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Alumna Julija Pivo wins Fulbright Teaching Fellowship to Lithuania

Alumna Julija Pivo wins Fulbright Teaching Fellowship to Lithuania

Julija Pivo, 2020 graduate from Mason’s BFA program, has won a prestigious Fulbright English Teaching Fellowship to Lithuania, starting in Summer 2022. The award not only caps an impressive career at Mason, but also brings a family journey full circle: Pivo’s late father was a Fulbright scholar from Lithuania to America from 2000 - 2001.

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Breaking the Silence in Stillhouse Press’s How to Bury a Boy at Sea 

Breaking the Silence in Stillhouse Press’s How to Bury a Boy at Sea 

Phil Goldstein hid his trauma for almost twenty years. A survivor of sexual abuse at the hands of his older brother, Phil did what most male victims do -- he locked his past away from the world. Today, Phil can celebrate the end of that long-held silence through the release of his debut volume of poetry, How to Bury a Boy at Sea published by Stillhouse Press in April of 2022. This arresting collection renders the complexities unique to male survivors of sexual abuse with clarity and bravery, a critical and too-often ignored storyline.

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Poet Wins Prestigious Stella Prize with Debut Work

Poet Wins Prestigious Stella Prize with Debut Work

"Goorie-Koori author Evelyn Araluen has been announced as the 2022 winner of the highly-coveted Stella Prize. The annual women's award recognises outstanding writing by a local author, and furnishes the winner with a lucrative prize [of $60,000.]"
NITV

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Arundhati Roy Speaks on Contemporary India

Arundhati Roy Speaks on Contemporary India

"Roy said that she recently asked a pilot friend of hers whether he could fly a plane backwards. 'He laughed out loud,' she said. 'I said "this is exactly what is happening here". The leaders of this country are flying the plane in reverse, everything is falling, and we are headed for a crash.'"
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Bringing “Cultural Diplomacy” to the Classics

Bringing “Cultural Diplomacy” to the Classics

"At a time when many global crises demand a better understanding of our societies, when humanities funding is waning in many places, Denecke thinks that adding to MIT’s strengths in humanistic knowledge and adapting the humanities to the challenges of our age, especially in the area of social justice, is a worthy ideal."
MIT News

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Post-Soviet Pulp Fiction: Presages of the War in Ukraine

Post-Soviet Pulp Fiction: Presages of the War in Ukraine

"As enormous amounts of natural gas flowed from Russia to Western Europe...literary scholars like the University of Copenhagen’s Professor Mikhail Suslov, the Russian writer Maria Galina, and National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy PhD student Mariia Shuvalova, have charted, via their analysis of the irredentist themes in Russian science fiction or speculative fiction towards Ukraine, the failure of this European dream."
University World News

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An Interview with Damon Galgut

An Interview with Damon Galgut

"No one writes books in order to win a particular prize and then retire. That would be a very strange motivation, right? I certainly hope to squeeze a few more books out of my tortured psyche before the end. That remains my ambition. And I don’t think winning the Booker is going to make that project even slightly easier. Probably the opposite."
Brisbane Times

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Vasily Grossman’s Life and Fate

Vasily Grossman’s Life and Fate

"[Life and Fate] travels between the battle’s several fronts, but also to Moscow and to evacuee life in Kazan and Kuibyshev (now Samara). Those not directly involved in the fighting are drawn into other, potentially lethal battles with Stalinist bureaucracy and restrictions on free speech and research, or with its police and penal system."
The Irish Times

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