The Hendrix-Murphy Foundation Programs in Literature and Language enrich the study of literature and language at Hendrix. They bring acclaimed writers, poets, translators, literary critics, editors, playwrights, literary scholars, and theatre directors to campus to give public lectures and readings, teach classes, direct student plays, and mentor student writers.
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The new Murphy Scholars Program offers intensive study experiences in literature and language.
Hendrix-Murphy Programs bring acclaimed writers, scholars, and theatre directors to campus to give public lectures and readings, teach classes, direct student plays, and mentor student writers.
Award-winning Haitian-born writer Edwidge Danticat presents "Create Dangerously: The Immigrant Artist at Work."
October 29, 2015, 7:30 p.m.
Murphy Visiting Theatre Director Melora Kordos discusses and directs William Shakespeare's Measure for Measure.
February 19, 2016, 4:15 p.m.
Murphy Visiting Poet Kevin Young reads selections of his work, including eight books of award-winning poetry.
April 14, 2016, 7:30 p.m.
Other Hendrix-Murphy literary and language programs include The Aonian campus literary magazine; an on-campus Language House; a student and alumni playwriting competition and Playwright's Theatre reading; ShopTalk discussions with published writers; the Word Garden student reading series; collective out-loud readings of great works; and student writing and editing internships and externships with the Oxford American magazine and other institutions.
Hendrix-Murphy Programs also supports individual student opportunities to study literature and language at universities in Germany, India, China, and Ghana, as well as with special faculty-led student group programs such as Hendrix-in-Madrid and Hendrix-in-Tours.
Eight students pursue intensive summer Spanish language and literature study and explore cultural sites in Madrid and the surrounding countryside.
Eight students attend a four-week French language program in the summer and experience the culture, art, and music of Tours.
Hendrix-Murphy supports individual student opportunities to study at universities around the world.
Learn more about the Hendrix-Murphy Foundation, the Bertie Wilson Murphy Building, and the 2015-2016 events and programs for the Hendrix community.