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Carol Muske-Dukes Appointed California Poet Laureate

Carol Muske-Dukes Appointed California Poet Laureate

November 1, 2008

Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has appointed Carol Muske-Dukes, professor of English in USC College, as California’s next poet laureate. Muske-Dukes, author of seven books of poetry, four novels and two collections of…

What's Next?

What's Next?

October 1, 2008

For an undergrad, the only thing scarier than being unprepared for finals is being unprepared for the future. But as graduation draws near, many students find themselves unsure of what step to take next, and unfortunately…

Brighde Mullins to Lead MPW Program

Brighde Mullins to Lead MPW Program

April 1, 2008

Playwright and poet Brighde Mullins has been named director of USC College’s Master of Professional Writing (MPW) Program. Mullins’ appointment, which begins July 1, concludes a yearlong national search. The…

Multimedia Marketing

June 1, 2007

Marianne Wiggins, USC College professor of English, is promoting her latest novel The Shadow Catcher with a two minute video. In the video, Wiggins talks about the novel which includes the life of photographer Edward S. Curtis…

USC College Student Wins Wonderland Award

USC College Student Wins Wonderland Award

April 1, 2007

A surreal romp through the Texas countryside has won top honors in the USC Libraries’ third annual Wonderland Award, a competition for creative scholarship based on the work of English logician, mathematician,…

Falling Down the Rabbit Hole of Pedagogy

Falling Down the Rabbit Hole of Pedagogy

April 1, 2007

Some believe English professors are divided into two groups: scholars and creative writers. At times, tension, even squabbling, exists between the camps. “Do you think that’s the case in our department?”…

The Colonial No One Remembers

The Colonial No One Remembers

February 6, 2007

Richard Hakluyt may be the most important figure responsible for the English colonization of North America that you’ve never heard of. Though this contemporary of Shakespeare published even more writings than the Bard…

Talk Talk: An Evening with T.C. Boyle

Talk Talk: An Evening with T.C. Boyle

November 1, 2006

To view the Webcast, click here. On Nov. 2, world-renowned author T.C. Boyle, Distinguished Professor in USC College's English department, read from his new novel Talk Talk as part of the "Visions and Voices" series.Talk Talk…

A Place to Commune, A Place to Remember

A Place to Commune, A Place to Remember

October 1, 2006

In the early ’70s, Richard S. Ide and his friends tried to establish a commune in Vermont. It was meant to keep them in contact with each other, and provide a place they could always return with their families. It never…

Poet Named as Finalist for California Poet Laureate

Poet Named as Finalist for California Poet Laureate

March 1, 2005

Carol Muske-Dukes, professor of English at USC College, was named as one of four finalists to be the 2005 California Poet Laureate. The governor will appoint the poet laureate, who will then serve a two-year term beginning…