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

The Start of Everything that Followed

Palestinian Poet and Author Suheir Hammad to Hold Reading at Amherst College March 3

Submitted by Emanuel Costache
February 20, 2008 Contact: Caroline Jenkins Hanna Director of Media Relations 413/542-8417