The mythical Greek king Odysseus would recognize much of himself in the cunning, deceitful Frank Underwood, the lead character in the Emmy-nominated Netflix political drama House of Cards.
Wesleyan's Scott Sheridan translated the 2014 novel Lemonade from Italian into English for AmazonCrossing, and draws from translation work in his classes.
Wesleyan's Linda French, whose research explores similar questions as the New Horizons space probe, is eager for its new observations of Pluto.
Wesleyan's Joanne Diaz is co-editor of a new collection of essays, The Little Magazine in Contemporary America -- revealing that the venue may be helped more than hurt by changing technology.
Wesleyan's Christina Isabelli won an IES Abroad grant to teach a summer course in Madrid. Her six-week course in Spanish will examine how social organization and behavior influenced language change.
Chair and Professor of Physics Linda French was named the 2016 recipient of the Kemp Foundation Award for Teaching Excellence during Illinois Wesleyan's Honors Convocation, where 2015 winner Kathleen Montgomery gave the address.
The National Endowment for the Humanities awarded a highly competitive fellowship to Wesleyan's Carolyn Nadeau for the translation and critical analysis of a 17th-century Spanish cookbook.
The Board of Trustees has approved tenure for 10 faculty members and advancement in rank for 15, recognizing progress and achievement in their professional development.
Wesleyan's Nancy Sultan examines why we're drawn to modern protagonists, such as Kevin Spacey's Frank Underwood, who break the mold of hero as "good guy."
Wesleyan's Kevin Sullivan is co-editor of The Open Mind: Essays in Honour of Christopher Rowland, a collection of academic essays honoring the innovative British scholar.