MARC faculty member Octavio Pimentel will serve on the 2014 Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Committee, expected to distribute about $5,000,000 in scholarships.
The November 24 Sunday Book Review of The New York Times features an audiobook version of The Things They Carried by Tim O’Brien, Professor of Creative Writing. Film critic A. O. Scott praises the reading by Bryan Cranston (from the TV series Breaking Bad) as well-suited to O’Brien’s morally ambiguous fiction. Scott writes that O'Brien's book sits “on the narrow shelf of indispensable works” by those who have witnessed warfare. The audio version of the book also includes Tim reading his classic 1994 essay, "The Vietnam in Me."
Doug Dorst's novel, S., a collaboration with filmmaker J.J. Abrams, was recently published by Mulholland Books, an imprint of Little, Brown.
Read a review of the novel in the New York Times here.
Elliott Brandsma was recently awarded a Fulbright Scholarship and is now studying Icelandic language and literature at the University of Iceland.
|Dr. Kathleen McClancy is a new English department faculty member. |
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