Greece, Ancient and Modern
From translating Aristophanes to picking oranges, Kacie Reilly experienced Greece across the centuries.
Macalester professor Marlon James wins the Man Booker Prize for his novel “A Brief History of Seven Killings”
Macalester professor Marlon James has won the Man Booker Prize for Fiction, considered the most prestigious prize in literature, for his book A Brief History of Seven Killings. James is the first writer from Jamaica to win in the prize's 47-year history.
“Emotional Labor” is from a short story in progress by Peter Bognanni ’01, who has been a visiting professor in the English Department for several years.
An English Major Interns
By doing two publishing internships, Becky Schultz ’13 has helped shape and define her own career goals.
Legacy Russell ’08 is a writer-artist-curator and creative producer who’s actively building an impressive body of work in each of those roles. The lifestyle Web site refinery29. com recently named her one of “The Ten Most Inspiring Young Artists in New York City Right Now.”
A student-run publishing company called Cloud City started last spring at Macalester. This chapbook press was led by Ollie St. John ’12 (Washington, D.C.) and Luke Marcott ’12 (St. Paul), advised by English professors Wang Ping, Peter Bognanni, and James Cihlar, and aided by a team of student editors including Angus McLinn ’12 (Middleton, Wis.) and Nick Arciero ’12 (Mounds View, Minn.).
Twin sister English majors Andrea and Juliet Wilhelmi ’14 created a name for themselves in high school - Mirror Image. Under this title, they made a CD, won songwriting contests and have performed around campus.
How Emily Howland ’09 turned a Hispanic studies and English major into an international adventure trip job.
After falling in love with Austria on a semester study abroad program, Adam Troldahl '09 has decided to make his life there.
Interview with Author Charles Baxter '69
Author Charles Baxter ’69 talks here about his most recent book, Gryphon: New and Selected Stories (Pantheon, 2011), which is the common reading for Macalester Reunion 2011. Baxter, who also wrote the National Book Award-nominated novel Feast of Love, is the Edelstein-Keller Professor in Creative Writing at the University of Minnesota. For more information, visit charlesbaxter.com.
Major Metro Perks
I’m not really sure how I ended up in Minnesota, it all happened so fast. One minute I was stressing out over college applications, and the next I had signed up for a four-year excursion in a part of the country that I knew next to nothing about. The Twin Cities were pretty much a mystery to me, but coming from New York, I figured that any city would be better than going to school in the middle of nowhere.