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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

03/07/14 by

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 …

Clark University Psychology Professor to Speak on Emerging Adulthood

Jeffrey Jensen Arnett, a research professor in the psychology department at Clark University, will give a lecture titled “Emerging Adulthood: The New Life Stage from Age 18 to 25” on Feb. 11 at 4:30 p.m. in Rehm Library at the …

English Professor Collaborates with French Poet and Artist to Create Miniature Book and Sculpture

In September 2013, the visual arts and literature intersected thanks to Maurice Géracht, Stephen J. Prior Professor of Humanities in the English department. A book of hours and an accompanying sculpture titled “Heure” were produced by the L’Atelier Des Grames …

Students Have Opportunity to Explore Non-Profit Career Options at Conference

More than 30 Holy Cross students from all four class years will take part in the 8th annual Non-Profit Careers Conference being held on campus from Jan. 13 to 17. Sponsored by the College’s Donelan Office of Community-Based Learning and …

Scholarly Connections: Professor-Student Team and the Links Between Medieval Poem, Political Commentary

11/25/13 by

English Professor James Kee brought a lifetime of interest and experience when he spent part of the summer assisting English major Chase Padusniak ‘15 with his summer research project, titled “The Will to Charity: The Movement of the Will in …

Pulitzer Prize Winner Junot Diaz to Give Reading as Part of the Working Writers Series

Junot Diaz, an award-winning Dominican-American creative writer, will give a reading as part of the Working Writers Series on Thursday, Nov. 21 at 7:30 p.m. in Rehm Library at the College of the Holy Cross. The event, sponsored by the …

Holy Cross’ Alternate College Theatre Performs “How I Learned to Drive”

11/14/13 by

The College of the Holy Cross’ Alternate College Theatre (ACT) will present “How I Learned to Drive,” written by Paula Vogel and directed by Elizabeth Mason ’14, in Fenwick Theatre, located on the second floor of O’Kane Hall. The performances …

English Major Featured in Holy Cross Magazine

Three-sport athlete Dylan Villescas ’14 of Las Cruces, N.M., slowed down long enough for Holy Cross Magazine to chat with him about life on the Hill, how he beats the Southwest heat when he’s home and why he’d like to have …

Maurice Géracht Profiled in Holy Cross Magazine’s Fall Issue

Holy Cross faculty bring deep devotion-and often international acclaim-to their educational mission on the Hill. This summer, for example, Maurice Géracht drew scholars and researchers from around the world to campus for the 2013 International Word and Image conference, “Re-Readings …

28 Holy Cross Students Inducted into Jesuit Honor Society

11/01/13 by

Twenty-eighty students from the class of 2014 at the College of the Holy Cross were inducted into Alpha Sigma Nu, the Jesuit honor society, on October 27. Alpha Sigma Nu seeks out students at Jesuit institutions of higher learning who …

Working Writers Series Presents Pulitzer Prize Finalist Lee Martin

10/07/13 by

Author Lee Martin will be holding two events on Thursday, October 24 as part of the Working Writers Series. The first is a discussion of the writer’s craft, to be held in Fenwick 330 at 3:30 p.m. The second is …