Mixed response to Jeffrey Angles on translation

Last Monday, Jeffrey Angles visited from Western Michigan University to give a lecture titled “Migrant Poetics: Gender and Trauma in Translation”. After a summary discussion of the constraints placed on translators, especially those who translate poetry that treats trauma, he delved into

Daisy Fried ’89 returns to read poems

Daisy Fried wants you to enjoy the pain that comes with her poetry. The Swarthmore alum worked for many years at the Warren Wilson College (WWC), and has also taught at Smith College, Haverford College, Bryn Mawr College, Villanova University, Temple University,

Yusef Komunyakaa to lecture on campus

Last week, celebrated author Toni Morrison offered us a few invaluable insights regarding the unspoken truths we derive from words written on a page. She called this idea “invisible ink.” On Friday, we will hear from another Pulitzer Prize-winning author who holds

Toni Morrison casts her spell

“I’m worth it.” A filled LPAC auditorium. A lengthy standing ovation. The moment so many have been waiting for since the start of this academic year finally came Monday night when Toni Morrison was wheeled onto LPAC Mainstage. Dr. Weinstein’s reverent introduction

Morrison lectures, reads to delighted full house

On April 7th, Toni Morrison spoke to a packed house – so packed that many faculty were stranded outside, forced to watch her speak on the monitors. Her reception was understandable. At 83, Morrison is one of the last twentieth-century literary heavyweights,


Cornel West, Robert George to speak at Swarthmore

Robert George ’77,  a conservative Christian thinker, activist and co-founder of the National Organization for Marriage, and Cornel West, a democratic socialist who has been active in liberal political causes, will come to the college in February to discuss their experiences and