Regie Gibson’s “Letter and Spirit: The Rants, Chants, and Coos of a Literary Musician”

By Monica Sager Regie Gibson is not just a lecturer at Clark University or the head instructor for the Mass Poetry “Poets in Schools Program.” The widely-loved poet is also a literary performer who has presented across the United States, Cuba, and Europe. Clark students were welcomed to hear Gibson’s poetry April 22 for an…

Professor James Elliot and Retirement

By Monica Sager James Elliott came to Clark University in the fall of 1971. He was hired to teach American literature in the English Department. At the time, James Beard, another professor who Elliott called his mentor, was working on the writings of James Fenimore Cooper and needed a textual editor. Right out of Indiana…

Professor Jay Elliot on the 2021 James Fenimore Cooper Conference

By Sophie Stern The American Antiquarian Society will host the James Fenimore Cooper Conference May 25 and 26 to honor the 200th anniversary of Cooper’s major novel, “The Spy.” James Elliott, an English professor at Clark University, wrote the introduction and edited the novel. Elliott was also involved with Cooper’s work process. Elliott recently discussed his…

Janet Hendrickson’s Visit and Reading of “Translating ‘Treasure of the Castilian Language’”

by Adelyn García When a piece of writing strays beyond the conventional tropes of those of classic literature and becomes a hybrid of creativity and preservation, then readers are drawn in through an amalgamation of intrigue and curiosity and have no choice but to consume the work in one sitting. This was the case for…

“The Winston Napier Conference: Then and Now” (2020)

By Monica Sager Winston Napier lived “expansively, graciously, and generously,” according to SunHee Gertz, Professor Emerita of English. Napier was born in Jamaica, before migrating to the United States. He taught at Howard University, Purdue University, George Washington University, and Bates College prior to joining Clark’s faculty in 1995. He studied race, social justice, and…

Chowder with Changemakers: Chowder Fest 2020

(left to right: Lee Gaines, Kulani Abendroth-Dias, Cara Gross, Bryan Tamburro) By Milena Germon (’21) Although we could not gather in person for this year’s annual Chowder Fest, in many ways, I found myself doing the same thing I would normally be doing at Anderson House: wearing a big cozy sweater, enjoying some soup, and…