Category Archives: News & Events

2016 Reading Challenge: Book 18

A mystery/thriller: In Cold Blood by Truman Capote I chose this classic by Capote because I love reading true crime stories; I know it’s a bit morbid, but I find it interesting to read about events that happened in real … Continue reading

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2015 Reading Challenge

I am so excited to share with you one of the most fun adventures of my year! Last December, I saw a Facebook post a friend shared about reading 50 books in 2015. The challenge gave a list of different … Continue reading

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Based on the Book: Bestseller Cinema

On Saturday, April 11th, La Salle University professor and KYW Newsradio 1060 Movie Critic Bill Wine visited the Bethlehem Public Library to discuss the difference between the reading and viewing experience of literary works adapted to film in his lecture … Continue reading

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Being Black in China

Scholar Tony Reyes writes about the experiences of African American travelers as they pass through China. His site, Black Life China, offers many interesting perspectives on what it feels like to navigate this racially homogeneous country as an African American. In … Continue reading

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Marymount University 2013 Graduate Commencement Speaker

Well everyone, I made it. I am officially a graduate of Marymount University. I now have an MA in Literature & Language. It feels great! Here is a picture of me at the podium after the ceremony. I feel very … Continue reading

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Thesis defense 2013–Exploring Pottermania: the Post-Modern Sacred in American Mass Culture

Well everyone, I’m happy to report that I have completed the scariest milestone in my graduate school experience: the thesis defense. But to be honest, it really wasn’t that scary at all. It was actually pretty fun. I mean, how … Continue reading

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Author Junot Díaz visits Marymount University

Pulitzer Prize winner Junot Diaz visited my university this afternoon, and what an amazing experience! Marymount hosted two Arlington high schools, and the students in attendance asked many wonderful questions (most of our students read The Brief Wondrous Life of … Continue reading

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