Faculty Notes


Ilona Bell: Publishes Elizabeth I: The Voice of a Monarch

Posted Sept. 30, 2010: Ilona Bell, Samuel Fessenden Clarke Professor of English, has published Elizabeth I: The Voice of a Monarch (Palgrave Macmillan). The book focuses on the ways in which Elizabeth represented herself in her own words, in her speeches, reported conversations, and private poems from the first half of her reign, a time more »

Bernie Rhie: Co-organizer of Conference in October Devoted to the Work of Philosopher Stanley Cavell

Posted August 13, 2010: Bernie Rhie, Assistant Professor of English, is the co-organizer of an upcoming conference devoted to the work of the philosopher Stanley Cavell, which will take place at Harvard University’s Humanities Center, from October 14-16, 2010. The conference is free and open to the public. For full information about the event, please more »

Southwest Review: Darra Goldstein, Ilona Bell, and Robert Bell

Posted June 10:  Three Williams faculty appear in the Southwest Review (Vol. 95, Numbers 1 & 2): Ilona Bell, professor of English; Robert Bell, professor of English; and Darra Goldstein, professor of Russian. Ilona Bell’s piece is titled “”Superego in Arcadia: Gardening as Performance”; Robert Bell‘s “Motley to the View: The Shakespearean Performance of Folly”; more »

Paul Park: Roumania Quartet nominated for award

Sept. 24, 2009  Lecturer in English Paul Park’s Roumania Quartet was nominated for the James R. Tiptree Award for science fiction and fantasy stories that explore and expand gender roles. His first volume in the series, “Celestis,” was also nominated for the award in 1996. Listen to Paul on “Strange and Reminiscent: Paul Park on more »

Gage McWeeny & "Bleak House": Penguin Classics' debut

Penguin Classics asked Gage McWeeny, assistant professor of English to provide a short piece on teaching a favorite book for their monthly newsletter and Facebook page. Read his newsletter essay on “Bleak House” here (the essay is near the bottom of the page). “And, here’s the Facebook page,” he wrote, “featuring an image of me looking more »

Recently Published "The History of Forgetting" by Lawrence Raab

A new collection of poems of by Lawrence Raab, the Morris Professor of Rhetoric, has just been published by Penguin.  The book is called “The History of Forgetting,” his seventh collection of poems.  Poems in the book have appeared in a variety of magazines, including The New Yorker, The New Republic, The New York Times, more »