Graham Sack, PhD Candidate, publishes NY Times VR film, "Lincoln in the Bardo"

Thursday, February 16, 2017

The film is a companion to George Saunders’ new eponymous novel that tells the story of a grieving president as he spends the night in the cemetery where his beloved son lies in rest. The film visualizes Lincoln’s haunting experience – and gives voice to the ghosts that populate Saunders’ evocative tale.

The film is a co-production by The New York Times, Plympton, Sensorium and Graham Sack. It was directed and written by Graham Sack. George Saunders collaborated on the adaptation.

Prof. Colm Tóibín Honored by Liverpool University with Chancellorship

Thursday, February 2, 2017

Feb. 2 - Colm Tóibín has been honored by Liverpool University with a Chancellorship. For more information, see coverage by The Guardian.


Profs. Sharon Marcus and Nicholas Dames Awarded Grant for MOOC

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

University Provost, John H. Coatsworth, awarded Profs. Sharon Marcus and Nicholas Dames a grant for their proposed Massive Open Online Course (MOOC), "The Great Novels." For more information, see:

Prof. James Shapiro Wins James Tait Black Award

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Prof. James Shapiro and Benjamin Markovits have been announced as the winners of the prestigious James Tait Black Prizes.

Prof. James Shapiro's Book, The Year of Lear, Shortlisted for PBK Award

Thursday, August 18, 2016

The Phi Beta Kappa Society is pleased to announce the titles of the fifteen books from among those released in 2015 that are on the short lists for the Society’s annual book awards, The Christian Gauss Award, The Phi Beta Kappa Award in Science, and The Ralph Waldo Emerson Award. Each award carries a $10,000 prize and five books are on the short list for each. The Society will announce the winning titles on October 4, 2016 and will honor their authors at a gala dinner on December 2, 2016 in Washington, DC, at The National Museum of Women in the Arts.