Current Ripon News

English course reorganized around social change

In my position at Ripon College, I teach courses with names like Major Author: Shakespeare and Foundations of English Literature — courses focused on the time-tested canon of early British literature. Yet, as a graduate student at the University of Iowa, I wrote a dissertation on the ways that some contemporary theater companies use Shakespeare’s plays to address issues of… Continue reading

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Megan Gannon publishes book of poetry

Assistant Professor of English Megan Gannon has published a book of poetry, White Nightgown, which is available from Apprentice House Press (https://www.apprenticehouse.com/?product=white-nightgown-poems). From the ruins of ocean liners and model cities, to the dark impulses of Greek myths and biblical narratives, Gannon casts a wide thematic net in tracing the legacy of desire in the 20th and 21st centuries. With… Continue reading

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Distinguished poet will read at Ripon College Sept. 24

Distinguished poet Allison Joseph will return to Ripon College Wednesday, Sept. 24, to read selections of her work. The presentation is the first this year in the College’s Visiting Writers Series. It will begin at 7:30 p.m. in the North Reading Room of Lane Library at Ripon College, 300 Seward St. The reading, which is free and open to all,… Continue reading

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Summertime is for sailing for Ossman ’73

Now that the country is in the height of summer, every spare minute finds Marian Ossman ’73 of Hopkinton, Massachusetts, out on the water in a sailboat. Ossman has been sailing since the age of 5 when she was taught by her father in Crystal Lake, Illinois. At Ripon College, she majored in English with a focus on American literature… Continue reading

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Pleiss Morris Receives National Recognition

Ann Pleiss Morris, assistant professor of English at Ripon College, has been selected as a National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Summer Scholar from a national applicant pool to attend one of 30 seminars and institutes supported by the NEH. The Endowment is a federal agency that, each summer, supports these enrichment opportunities at colleges, universities, and cultural institutions, so… Continue reading

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Award-winning poet to read at Ripon

Arthur Stringer, an award-winning poet from West Virginia, will read from his work at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 2, in the North Reading Room of Lane Library on the Ripon College campus. The reading, which is free and open to all, will be followed by a book signing. Stringer will read from his most recent collection of poems, Late Breaking,… Continue reading

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