News and Upcoming Events

Summer 2017 ETS 119-1: Sounds of Protest and Change: Literature of the American Civil Rights Movement
May 19, 2017
MoTuWeTh 2:00-3:45p.m. | Dr. Meina Yates-Richard How did the Civil Rights and Black Power Movements impact American literature?
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Faculty and PhD candidate receive Humanities Center fellowships
May 17, 2017
Dr. Mike Goode (Associate Professor) will be a Faculty Fellow in Spring 2018; T.J. West (PhD candidate) will be a Dissertation Fellow in 2017-2018.
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PhD students chosen for teaching awards
May 16, 2017
Evan Hixon and T.J. West have received Outstanding TA Awards; Amy Burnette and T.J. West have received James Elson Teaching Awards
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MAYmester ETS 410-5: Ghosts, Money, and Monsters in the Victorian Short Story
May 16, 2017
MTWTF 8 a.m.-noon | Dr. Claudia Klaver When it comes to weird, we have NOTHING on the Victorians.
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PhD candidate receives inaugural Hughes Memorial Fellowship
May 12, 2017
Adam Kozaczka will continue work on his dissertation with the fellowship this summer.
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ETS Majors chosen as Remembrance Scholars
May 11, 2017
Zainab Abdali and Jacob Gedetsis will be honored in October
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ETS Major Named a CFSA Young Research Fellow
May 9, 2017
Natalia Rice, a freshman, will be one of four students in the pilot fellowship program.
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Dana Spiotta receives the John Updike Award
May 9, 2017
Spiotta will be honored at the American Academy of Arts and Letter's annual Ceremonial this month.
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ETS Majors receive Rossman Scholarships
May 8, 2017
Jacob Gedetsis and Julia Leyden are first-time awardees; Zainab Abdali is a second-time awardee.
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Faculty featured in College humanities research update
May 5, 2017
Drs. Roger Hallas and Stephanie Shirilan discuss the importance of humanities research at the College of Arts and Sciences.
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ETS Major Receives Chayat Award
May 4, 2017
Linnea Nordgren, a dual ETS and TRF major, will continue to dedicate herself to the arts after graduation.
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ETS Major Elected President of Syracuse Chapter of Delta Kappa Alpha
May 3, 2017
Duncan Lambden is the first ETS major to serve in the position.
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Raymond Carver Reading Series 2016-2017 concludes with novelist Fiona Maazel
Apr 26, 2017
Maazel, Visiting Writer in the Syracuse University MFA Program in Creative Writing, speaks on Wednesday, April 26.
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2017 ETS Undergraduate Conference
Apr 21, 2017
The annual conference will be held on Friday, April 21
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PhD Defense Announcement: Sarah Barkin
Apr 6, 2017
Barkin's dissertation it titled “The Civil Contract of Documentary: Israel, Palestine, and the Political Aesthetics of Intersubjective Witnessing, 2000-2017.”
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Raymond Carver Reading Series continues with poet and novelist Laura Kasischke
Apr 5, 2017
Kasischke, Spring 2017 Richard Elman Visiting Writer in the College of Arts and Sciences, visits Wednesday, April 5.
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Fall ETS 170: American Cinema, From Beginnings to Present
Apr 3, 2017
A brand-new lecture course from Dr. Will Scheibel
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Fall ETS 174: World Literature, Beginnings to 1000 C.E. Dr. Harvey Teres
Apr 3, 2017
A class from Dr. Harvey Teres asking, "What are the origins of world literature?"
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Meet April's Alumni of the Month: Sawyer Kemp
Apr 3, 2017
Kemp graduated from the ETS program in 2011 and is now at PhD candidate at UC-Davis.
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CFP: Spring 2017 ETS Undergraduate Conference
Apr 2, 2017
Submissions are due April 2.
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Raymond Carver Reading Series continues with poet C. Dale Young
Mar 22, 2017
Young visits Wednesday, March 22.
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ETS holds Career Workshop on March 6
Mar 6, 2017
Find out what careers to pursue with an ETS degree.
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Raymond Carver Reading Series continues with poet Ross Gay
Mar 1, 2017
Gay visits Wednesday, March 1.
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George Saunders’ First Novel, Debuts at No. 1 on New York Times Bestseller List
Feb 24, 2017
Saunders' ‘Lincoln in the Bardo’ premiered on February 14.
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Dana Spiotta named a finalist in 2016 Los Angeles Times Book Prizes
Feb 23, 2017
Spiotta's novel, Innocents and Others, is a finalist in the Fiction category.
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Raymond Carver Reading Series continues with novelist Alexander Chee
Feb 15, 2017
Chee, Spring 2017 Don McNaughton Reader in the College of Arts and Sciences, visits Wednesday, February 15.
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Raymond Carver Reading Series welcomes novelist Eleanor Henderson
Feb 1, 2017
Henderson, our Spring 2017 Visiting Writer, visits campus on Wednesday, February 1.
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Meina F.K. Yates-Richard wins 2016 Norman Foerster Prize
Jan 12, 2017
The prize was awarded for her essay is “‘WHAT IS YOUR MOTHER’S NAME?’: Maternal Disavowal and the Reverberating Aesthetic of Black Women’s Pain in Black Nationalist Literature.”
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Spring ETS 153-2, Interpretation of Fiction with Claudia Klaver
Jan 5, 2017
TuTh 9:30-10:50am | How do stories shape relations between the self, the other, and the world?
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Roger Hallas Awarded Howard Foundation Fellowship
Dec 16, 2016
He will use the grant to complete book exploring the intersection between photography and a documentary film. (more)
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Stephanie Shirilan receives CNY Book Award
Dec 14, 2016
She received the 2016 award in the Non-Fiction category for her monograph Robert Burton and the Transformative Power of Melancholy (more).
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Summer Study Abroad, Jack the Ripper and His Legacy
Nov 22, 2016

