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The day is here! 𝘛𝘩𝘦 𝘈𝘰𝘯𝘪𝘢𝘯, Hendrix's literary magazine, will hold its virtual release reception for Volume 36 at 5 p.m. in the Hendrix-Murphy Events channel. The reception will include readings from the winners of the Hendrix-Murphy Foundation Writing Contest and a discussion from the winners of the Hendrix Art Department Contest. Contact JohnsonQC@hendrix.edu with questions.
Fun fact: Hendrix-Murphy has a guest book that we ask all our visiting writers to sign. Going back to 2002, this is a star-studded log of famous autographs. For example, here’s a sweet message from 2x Murphy Visiting Director Gus Kaikkonen:
"Neither snow nor ice nor COVID-19 stayed these Hendrix troupers from the swift completion of their "Dream." - Xox Gus Kaikkonen, Feb - March 2021
Today is Earth Day-- and what better way is there to celebrate the Earth than through poetry? Few poems describe the human love for nature as well as William Wordsworth's 𝘖𝘥𝘦 𝘰𝘯 𝘐𝘯𝘵𝘪𝘮𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯𝘴 𝘰𝘧 𝘐𝘮𝘮𝘰𝘳𝘵𝘢𝘭𝘪𝘵𝘺 𝘧𝘳𝘰𝘮 𝘙𝘦𝘤𝘰𝘭𝘭𝘦𝘤𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯𝘴 𝘰𝘧 𝘌𝘢𝘳𝘭𝘺 𝘊𝘩𝘪𝘭𝘥𝘩𝘰𝘰𝘥:
And O, ye Fountains, Meadows, Hills, and Groves,
Forebode not any severing of our loves!
Yet in my heart of hearts I feel your might;
I only have relinquish'd one delight
To live beneath your more habitual sway...
May this excerpt help you recall your love for the Earth and encourage you to care for it.
Murphy Scholar Christian Maddox '22 was recently accepted to the Schomburg-Mellon Humanities Summer Institute sponsored by the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. As part of the application process, he proposed a research project to work on over the summer. Maddox says his project "involves analyzing the relationship between antiblackness... and antiradicalism." He believes this program will be a great opportunity in preparing his thesis, its research being "very important in explaining how the U.S. and other countries function to silence those that dare to make society better." Overall, he hopes that his work will "help uplift those voices that were and still are not able to speak for their work and dedication to helping communities."
Study and immersion abroad spurs language proficiency and promotes cultural understanding for language students...Read more about language study abroad
When poets, novelists, nonfiction writers, playwrights, and literary scholars come to campus, they not only give public readings but also visit classes and talk to students in small-group settings.Visiting Writers Series
Students explore the literature of the theater through intensive experiences in script writing, dramaturgy, staged readings, and mentorship by professional directors and playwrights.Read more
Game nights, festive meals, Language House, and conversation hours enhance the classroom study of languages at Hendrix.Read more
Mentored by faculty, students attend and present at literary conferences and conduct their own research in literary archives and libraries around the world.Read more about literary research trips
A student reading series, interactive craft workshops, and writing groups build on what student writers learn in the classroom and helps their creative writing to shine.Read more about the Creative Writing Program
Students hone their writing, editing, and analytical skills in pop-up projects and discussion groups on topics in literature and language.Read more about student writing projects
In this select cohort program, students from all majors receive dedicated funding and mentorship to pursue their passions in literature and language.Read more about the Murphy Scholars Program
Internships and field experiences provide valuable professional experience at publishing houses, magazines, and literary organizations.Read more