Monthly Archives: August 2016

William Saroyan Was Born on This Date

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Eagle Thesis & Dissertation Boot Camp, Sept. 14-16

Working 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 … Continue reading

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30 Inspirational Quotes from Fictional Teachers and Mentors

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Happy First Day of School UNT!

We’ve missed you!  

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Like Putting Corsets on an Elephant

On this date in 1929, editing of Look Homeward, Angel is completed. The process reminds author Thomas Wolfe of putting corsets on an elephant.

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Frost Burns

On this date in 1938, Robert Frost spends the evening heckling fellow poet Archibald MacLeish during his poetry reading. Frost caps the evening off by setting fire to a stack of papers. #BurnBabyBurn

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Cabaret Creator Born on This Date

Writer Christopher Isherwood was born on this date in 1904. He used his time spent living in Berlin as the basis for his play <i>I Am a Camera</i>, which in turn inspired the hit musical <i>Cabaret</i> and the Oscar-winning film … Continue reading

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Come See Us at Mean Green Fling Tonight!

We’ll be there, being mean, being green, and flinging!

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Jorges Luis Borges Was Born on This Date

Argentine short-story writer, essayist, poet and translator, and  key figure in Spanish-language literature Jorge Luis Borges was born on this date in 1899.

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Franzen Featured on TIME Magazine Cover

  On this date in 2010, Jonathan Franzen became the first author to appear on the cover of TIME Magazine since Stephen King’s cover in 2000.

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