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Actual Wisdom: Julie Crawford

Finals officially started today! That’s pretty scary. To get you through, Bwog is seeking the advice of some people who won college—namely, your professors. In today’s Actual Wisdom, we talked to English professor Julie Crawford of Fall 2011 Literary Texts and Critical Methods fame. Justify your existence in 30 words or fewer: All my professional verbs—read, […]

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LectureHop: America’s Exceptional Literature

On July 3rd, 1776, the inhabitants of the American colonies were British.  The next day, they were American.  Their writing, however—what we now call “American literature”—did not appear quite so suddenly. English Professor Ezra Tawil tackled the issue last night in a lecture entitled “American Exceptionalism and the Question of Style,” along with Department bigwigs […]

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LectureHop: We Were Born Digital

The computer strikes again; the English Department sponsored conference “The History of Reading and Reading Processes” examines how word processing has changed the way that authors write and the way that scholars and fans obsess. Daily Editor Liz Naiden was tempted to bring a typewriter to the keynote speech in 523 Butler. Long-time blogger and […]

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New York Publications Write About You

Well, not you specifically, but people you may know. New York Magazine interviewed seniors Bryan Reid, Sam Reisman, and Jesse Horwitz about the best spots around Columbia. Establishments mentioned include Max Caffe (“Hang, Read, and Drink Coffee”) 1020 (“Pickup Spot”) La Negrita (“The Happening Bar”[?]) and Roti Roll (“Late-Night Munchies”). The Observer, on the other […]

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Next Semester Begins Now

Just a quick note that Michael Mallick and the good people at the English Department have begun posting admit lists for Spring 2009 seminars. Complete list should be up by Tuesday. The deadline to apply to most history seminars was about an hour ago, but expect announcements about admit lists anytime up until next semester. […]

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Professorial Arrivals and Departures

The school year has ended and next fall many professors will be packing their bags and leaving behind their Metrocards for the greener pastures of other universities — Yale, in particular, seems to be popular among Columbia’s professorial population. (Another way professors are just like us!) Bwog’s rounded up some arrivals and departures of your […]

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