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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Unger Named Managing Editor of Legacy

Mary Unger, Ripon College Assistant Professor of English, has been named the Managing Editor of Legacy: A Journal of American Women Writers. Legacy is published by the University of Nebraska Press and according to its website is the “only scholarly journal to focus specifically on American women’s writings from the 17th through early 20th century.” The journal prides itself on… Continue reading

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English professor receives NEH Grant to Study Modernism

Mary Unger, assistant professor of English at Ripon College, will join a group of twenty-five college and university professors taking part in the National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Scholars four-week institute on “Making Modernism: Literature and Culture in Twentieth-Century Chicago, 1893-1955.” Unger will receive a $3,300 stipend to help cover the travel costs, books and other research expenses, and… Continue reading

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