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James Sherman, February 14, 2015
Locating Love Poetry in the Literature Department
Desperate for something special for that someone special this Valentine's Day?  Ask yourself: what's more moving, more enduring, and much cheaper than flowers?

Fascinating Rhythm
Christa Deitrick, February 18, 2015

As we enter week three of our "I-Heart-Hart-Fest," some of you might be wondering, "What's the big deal about this Hart guy?"  Well, I am here to tell you that it's all about word choice and rhythm.  Lorenz Hart was a master of both.

Christa Deitrick, February 12, 2015

Our celebration of the word wizardry of Lorenz Hart continues with another love song.  With February 14th right around the corner, what better song to choose than the Rodgers and Hart classic My Funny Valentine?

Movie Theatre image
Elizabeth Graney, February 05, 2015

If you've heard it once, you've heard it a million times - the book was better. There's nothing like debating the differences between a favorite book and its translation to the screen.

Photograph of Lorenz Hart
Christa Deitrick, February 06, 2015

The best lyricists are poets, albeit with a slightly different skill set.  Their goal is not to make the words sing upon the page, but rather to craft lines that can be sung in real life.  Like Shakespeare's plays, their couplets and stanzas are meant to be heard and not seen.

2014 National Book Critics Circle Award Finalists Announced
David Kelly, January 22, 2015
On Monday the finalists for the National Book Critics Circle Awards were announced.