Louisa Shepard covers several subject areas in the School of Arts and Sciences including History of Art, Music, and English, which includes Cinema and Media Studies, Center for Creative Writing, and Kelly Writers House. She also supports coverage at the Graduate School of Education, PennDesign, the Libraries, the Penn Museum, the Arthur Ross Gallery, and the Institute for Contemporary Art.
An epic read: Paul Saint-Amour on “Ulysses,” James Joyce, and Bloomsday
English professor Paul Saint-Amour has spent a lifetime reading, studying, and teaching the work of James Joyce. On June 16, known as Bloomsday to Joyce historians around the world, the Rosenbach Museum and Library will host a day-long public reading of selected passages.
A product of the 1980s: Q&A with English professor Dagmawi Woubshet
English professor Dagmawi Woubshet describes himself an “African-Americanist” in his literary pursuits. An immigrant from Ethiopia, he focuses on the 1980s in his research and his courses.
A reading and discussion with Charles Blow, following a deep dive into his work
For their class at Kelly Writers House, Penn students read 82 columns and a personal memoir written by Charles Blow, an opinion writer at The New York Times.
48 years ago: PennDesign Dean Frederick Steiner on Earth Day
The dean of the School of Design discusses his inspiration for the original environmental awareness event, and its surprising endurance.