Claudia Keelan comes to Xavier

By: Aiyana Moore ~Staff Writer~ The Xavier University English Department is busy this fall with two returning series. The Ryan Writers Series and The Expressions of Gender film series works to expose students to artistic talents such as Claudia Keelan, poet and professor. The Ryan Writers Series is named in memory of Xavier alum Robert Ryan. Through the series, several poets are invited to Xavier each year to share their own poetry. Claudia Keelan, a teacher at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, has won the Beatrice Hawley Award and the Jerome Shestack prize for her poetry. She will visit … Continue reading Claudia Keelan comes to Xavier

Yale professor to hold lecture at Xavier

By: Justin Worthing ~Staff Writer~ Yale University history professor John Merriman will speak in the Conaton Board Room about the 1871 massacre of the Paris Commune. The topic will cover the subject material of his new book “Massacre: The Life and Death of the Paris Commune,” which will be released on Dec. 9. Merriman’s talk, which will take place on Nov. 6, will focus on the municipal council organized by Parisians in 1871 for the purpose of self-governance. Many Parisians disapproved of the national government, especially at the end of the Franco-Prussian War, and instead allowed the Commune to rule … Continue reading Yale professor to hold lecture at Xavier