English in the News

The Novel of Human Rights, by James Dawes | Times Higher Education | September 27, 2018
English professor James Dawes' new book, "The Novel of Human Rights," is reviewed in this article. "In an age of clickbait and easy outrage, "The Novel of Human Rights" is a welcome example of slow reading, hard thinking and the value of reality-testing in dire political times. Dawes teaches at Macalester, a liberal arts college which, like Bard College, was one of the first higher education institutions in the United States to embed the teaching of human rights within a humanities curriculum."

Review: 'Life of Miracles Along the Yangtze and Mississippi,' by Wang Ping | Star Tribune | September 14, 2018
Macalester English professor and poet Wang Ping examines connections between the people of two powerful rivers: the Yangtze and the Mississippi.

'House of Tomorrow' screening was special community experience for North Branch | Chisago County Press | August 15, 2018
The movie is from the book of the same name, by St. Paul author and Macalester English professor Peter Bognanni.

Clara Ueland: Minnesota suffragist, lifelong women's rights activist | MinnPost | August 13, 2018
Elizabeth Loetscher '19 is a student at Macalester where she studies English. She wrote this article.

Buckingham Palace celebrates 50 years of Man Booker Prize | The Bookseller | July 6, 2018
Publishers and past winners, including English professor Marlon James, joined the Duchess of Cornwall at a reception at Buckingham Palace to celebrate 50 years of the Man Booker Prize.

Minnesota novelist Marlon James offers peek at new series he calls 'African Game of Thrones' | Star Tribune | June 13, 2018
English professor Marlon James described his new series as "an African 'Game of Thrones,'" and even though the first book won't be published until February 2019, the buzz is already starting.