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National Best-Selling Author Julianna Baggott Named Jenks Chair at Holy Cross

06/27/14 by

Critically acclaimed, national bestselling author Julianna Baggott has been named the new William H.P. Jenks Chair in Contemporary American Letters at the College of the Holy Cross. In addition to teaching duties in the English department, she will work to …

‘Dunbar awarded grant to write, record’

Union Leader | Foster’s Daily Democrat

Michael Dunbar, member of the class of 2015, has recently garnered attention from multiple media outlets, including The Union Leader, New Hampshire’s state wide newspaper, as well as Foster’s Daily Democrat, regarding his summer research. Dunbar, who is an English …

English Professor Receives NEH Summer Stipend to Study Postwar Asian-American Artist

The National Endowment for the Humanities has awarded Leila Philip, associate professor of English at Holy Cross, a summer stipend in the amount of $6,000. This is her second award from the NEH; her first was a yearlong Research Fellowship …

English Professor Draws Link Between Shakespearean Play and Ignatius’ Spiritual Exercises

A popular question in Shakespearean studies today is whether or not Shakespeare grew up Catholic. And if he did, were there Catholic texts that influenced his writing? These questions are of particular interest to Lee Oser, professor of English at …

‘Men’s Anger, Women’s Fear — How Do We Change These Scripts?’

WBUR

A regular contributor to WBUR’s Cognoscenti, Leah Hager Cohen, W.H. Jenks Chair in Contemporary American Letters at the College of the Holy Cross, and acclaimed nonfiction writer and novelist, offers her thoughts on what we do and do not say …

‘Leah Hager Cohen: By the Book’

The New York Times

The New York Times sits down with critically acclaimed nonfiction writer and novelist, and the Jenks Chair of Contemporary American Letters at the College of the Holy Cross, Leah Hager Cohen to talk about books—books that have made her furious, …

Four Holy Cross Students Accepted into Teaching Assistant Program in France

Four members of the Holy Cross Class of 2014 have been accepted into the Teaching Assistant Program in France, a seven-month assistantship that will have them teaching English to French-speaking students. The program is sponsored by the Higher Education Department …

Holy Cross Senior Theatre Majors Plan to Take on New Stages Post-Graduation

05/08/14 by

Two College of the Holy Cross’ senior theatre majors, Shannon LoCascio ’14 and Patrick Simas ’14, will continue their passion for acting in distinguished acting programs next year. LoCascio has been accepted to the London Academy of Music and Dramatic …

Blog: Students Describe Impact of Community-Based Learning

Through coursework, Holy Cross students address some of the community's pressing issues

WHO’S BLOGGING The Community-Based Learning interns: Rachel Greenberg ’15, an English major with a women’s and gender studies concentration from Irvine, Calif.; Jake Medina ’16, an economics major from Avon, Conn.; Cindy Nguyen ’15, a philosophy and political science double …

‘Why I Sent My “Typical” Kids To A Preschool For Autistic Children’

WBUR

In a recent article for WBUR’s Cognoscenti,  Leah Hager Cohen, critically acclaimed nonfiction writer and novelist, and the Jenks Chair of Contemporary American Letters at the College of the Holy Cross, shares her reasons and experience with sending her children …

Acclaimed Author Leah Hager Cohen to Give Reading from New Novel ‘No Book but the World’

04/16/14 by

Leah Hager Cohen, critically acclaimed nonfiction writer and novelist and the Jenks Chair of Contemporary American Letters at the College of the Holy Cross, will give a reading from her new novel “No Book but the World” on Thursday, April …

Assistant Professor of English Receives Grant to Pursue Groundbreaking Project in Transgender Historical Research

04/15/14 by

K.J. Rawson, assistant professor of English at the College of the Holy Cross, was one of seven winners of the 2013-14 American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) Digital Innovation Fellowship. He received an $84,700 grant to pursue his project entitled …

Author Siri Hustvedt to give Annual “Vocation of the Writer” Lecture

Siri Hustvedt, American novelist and essayist, will give a lecture as part of the Working Writers Series at 7:30 p.m. in Rehm Library.  The event, co-sponsored by the English department’s Creative Writing Program and the Rev. Michael C. McFarland, S.J. …

Acclaimed Author Leah Hager Cohen Appointed as Distinguished Writer in Residence

Professor's new novel 'No Book But the World' to be released April 3

03/24/14 by

Leah Hager Cohen, critically acclaimed nonfiction writer and novelist, has been appointed Distinguished Writer in Residence at the College of the Holy Cross. Cohen has served as the Jenks Chair of Contemporary American Letters at the College for the last …

New York Times Columnist to Give Annual Jenks Chair Lecture

Samuel G. Freedman, an award-winning author, columnist, and professor, will give a reading as part of the Working Writers Series on Thursday, March 27 at 7:30 p.m. in Rehm Library at the College of the Holy Cross. The event, sponsored …

Instagram: Denton ’16 Shares Day-to-Day Beauty of Holy Cross

NAME Allison Denton ’16 HOMETOWN West Hartford, Conn. STUDIES English and Spanish double major WHY SHE CHOSE HOLY CROSS “I wanted to go to a school with a strong sense of community. When I visited Holy Cross, the campus felt …

Award Winning Poet Gail Mazur to Give Reading as Part of the Working Writers Series

Poet Gail Mazur will give a reading as part of the Working Writers Series at 7:30 p.m. in Levis Browsing Room in Dinand Library.  The event, sponsored by the English department’s Creative Writing Program, is free and open to the …

‘Go Ahead, Let Your Kids Play Hooky’

WBUR’s Cognoscenti

In a recent piece for WBUR’s Cognoscenti , Leah Hager Cohen, award-winning author and the College of the Holy Cross Jenks Chair of Contemporary American Letters, explains why taking a day off from school can be educational. She writes, “My …

Holy Cross professor brings Catholic perspective to second novel

Telegram & Gazette

Lee Oser, professor of English at the College of the Holy Cross, sits down with the Telegram & Gazette to discuss his forthcoming book “The Oracles Fell Silent”. Reporter Bronnie Kush writes, the book has “many of the ingredients that …

The Working Writers Series Presents Award-Winning Writer Peter Trachtenberg

Peter Trachtenberg, an award-winning writer, will present a reading on Thursday, Feb. 20 at 7:30 p.m. in the Rehm Library at the College of the Holy Cross. The event, which is free and open to the public, is sponsored by …