The Teachers

John Cameron
John Cameron

Professor of English, Emeritus
Recent courses: “Proust,” “Coming to Terms: Cinema”

 

Amherst English: An Appreciation

By Rand Richards Cooper ’80

The number kept changing. Was it 374 years, as President Biddy Martin stated in her congratulatory remarks? Or 421 years, as listed on the invitation? Or some other figure?

Choose Your Own Exam

By Emily Gold Boutilier

Since 2012, the English department has been crowdsourcing the required reading/viewing list associated with its senior comprehensive exam, inviting the department’s faculty, staff, current majors and recent alumni to nominate and vote for texts online.

421 Years of Teaching English at Amherst

Submitted on Thursday, 11/8/2012, at 12:23 PM

By Katherine Duke ’05

One of Amherst College’s biggest departments is undergoing a big change. In the past four years, nine out of the 10 most senior faculty members in the Department of English have retired or entered phased retirement. On Oct. 25 in Pruyne Lecture Hall, the department held a panel discussion in honor of these professors’ combined “421 Years of Teaching English at Amherst.”

After the Flood: Renewal at Johnson Chapel

Submitted on Tuesday, 7/3/2012, at 11:25 AM

by William Sweet

Faculty moved back to Amherst’s iconic Johnson Chapel last week, ending an exile that began on Feb. 13, when part of a plaster ceiling fell and broke a sprinkler pipe, causing the building to flood. The professors came back to a Johnson Chapel that truly is old and new again, thanks to a renovation project that’s now wrapping up.

Displaced from JChap

My Life: Judith Frank, Professor of English

Actors From The London Stage to Perform Macbeth Nov. 6 and 7 at Amherst College

Submitted by Emanuel Costache
October 31, 2007 Contact: Emanuel Costache '09 Media Relations Intern 413/542-2321 Caroline Jenkins Director of Media Relations 413/542-8417

Filmmaker Amy Ziering Kofman To Present "Derrida" at Amherst College Feb. 5

January 14, 2003Director of Media Relations413/542-8417 AMHERST, Mass.-Amy Ziering Kofman, a 1984 graduate of Amherst College, will present "Derrida" (2002), the acclaimed film about the influential French deconstructionist that she produced and co-directed with Kirby Dick, on Wednesday, Feb. 5, at 7:30 in Stirn Auditorium at Amherst. The film and a talk with the filmmaker to follow are free and open to the public.

Creative Writing Center Readings at Amherst College in February and March

February 3, 2003Director of Media Relations413/542-8417 AMHERST, Mass. - The Amherst College English Department and the Center for Creative Writing announce a series of readings in February and March. The readings, in the Babbott Room of the Octagon at 5 p.m., are free and open to the public, and will be followed by refreshments. For more information, see the Creative Writing Center Website or call 413/542-8200.

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