Month: September 2007

  • Book Reviews. Book Reviews?

    There are seven book reviews in the new issue of Contrary magazine, and five are written by former maphers: Contrary Reviews Would you like to join them? If so, please send the editor, Yours Truly, a note to get the details: chicago[at]contrarymagazine[dot]com. Contrary‘s readership seemed to peak with just over 210,000 page views over three […]

  • New Poems by a Mapher

    Shaindel Beers (’00) has two new poems in the latest issue of Thieves Jargon, and like all of Shaindel’s work, they’re terrific: Shaindel is a professor of English at Blue Mountain Community College in Pendleton, Oregon. Please send me news of your publications, or post them here. Eventually I’d like to compile them in […]

  • Misty MAPH-colored Memories….

    The sound of Jay and Candace bellowing “Helloooo” in unison at every group meeting. The smell of the mediocre coffee brewing in the MAPH office. The taste of those wafer crackers and amazingly soft cookies at social hour. The glazed look in your eyes and the slight leg cramps from sitting for literally hours staring […]

  • Life in the AfterMAPH—Teaching with Technology

    One of our goals with the afterMAPH is to be a forum for our alums to talk about what they do, and carry on some of the kinds of conversations they began at MAPH. In that spirit I present this post by our guest author Kristin Scott. Kristin Scott is a MAPH alum currently teaching […]

  • Adventures in the Aftermaph: Panama

    Laura Browning (05), who studied writing in MAPH, was recently hired as a senior conservation writer by The Nature Conservancy, which promptly shipped her off to Panama. From the edge of the jungle she writes: I got up this morning at 5:45, did yoga on my sleeping porch, and then met the rest of the […]

  • The Continuing, Continual Job Search: Q&A

    Spend way too much time on and Getting stircrazy and wondering if you’ll ever find a job? Never fear! Lesley Lundeen, our superhero at CAPS (Career Advising and Planning Services), has done us the great favor of responding to our questions about what to do in this sort of situation. Read on below […]

  • Femmes do THYESTES at Court Theatre!

    MAPHers feeling free and frisky after turning in their theses last year gave Court Theatre’s Arcadia rave reviews. Coming up is a real thespian treat: Seneca’s time old story of human rage, Thyestes, translated and interpreted by two of today’s greatest female artists. The play will open on Sept. 20 and run until Oct. 21–and […]

  • afterMAPH Official Blog Launch

    Hey afterMAPHers! Perhaps it’s been awhile since you’ve talked to your fellow MAPHers (or maybe it was just this morning); in either case we are launching the official afterMAPH blog– a place where you can reunite, share ideas, read about things going on in Chicago, Hyde Park, and the lives of your fellow alums. We […]