The Devil Pays His Due

Nikolai Gogol

On this date in 1852, Nikolai Gogol burns some of his manuscripts, including most of the second part of Dead Souls. He says that the act was the Devil playing a practical joke. Nine days later, Gogol died.

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W.E.B. DuBois Was Born on This Date


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How to Write a Literary Analysis Workshop on 2-28-17

How to Write a Literary Analysis GraphicGood literary analysis offers readers a new way to look at a piece of literature by encouraging them to look at the text in a new way. Let us show you how to write an effective literary analysis that will knock your professor’s socks off.

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Edward Gorey Was Born on This Date


Celebrated writer and artist Edward Gorey was born on this date in 1925.


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Eagle Thesis & Dissertation Boot Camp, March 15-17

Eagle Thesis & Dissertation Boot Camp-White BkgdWorking on a thesis or dissertation? Sign up for the Eagle Thesis & Dissertation Boot Camp, sponsored by the Toulouse Graduate School.

The Eagle Thesis & Dissertation Boot Camp is designed to provide an environment and support for intense, focused writing time, as well as structure and motivation to overcome typical roadblocks in the dissertation-writing process. It is an interruption-free, stress-free, no-excuses-just-do-it writing time for Master’s and Ph.D. students.

This is a three day program that runs from 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. each day. You are expected to attend the entire time. From 3:00 to 6:00 p.m. you are able to stay and have optional additional writing time and/or individual consulting. The dates for this camp are Wednesday, March 15, through Friday, March 17.

For more information, go to:

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Word of Mouth International Conversation Group on 2-24-17

word-of-mouth-graphicWord of Mouth is a weekly conversation group for international students. You can talk with native English speakers to improve spoken fluency, your cultural awareness, and your social interaction.

All Word of Mouth meetings are on Fridays from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. in Willis Library, Room 340.

  • Friday, February 24 | Topic: Rites of Passage
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Southwell Suffers a Saint’s Death


Robert Southwell, the poet who wrote St. Peter’s Complaint, was hanged on this date in 1595. Southwell had become a Jesuit priest—a violation of prevailing law.

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We’re Hiring–Graduate Tutor

Help Wanted Grad Tutors

We’re looking for a Ph.D. candidate to serve as a Graduate Writing Tutor for the UNT Writing Lab for the 2017-2018 academic year. To be eligible you must
• Be currently enrolled as a Ph.D. candidate at UNT
• Be in good academic standing
• Have a projected graduation date of no sooner than Spring 2019

The successful candidate may not hold a teaching fellowship at UNT; students who have exceeded the eligibility limit for Ph.D. funding (12 long semesters) are ineligible for this position.

Please read the attached Writing Support GSA announcement-2015 (1) from the Toulouse School of Graduate Studies, which funds this position.

Direct all questions regarding this job posting to Dr. Lisa Jackson, Director of the UNT Writing Lab, at .

You must apply for this position through the Eagle Careers website. Look for Job ID 139553. Application deadline is March 31, 2017 .

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Frederick Douglass Died on This Date


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Gides Ghost Gibes Claudel


Nobel Laureate André Gide died on this date in 1951. Several days letter, a telegram bearing his signature appeared on a bulletin board at the Sorbonne. It read “Hell doesn’t exist. Better notify Claudel.” Paul Claudel, who was a Catholic mystic poet, had once unsuccessfully tried to convert Gide.

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