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ETS hold Open House on November 2
Nov 2, 2016
Come learn about the ETS major and minor, meet faculty members, check out spring courses, and discover much more about opportunities in ETS!
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Maymester ETS 410, Victorian Poetry of Love and Desire
May 11, 2016

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Maymester ETS 410, Victorian Poetry of Love and Desire
May 11, 2016

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ETS CONFERENCE SCHEDULE
Apr 15, 2016

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Thursday April 14, Carly A. Kocurek: “Push to Reject: Games, Gamers, and the Legacy of Coin-Op”
Apr 9, 2016

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ETS Senior Alice Blank Selected as Syracuse University Scholar
Apr 7, 2016

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Kait Hobson chosen as a Fulbright scholar for 2016-17
Mar 28, 2016

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George Saunders featured in The New Yorker
Feb 5, 2016

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Elissa Schappell Wraps Up Raymond Carver Reading Series
Dec 9, 2015
Novelist and a columnist and contributing editor for Vanity Fair, Elissa Schappell, will give the last reading for the fall semester in the Carver Series.
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On Nov. 4 Mary Karr participates in Raymond Carver Reading Series.
Nov 4, 2015
Mary Karr, an acclaimed poet and memoirist, continues this year’s Carver Series.
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Novelist Daniel Torday carries on Raymond Carver Reading Series on Oct. 14.
Oct 14, 2015
M.F.A. graduate, Daniel Torday, returns to Syracuse for Carver Series.
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Raymond Carver Reading Series Continues with Poet Tom Sleigh on Sept. 30.
Sep 29, 2015
Acclaimed poet, essayist, and dramatist Tom Sleigh visits Syracuse for Carver Series.
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Syracuse University Human Rights Film Festival takes place Sept. 24-26.
Sep 24, 2015
Syracuse Symposium continues its signature event with their 13th annual Human Rights Film Festival.
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Professor Mary Karr receives media attention for her new book, The Art of Memoir.
Sep 23, 2015
Syracuse English Professor Mary Karr released her new book, The Art of Memoir, earlier this month.
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Author Stephen Kuusisto Opens Carver Series at Syracuse Sept. 16
Sep 9, 2015
Syracuse professor also acclaimed poet, memoirist
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