Politics on the rocks

In the name of free speech and democracy, NIU English instructor Dan Libman is going bar hopping. In anticipation of the November elections, Northern Public Radio (WNIJ and WNIU) decided to go beyond its usual in-depth coverage of the issues and candidates. So the radio station invited Libman, a Pushcart Prize-winning author, to visit places where…

NIU remembers James Mellard

James Mellard
James (Jim) Mellard, a Professor Emeritus in the NIU Department of English, died Sunday, July 27. Mellard leaves his wife, Sue Gilbert Mellard; three daughters; and two grandchildren. Mellard was widely published, with 70 articles to his name. He wrote many books, including, “Beyond Lacan; Using Lacan, Reading Fiction;” “The Exploded Form: The Modernist Novel in America;” “The…

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