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English Professor Alla Ivanchikova on the ways fiction and film “imagine” Afghanistan in the post-9/11 world. On the latest episode of the Pulteney Street Podcast, President Joyce P. Jacobsen asks Associate Professor of English Alla Ivanchikova about her scholarship, which ranges from post-9/11 literature to the concept of “technoimmortality.” They also discuss global literary trends,

Living is also about your unconscious experiences, Jillian Crocetta ’21 explains about her nonfiction work “Salamander Literature.” “How you live is not only about your conscious experience, but your subconscious and unconscious experiences,” says Jillian Crocetta ’21, who explores this and other themes in “Salamander Literature,” which was published in the fall edition of Guesthouse

Ben Tesler ’23 is the 2021 recipient of the “A” Fund scholarship. The biennial “A” Fund Architecture Scholarship, presented to a rising junior architecture major who shows great promise and dedication to the field, was awarded this year to Ben Tesler ’23. The “A” Fund was established in 1992 by Professor of English Grant Holly;

Associate Professor of English Kathryn Cowles’ forthcoming manuscript is a 2021 Poetry Society of America award winner. Associate Professor of English Kathryn Cowles’ newest manuscript, a collection of poems titled Notes on the Imminent Art Show is the 2021 recipient of Alice Fay Di Castagnola Award from the Poetry Society of America. The Alice Fay Di

In his new memoir, Peter Karp ’54 offers “an absorbing and moving account” of his wife’s unexpected battle with lung cancer. Mona Karp was a 57-year-old wife and mother of two when she was suddenly stricken with lung cancer. Her husband, Peter Karp ’54, has written a memoir dedicated to Mona’s memory and her struggle

Dorothy H. Wickenden ’76, L.H.D. ’14 discusses her new book at the Seward House Museum in Auburn, N.Y. Next month, the Seward House Museum welcomes Executive Editor of The New Yorker and former Hobart and William Smith Colleges Trustee Dorothy H. Wickenden ’76, L.H.D. ’14 as the 2021 Elsa Soderberg Distinguished Speaker. Wickenden’s new book, The Agitators: Three

Stephen Ponticiello ’21 will attend Cornell Law School in the fall to study medical malpractice law.

The Hobart Alumni Association will award Retired Air Force Colonel C. Richard “Dick” Anderegg ’67 the College’s highest honor during Reunion 2021. Retired Air Force Colonel C. Richard “Dick” Anderegg ’67 has been selected as the next recipient of the Hobart Alumni Association Medal of Excellence. The award — Hobart College’s highest honor — will

Brandi Taylor ’19, MAT ’21 is the recipient of a 2021 U.S. Student Fulbright Award to Kenya, following a 2020 award cut short due to COVID-19. With the support of a Fulbright Award, Brandi Taylor ’19, MAT ’21 will serve as an English Teaching Assistant in Kenya beginning in January 2022. Taylor, who earned a

Two novelists and a biologist discuss storytelling, science and what is illuminated at the confluence of fiction and nonfiction. In bestselling author Jeff VanderMeer’s new novel, Hummingbird Salamander, a mysterious envelope sends “Jane Smith” on a dangerous, complex quest revolving around a taxidermied hummingbird and a taxidermied salamander. The titular animals are fictional, but their scientific