Monthly Archives: January 2018

Proposal deadline extended for JUS conference in Serbia

Is there anything more difficult than finding the time to write a proposal for a paper topic for an academic conference when you’re up to your elbows in class prep and student papers to grade? But if you want to … Continue reading

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New book of European Perspectives on John Updike now available for pre-order

European Perspectives on John Updike, a collection of essays edited by Laurence W. Mazzeno and Sue Norton featuring scholars living and working in Europe, is scheduled for publication in June 2018. From the Camden House/Boydell and Brewer Spring 2018 catalog: … Continue reading

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Updike turns up in New York Public Library exhibition

Yesterday a new major exhibition—You Say You Want a Revolution—opened at the New York Public Library in collaboration with Carnegie Hall’s citywide festival, “The ’60s: The Years that Changed America.” The exhibition will run through September 1, 2018. Timothy Leary’s … Continue reading

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New York State Writers Institute to digitalize writers on tape

For 35 years, “big name” writers have visited the New York State Writers Institute at the University of Albany to read from their work and talk about their work in interviews. Soon, the Times Union reports, all of those taped … Continue reading

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Yes, Virginia, good men CAN write about bad men

It’s not exactly as monumental as the reassurance that the New York Sun famously gave in their 1897 editorial, “Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus,” but Cienna Madrid offers a highly literate and darned-near definitive sounding response to a … Continue reading

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Take the Serbian Day Trip!

Whether it’s home or abroad, no one wants to fly to an academic conference solely to sit in meeting rooms. People want to see some of the local sights, which is why for every conference thus far The John Updike … Continue reading

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Schiff Family Foundation increases JUS support

Fundraising to mount exhibits at the John Updike Childhood Home just became less of a priority, thanks to a more than generous donation from the Robert and Adele Schiff Family Foundation. The Ohio-based foundation, which initially donated the money for … Continue reading

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