Wednesday, May 22, 2024

Literature

More than a poet’s wife: Alice Dunbar-Nelson’s story, exhibition style

Alice Dunbar-Nelson lived in the shadow of her husband and famed poet Paul Laurence Dunbar, but she escaped through writing. Ever since, Black female authors and scholars, including her niece, spread her story worldwide, some of which are currently on display at Morris Library’s Special Collections. Monet-Lewis Timmons, the exhibit curator, explores and presents the story of Dunbar-Nelson’s preserved documents.

The evolution of an author: Scott Fad’s unconventional path to an award-winning novel

University alum and Newark native Scott Fad recently received Book of the Year from the Historical Fiction Company and the 2024 Best General Fiction Book by the Independent Press for his debut novel, “King of Nod.” Despite initial obstacles, “King of Nod” is now making waves with a recent re-release and potential adaptation for the big screen.

Beauty and the Beast and Sexual Consent: Tale as old as time turned upside down

In light of the ongoing cultural debate surrounding feminism and classic literature, Jennifer Tamas, associate French professor at Rutgers University, begs the question: What if fairy tales were already feminist?

“Power to the Poet” preview: SDI strives to take an intersectional approach to Black History Month

In celebration of Black History Month, Student Diversity & Inclusion will be hosting the “Power to the Poet: Reclaiming Black Stories through Poetry” event in Perkins West Lounge on Feb. 8, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Spoken word poet, Ebony Stewart and student poets of the university will perform. Staff Reporter, Jordanna Garland, talks to SDI staff about their plans to bring Black History Month to campus.

Commentary: University exhibition acknowledges contributions of everyday people in the Civil Rights Movement

BY TESS WILLIAMSStaff Reporter Famous names like Rosa Parks, Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X often come up during conversations about the Civil Rights...

Asian Awareness and Perspective Connections magazine seeks to represent Asian American students at the university

BY SOPHIA JOHNSONSenior Reporter According to the university’s Institutional Research and Effectiveness Department, 68.4% of undergraduate students identify as white on campus as of 2020....

Tok’ing about books: Lovers of the Library explores book trends and more

The RSO’s purpose is to provide a space to discuss books and connect people who share an interest in literature.

Sharing stories at the university’s seventh annual African American Read-In

The read-in took place virtually on Feb. 15 at 6 p.m. and was hosted by Délice Williams, associate director of composition and assistant professor of English, Tiffany Probasco, a faculty member in the Department of English and Yolanda Green, the Literature and Africana Studies Librarian at Morris Library.

“Under a White Sky:” the First Year Experience

Each piece contained in the tour has strong ties to the human effect on the environment, especially those that come from the Special Collections.

Voces de la Gente presents philanthropist and graphic novelist Edgardo Miranda-Rodriguez

On Wednesday, Oct. 20, in the Trabant Theatre, the annual Voces de la Gente event was hosted by Student Diversity & Inclusion, the Office of Institutional Equity, Diversity and Inclusion, the Latino/Hispanic Heritage Caucus and HOLA.

Ruins and Sparks: Gladys Ilarregui wins poetry award for her upcoming poetry book, “Manifiesto de ruinas y destellos”

The poetry book, which will be published in Oct. 2021, recently won the Carmen Conde Women’s Poetry Award in competition with 238 other poetry books.