+ English – Hobart and William Smith Colleges \
The HWS Update

The Agitators by Dorothy H. Wickenden ’76, L.H.D. ’14 is one of six nonfiction books for adults recognized this year for affirming “the highest values of the human spirit.” Executive Editor of The New Yorker and former HWS Trustee Dorothy H. Wickenden ’76, L.H.D. ’14 earned a Christopher Award for her 2021 book, The Agitators: Three Friends Who

Be King, Rewind: Katherine Ruggles ’22 rebrands Blockbuster Video for her Media and Society Honors project. English and Media and Society double major Katherine “Katie” Ruggles ’22 used the Honors Program at HWS to explore her interests in branding and marketing. Her Honors project, culminating in a website “Be Kind, Rewind: Rebranding Blockbuster for the

Professor of English Melanie Conroy-Goldman’s short story “De Domum” appears in the online literary magazine The Normal School. “De Domum” is “obliquely a lockdown story — written for people who just want to get out of the house and away from their domestic responsibilities,” says award-winning author and Professor of English Melanie Conroy-Goldman. “I know

Through a 48-hour giving challenge, the HWS community showed up to support writing enrichment and peer writing mentorship. The Give Write Now Challenge, a 48-hour fundraising challenge to support the Writing Colleagues Program, was a breakout success. Through the generosity of the HWS community, $28,043 was donated to support writing excellence at the Colleges. “The

HWS Master of Arts in Teaching candidate Katherine (Katie) Percoski ’21, MAT ’22 has been accepted into the U.S. Government’s flagship international exchange program.  Katie Percoski ’21, MAT ’22 is the recipient of a 2022 U.S. Student Fulbright Award to Bremen, Germany where she will serve as an English Teaching Assistant. Her position will begin

This semester, 18 students were inducted to the Writing Colleagues Program. Founded by Professor of Writing and Rhetoric Cheryl Forbes in 1994, the Writing Colleagues Program is a curriculum-based, peer-tutoring program that trains and embeds peer tutors in courses across many disciplines. At the March induction ceremony for the 2022 cohort, 18 new members were

Fiction Writer Robert Glick to read from his work Two Californias. As part of the Trias Writers series and Writers Reading, award-winning fiction writer Robert Glick will give a reading from his collection of short stories Two Californias on Thursday, March 17 at 7:30 p.m. in the Blackwell Room. Two Californias tells the “intricately woven

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;