Renaissance Scholar Heidi Brayman Hackel To Speak at Amherst College April 17

March 28, 2007 Director of Media Relations 413/542-8417 AMHERST, Mass.—Renaissance scholar Heidi Brayman Hackel of Oregon State University will speak on “Dumb Eloquence: Chirology on the Shakespearean Stage” at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, April 17, in the Babbott Room in the Octagon at Amherst College. Sponsored by the English Department at Amherst College and the Georges Lurcy Lecture Series Fund, the event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will follow.

James Merrill: A Celebration of his Collected Poems, April 12, 2001

Richard Wilbur
Pulitzer Prize winner and former Poet Laureate Richard Wilbur
On April 12, an extraordinary gathering of friends and admirers of poet James Merrill met in Johnson Chapel at Amherst College to celebrate the publication of his Collected Poems.

Guttmann To Receive Olympic Award for Sports Studies

November 3, 2000Director of Media Relations413/542-8417 AMHERST, Mass. - Allen Guttmann, the Emily C. Jordan Folger professor of English and American Studies at Amherst College, has been awarded the first annual Sport Science Award of the IOC President, given by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and the International Council of Sport Studies and the Physical Education (ICSSPE).

Filmmaker Alison Maclean Brings "Jesus' Son" to Amherst March 28

March 13, 2001Director of Media Relations413/542-8417 AMHERST, Mass. Director Alison Maclean will screen her 1999 film "Jesus' Son" and a 1989 short film "The Kitchen Sink" on Wednesday, March 28 at 4 p.m. in Stirn Auditorium at Amherst College. Maclean will speak and take questions from the audience after the films. The event is free and open to the public.

Fall 2007/Spring 2008 Course Catalog

The information below is taken from the printed catalog the college produces each year. For more up to date information, including links to course websites, faculty homepages, reserve readings, and more, use the 'courses' or semester specific link to your left. Level I. Writing-Intensive Courses on a variety of topics. 01.

Amherst College English Professor Judith Frank is Author of New Novel

January 6, 2005Director of Media Relations 413/542-8417 AMHERST, Mass.-Judith Frank, author and professor of English at Amherst College, is the author of Crybaby Butch ($14.95, 416 pp., Firebrand Books, Ann Arbor, 2002), a new novel that examines, with warmth and wit, the surprising turns that issues of education, gender, class and racial identity can cause in people's lives.

Amherst College English Professor Judith Frank is Finalist for Lambda Literary Award

January 28, 2005Director of Media Relations 413/542-8417 AMHERST, Mass.--- Judith Frank, author and professor of English at Amherst College, has been named a finalist for a Lambda Literary Award for her new novel, Crybaby Butch (2004). The awards will be presented in New York City on Thursday, June 2, at the Center for Lesbian and Gay Studies at the City University of New York.

Ishle Yi Park, the Poet Laureate of Queens, To Perform At Amherst College Feb. 8

February 1, 2005Director of Media Relations413/542-8417 AMHERST, Mass.--Ishle Yi Park, the poet laureate of Queens, will perform a mix of poems, spoken-word raps and songs on Tuesday, Feb. 8, at 8 p.m. in the Frontroom of the Keefe Campus Center at Amherst College. Sponsored by the Amherst College Asian Students Association and the Amherst College English Department, the event is free and open to the public.

Poet James Merrill To Be Remembered at Amherst College April 12

“The Color of School Reform” Conference at Amherst College March 30 and 31

March 14, 2001Director of Media Relations413/542-8417AMHERST, Mass.—Sonia Nieto, professor of language, literacy and culture in the School of Education at the University of Massachusetts, will speak about “Multicultural Education: Beyond Diversity Dinners and Sensitivity Training,” on Friday, March 30, at 8 p.m. in the Cole Assembly Room in Converse Hall at Amherst College. Her talk is free and open to the public.

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