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Research ·

AU Launches Anti-Racist Pedagogy Library Subject Guide

This week, American University unveiled its new Antiracist Praxis, which gives the entire AU community easy access to the main ideas, key terms, and definitions within the scholarship that inform antiracist practice.
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Literature ·

AU Offering New Technical Writing and Rhetoric Class in Fall

As the world grows more data driven, it needs professionals who can make technical information accessible. To ensure that AU students have this critical skill, WRT 610: Technical Writing and Rhetoric will be offered for the first time this fall.
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Achievements ·

2020 College of Arts and Sciences Dean's Awards Winners

Every year, faculty and staff who have made outstanding contributions to the College are recognized through College Dean’s Awards. Dean Peter Starr announces this year's winners.
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Achievements ·

Professor Rachel Louise Snyder Named Guggenheim Fellow

Congratulations to AU Associate Professor of Literature Rachel Louise Snyder, who has been awarded a prestigious Guggenheim Fellowship for 2020!
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Literature ·

Going to the Movies for Class, When Class is Remote

Professor Jeff Middents has taken his “Critical Approach to the Cinema” class online in a brand-new and very popular way. Students are watching movies, critiquing them, and sharing their thoughts online through social media.
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Literature ·

New MA Degree Combines Literature, Culture, and Technology

This fall, American University is offering an exciting, forward-looking new graduate degree: an MA in Literature, Culture, and Technology, combining literary and cultural studies, cinema, and writing, along with digital technology and coding.
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Literature ·

No Visible Bruises: Rachel Louise Snyder’s NY Times Top Ten Book

Professor Rachel Louise Snyder, the nation's leading writer on domestic violence, has published her latest award-winning book, No Visible Bruises: What We Don’t Know About Domestic Violence Can Kill Us.
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Literature ·

Welcome to the House of Machado

Carmen Maria Machado, bestselling author, National Book Award finalist, and American University alumna came back to campus this week to read from her new memoir In the Dream House in front of a packed crowd in Katzen’s Recital Hall.
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Literature ·

Extinctions and Catastrophes: First-Year Students Start with the Tough Questions

The Writer as Witness book selection, The Sixth Extinction, confronts climate change.
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