All posts tagged: poetry

The Buzzfeed Post

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Advice

Here at Drown Unbound, we’re feeling the end-of-semester crunch quite strongly, and you probably are too. So we thought we’d have a little fun with it. For one post only, we’re becoming Buzzfeed. I’ve got a list of gifs here. Mareesa has a quote about keeping positive in this tough time. Laura’s got a Harry Potter thing and a Hamilton thing. Brian had a séance and heard some advice from Langston Hughes. The Gif List: […]

The Revolutionary Sisters’ Tea

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Lehigh Culture & Community / Literature & Social Justice / Teaching / Uncategorized

Synergy was achieved a few weeks ago when Lehigh played host to the most radical tea party since Sam Adams and friends got busy in Boston Harbor. Four women who have played leading roles in some of the most profound movements for social justice in the last half-century came together for tea and solidarity in the Zoellner Arts Center. Ericka Huggins, Joan Trumpauer Mulholland, Denise Oliver-Velez, and Sonia Sanchez shared from their wealth of life-stories […]

October, you bring me gifts!

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Teaching

Editor’s Note: Brenda was kind enough to share her blog post on her teaching experience here. To read more about Brenda’s travails through graduate school and life, check out her blog here. I just completed my 5th week of teaching and this Friday we began our second unit on gender constructions, misogyny, masculinity, and feminism(s). Although I was very excited to move into our second unit, I was also fearful and didn’t know what to […]

Some Like Poetry: A Lehigh University student film about Wisława Szymborska

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Lehigh Culture & Community

Screening information: Date: Wednesday, October 1 at 4:00 PM Location: Drown 210 Running Time: 20 minutes (additionally, there will be a Q & A) Wisława Szymborska (1923 – 2012) is a Polish poet and recipient of the 1996 Nobel Prize in Literature. After receiving a grant from Lehigh’s Mountaintop Experience to make a film about Szymborska, Professor Elizabeth Fifer chose three undergrads, Sava Marinković, Karen Huang, and Peter Schadler, and one graduate student, Avi Setton […]

Dispatch from Chicago: Applying for NEH Seminars

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Advice

In the stress and haze of writing your dissertation and grading countless composition papers it can be easy to forget about the wider world. Despite all of the other work that needs to get done one thing to be aware of are the numerous opportunities that exist in terms of professionalization, networking, and research opportunities outside of our home institutions. One particular opportunity that I have been fortunate enough to take part in is the […]

Be Afraid of the Dark: Tales of the Gothic Reading Group

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Lehigh Culture & Community

This September marked the third year for the Gothic Reading Group (the fifth semester, if you’re keeping track). Our group has been dedicated to exploring and enjoying the Gothic across different time periods and forms, from the earliest Gothic texts (The Castle of Otranto and Christabel), to the Victorian (The Beetle, Werewolf Stories, and Behind a Mask) to contemporary (Dangerous Laughter, Zombie, Altmann’s Tongue, and Coraline). We’ve read poetry, short stories (notably the classics of […]