All News

English faculty recognized for inclusive teaching

English faculty recognized for inclusive teaching

Elizabeth Paul (English) received Mason’s esteemed 2024 Teaching Excellence Award with special recognition for her inclusive teaching. In this article, she shares what drew her to teaching, how she creates an inclusive learning space, what to do when a classroom is not as energized, and what to do about how AI could motivate an instructor.

6 Mason Writers Receive $3000 in Awards

6 Mason Writers Receive $3000 in Awards

Six writers judged nearly 100 fiercely competitive entries to arrive at the winners of Mason Creative Writing's annual Spring Writing Contests. Six lucky Mason writers were awarded a total of $3000.

English faculty receives Online Teaching Excellence award

English faculty receives Online Teaching Excellence award

English faculty Dr. Albert J. DeFazio III, winner of the 2024 Online Teaching Excellence award, explains his inspiration for teaching, his plans to innovate and evolve as an educator at Mason, and his advice to other faculty thinking of teaching online

Fall 2024 Visiting Writers Series

Fall 2024 Visiting Writers Series

George Mason University’s Creative Writing Program joins Watershed Lit and Mason’s University Libraries in presenting the Fall 2024 Visiting Writers Series, celebrating fiction, nonfiction, and poetry.

Helon Habila Earns Lifetime Achievement Award

Helon Habila Earns Lifetime Achievement Award

The Kaduna Books and Arts Festival has honored Mason creative writing professor Helon Habila with the KabaFest Lifetime Achievement Award, which will be presented at the festival's opening ceremonies on Thursday, April 25.

The Alan Cheuse International Writers Center Brings Baldwin Biographer David Leeming to Campus for Why Baldwin Matters Symposium

The Alan Cheuse International Writers Center Brings Baldwin Biographer David Leeming to Campus for Why Baldwin Matters Symposium

On April 17th, the Alan Cheuse International Writers Center will continue its centennial celebration of famed novelist, essayist, and orator James Baldwin with The Symposium: Why Baldwin Matters. The day-long event will feature lecture and conversation "Looking for Jimmy" with David Leeming, Baldwin’s official biographer and close friend, and panel discussion "Why Baldwin Matters- Friendship, Scholarship and Imagination" followed by a reception. Prof. Keith Clark, author of Black Manhood in James Baldwin, Ernest J. Gaines and August Wilson and distinguished professor of English and African and African American Studies, will host both events. This symposium will bring together Baldwin scholars, Mason students, and writers who knew Baldwin personally.