Man kneeling before a light. A man behind him is observing. The painting is Joseph Wright of Derby’s “The Alchemist Discovering Phosphorus.” From the cover of Richard Sha's book, Imagination and Science in Romanticism.

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 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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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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Linda Daly and Jackie Cirillo Meisenberg

Alumni ·

Alumni Linda Daly and Jackie Cirillo Meisenberg

Best friends, and supporters of the College of Arts and Sciences
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Author James Hannaham

Literature ·

The Visiting Writers Series: Thirty-seven Years of Literary Inspiration

Bringing world-class writers to American University
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Arches National Park.

Student Life ·

Study Up!

Here is a sampling of some of the inventive and even interdisciplinary ways students are learning across the College of Arts and Sciences.
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