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Kudos to Khaled Mattawa
Mahmoud Darwish: The Poet’s Art and His Nation by Khaled Mattawa. Syracuse University Press, 2014. Khaled Mattawa examines the work of Mahmoud Darwish, arguably Palestine’s most famous poet, within the context of the political strife that marked the region throughout Darwish’s life and continues today. Darwish’s struggle to be both “a spokesman for his people and a private lyrical poet” is illuminated through close readings of poems that chart notable shifts in aesthetic, technique, and subject. Mattawa’s keen insights into Arabic poetry and Palestinian history provide vital context for understanding Darwish’s work and its importance.
2015 BEN Prize
The Ben Prize, funded by an endowment in honor of alum and English Advisory Board member Larry Kirshbaum, is awarded each year to two Lecturers who have achieved a high level of excellence in the teaching of writing.
This years recipients are: Paul Barron and James Pinto
Paul and James approach the teaching of writing with remarkable insight, dedication, and creativity, and they challenge and inspire their students in myriad ways. Please join us in congratulating Paul and James for their wonderful work.
We would also like to congratulate all of the excellent instructors who were nominated for the prize. Our selection committee found it deeply inspiring to read the nominees' materials, including the many enthusiastic letters of support they received from their students and colleagues.
4th annual Shirley Verrett Award
Announcing the three recipients of this year’s David and Linda Moscow Prize
It gives us great pleasure to announce the three recipients of this year’s David and Linda Moscow Prize for Excellence in Teaching Composition:
- Lauren Eriks
- Konstantina (Dina) Karageorgos
- Joanna Want
Lauren, Dina, and Joanna approach their teaching with remarkable creativity, insight, and dedication. Please join us in congratulating them for their wonderful work.
We would also like to congratulate all of the excellent instructors who were nominated for the prize. Our selection committee had to make difficult decisions in choosing from such an impressive pool of applicants. We found it inspiring and humbling to read all of the nominees' materials, including the many glowing letters of support they received from their students and colleagues.
David and Linda Moscow make this prize possible, and we are grateful for their ongoing generosity to the Writing Program.
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