman & Littlefield. It is part of Bucknell’s Series in Transits: Literature, Thought & […]

In Memory: Ursula K. Le Guin

January 23, 2018—Like so many others, we are saddened to learn of the passing on Monday of the great writer Ursula K. Le Guin. The news came through a breaking news announcement in the New York Times.
Ursula Le Guin has been a friend to CSWS, appearing as the keynote speaker at our 2013 40th Anniversary […]

Amalia Gladhart Awarded NEA Literature Translation Fellowship

The National Endowment for the Arts recently announced that Amalia Gladhart, a professor of Spanish and Head of the UO Department of Romance Languages, will receive a National Endowment for the Arts Literature Translation Fellowship, one of 22 literature translation fellowships for fiscal year 2018. Gladhart will translate Jaguars’ Tomb, a work of Angélica Gorodischer.
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