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Khaled Mattawa was selected for the "Regent's Award for Distinguished Public Services" for 2016

Posted: 7/27/2016 10:10:29 AM

Khaled Mattawa was selected for the "Regent's Award for Distinguished Public Services" for 2016

In June of 1990 the Regents supported a recommendation of the Senate Advisory Committee on University Affairs (SACUA) and established the “Regents’ Award for Distinguished Public Service” to honor extraordinary distinction in public service by members of the University faculty. We request nominations of faculty members deserving recognition for their contributions in this area. All members of the University Senate (assistant, associate, and full professors, research scientists, and librarians who are Senate members) are eligible for consideration.

The award is to recognize public service activities that relate closely to teaching and research and reflect professional and academic expertise. The service activities may occur outside the University in local, state, national or international arenas.


NELP staffer and alum Christian Bathgate in Outside Magazine

Posted: 2/8/2016 3:01:59 PM

I spent a lot of time hiking in Northern California and New England. I spent a lot of time teaching in a program from the University of Michigan called the New England Literature Program and doing a lot of hiking in the White Mountains of New Hampshire and Green Mountains of Vermont. I was trying my best to slow down, which almost seems impossible. The world is built against that. I need a lot of solitude. I need a lot of time alone to make weird noises.


Dee Mathews awarded a Kresge Foundation Fellowship!

Posted: 6/29/2015 3:35:36 PM
This year's class of 18 fellowship winners was selected from more than 650 applications by independent panels of experts comprised of national and local artists. This year's focus on literary and visual artists comes after last year's class of fellows working in film, theater, music and dance.

Melanie Yergeau: What I'm Reading This Week

Posted: 6/29/2015 2:17:54 PM
As part of my larger research, I’ve been looking at life writing by autistic people, across modality and platform, but especially that which is self- or independently-published (including blogs, CreateSpace chapbooks, and disabled-led presses like Autonomous Press).

Kudos to Khaled Mattawa

Posted: 6/3/2015 1:30:49 PM

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.


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