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—Warren Charleston, UMass English 2019
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June 13, 2019
Earlier this month, Ocean Vuong's debut and critically-acclaimed novel, On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous, was published by Penguin Random House. Vuong's novel has been a fast hit, with Vuong...
June 02, 2019
Ocean Vuong's debut novel, On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous, will be published by Penguin Random House and released later this month. NPR recently interviewed Vuong about his novel to learn more...
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"My English major is kind of my saving grace. I love being an English major."
Emily is currently finishing an honors thesis that analyzes the action role-playing video game NIER. Her project looks at gender and sexuality in NIER and uses queer theory to show how the game critiques traditional fairy tales.Continue reading about Emily Cerri