Ferociously funny and deeply moving, “Mother Doll,” the second novel from Katya Apekina, MFA ’11, forces us to look at how painful secrets stamp themselves from one generation to the next. It’s a family epic and a meditation on motherhood, immigration, identity, and war.
Nathan Dize, an assistant professor of French in Arts & Sciences, has been appointed co-editor of the new trade book series “Global Black Writers in Translation.”
New York Times bestselling author Nnedi Okorafor will speak at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 7, in Umrath Hall Lounge. The event is sponsored by the African Students Association at Washington University with support from the Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship Program.
When the Nigerian Civil War crept to his quiet college town, Matthew Mamah’s global journey began. His father, an Anglican priest who survived smallpox, had always urged him to “aim high and shoot high.” Matthew knew that his quest for excellence could take him to the horizon’s edge, but he never imagined himself in Budapest, […]
A Planetary Avant-Garde explores how experimental poetics and literature networks have aesthetically and politically responded to the legacy of Iberian colonialism across the world. The book examines avant-garde responses to Spanish and Portuguese imperialism across Europe, Latin America, West Africa, and Southeast Asia between 1909 and 1929. Ignacio Infante critically traces the hegemony and resistance […]
Dwight A. McBride and Justin A. Joyce discuss James Baldwin Review, which they co-founded in 2015 and which is now co-published by WashU and Manchester University Press. With more than 20,000 annual downloads, it is the most read journal in the press’s catalogue.
An excerpt from Carl Phillips’ newest book, “My Trade is Mystery: Seven Meditation from a Life in Writing.”
At the onset of the first World War, E.G. Lewis wielded his outsized charm and entrepreneurial spirit to attract legions of women to move across the country to build a new American dream in Atascadero, California His new city, envisioned to rival Los Angeles and San Francisco, targeted the millions of subscribers to his national women’s magazines who longed for a utopia designed for progressive women and their families. However, Atascadero’s unrivaled success soon attracts conspirators from his past, threatening to destroy all he’s built.
Carl Phillips, a professor of English in Arts & Sciences, will receive the 2023 Tradition of Literary Excellence Award from the University City Municipal Commission on Arts & Letters.
To University Libraries’ Cassie Brand, few texts are as spooky as “The Raven,” by Edgar Allan Poe. In celebration of Halloween, Brand shares how University Libraries saved its rare first edition of the Poe classic.