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The beloved poet Elise Partridge passed away earlier this year. The following is an exchange among three of her colleagues, Christopher Patton (“C”), Barbara Nickel (“B”), and Stephanie Bolster (“S”) about Elise and her work.

This year's Masters of Japanese Cinema Series begins at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov, 10, at the Pickford Film Center with a screening of Naruse Mikio’s  award-winning film "Floating Clouds."

The film made a clean sweep of the prestigious…

Jervette R. Ward, an assistant professor of English at the University of Alaska Anchorage, will speak about her research on black women in reality television at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 20, in Miller Hall Room 152.

Ward earned her Ph.D. in English – Literary & Cultural Studies from…

Brenda Miller's tribute essay "Considering Judith Kitchen" has just appeared in "Fourth Genre," from Michigan State University Press.

Carol Guess and Kelly Magee’s short story collection "With Animal" has just been published by Black Lawrence Press. Guess is a professor of English at WWU, and Magee is an assistant professor of English.

Kami Westhoff’s story “What the Blood Tells You to Be” has just appeared in "The Pinch," and Westhoff has been invited to be the fiction feature at the release party in Memphis. Also, Westhoff's poems “Thrown” and “Cravings”…

Kristin Mahoney, an associate professor in the English Department, has had her book "Literature and the Politics of Post-Victorian Decadence" published by Cambridge University Press.

Kristin Mahoney, an associate professor in the Western Washington University English Department, and Kaitlyn Abrams, who graduated from Western with a degree in English in 2014, recently published a co-written article titled "Periodical Pedagogy in the Undergraduate Classroom."

New books by Seattle-area authors include a fantasy of fairy-tale princesses in the modern world, and the story of Ella Higginson, a writer who helped introduce the Pacific Northwest to readers across the country.

Kaveh Askari, an associate professor in the English Department who teaches film studies, has been awarded a 2015-2016 Harry Ransom Center Research Fellowship for his research on Global Hollywood and the New Iranian Cinema.

Askari will be at the center, which is located at the…

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