Sociologist Eve L. Ewings talks to best-selling author Ta-Nehisi Coates at American University's Greenberg Theatre.

On Campus ·

Ta-Nehisi Coates and Eve L. Ewing Discuss Racism and Schools

Best-selling author Ta-Nehisi Coates sat down with writer and sociologist Eve L. Ewing to discuss racism, the impact of school closings on African-American communities, and Ewing’s new book, Ghosts in the Schoolyard.
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Professor reading a book, wearing a grey sweatshirt.

Literature ·

Life and Energy: Kyle Dargan on Poetry and his New Book

The AU literature professor publishes his fifth collection of poems.
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Trees and shrubs in front of industrial site of an oil refinery.

Literature ·

Strangers No More: First-Year Students Read an Intimate Portrait of the American South

Author Arlie Russell Hochschild will discuss Strangers in Their Own Land in Bender Arena.
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Painting of an alchemist discovering phosphorus by Joseph Wright of Derby

Literature ·

Frankenstein, 200 Years Later: AU Lit Professor Explores Shelley’s Classic

Even for a book that’s two centuries old, Sha almost certainly breaks new ground with his research.
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Chadwick Boseman, actor, in the new movie Black Panther. Credit: Marvel Studios.

Television & Film ·

Wading into Wakanda: AU Profs Discuss Black Panther

In advance of the movie’s release, two AU professors ponder its cultural impact.
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Karan Madhok

Literature ·

Hoopistani Dreams

Indian sports writer Karan Madhok becomes a novelist in AU’s MFA in Creative Writing Program.
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Arnetia Walker had extensive TV, film, and stage experience before coming to AU as a nontraditional student.

Television & Film ·

Stages and Screens: Arnetia Walker’s Fascinating Life

Meet the AU student with a lengthy IMDb page.
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Jeff Chang

On Campus ·

Summer Reading Ties New AU Students Together

Incoming students read We Gon' Be Alright: Notes on Race and Resegregation
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Melissa Scholes Young's new novel explores Hannibal, Missouri, the boyhood home of Mark Twain.

Literature ·

Twain Was Here: Melissa Scholes Young Publishes Debut Novel

Lit lecturer’s novel, FLOOD, looks at friendships and small-town America.
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Melissa Scholes Young's new book delves into how Hannibal, Missouri commemorates its hometown hero, Mark Twain.

Literature ·

Mark Twain’s America

Lit Lecturer Picks Five Books That Influenced Her Novel.
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