Clemson English professor Susanna Ashton has found the previously unnamed slave who she believes helped inspire Harriet Beecher Stowe to pen Uncle Tom’s Cabin.
Clemson English professor Sean Morey calls the tarpon one of the most majestic fish in the ocean, yet a recent episode of the Animal Planet hit “River Monsters” blames a tarpon swimming in the brackish waters of Nicaragua for the tragic death of a fisherman, giving the species a reputation that Morey calls a monstrous mistake.
Starting April 11, renowned writers will be in town and on campus to engage book lovers with four days of readings, discussions and a book fair as part of the 5th Annual Clemson Literary Festival. Among the 18 exciting on- and off-campus events — all free to the public — is an appearance of Pulitzer-Prize winning author Richard Ford.
In 2004, Kudera spent seven weeks in Seoul, South Korea, teaching and tutoring students in conversational English. Relieved of the time-consuming duty of grading papers, he found time to write. The result was Fight for Your Long Day, a novel about a day in the life of an adjunct English instructor. Media Relations staff writer Angela Nixon interviewed Kudera on his writing, the book and the impact it has had.
When we have the opportunity to hear scientists speak directly about such critical issues, we’re sometimes left even more confused. At Clemson, professor Steve Katz is finding ways to help students of science gain a better understanding of scientific communication, both within their own fields and with the public.