James Schamus is a longtime film professor at the School of Arts, where this fall he will teach courses on “Topics in American Film” and “The Western.” Last year, he was inducted into the 25 Year Club at Columbia.
W. Somerset Maugham, whose well-known works include Of Human Bondage, The Moon and Sixpence and The Razor’s Edge, visited Columbia in November 1950 at the invitation of philosophy professor Irwin Edman (CC'1917, Ph.D.’20), a longtime friend.
In 1972, while going over a list of essays to include in his collection, Forewords and Afterwords, the poet W. H. Auden turned to the 26-year-old scholar assisting him and asked, “Why didn’t you include my essay on Romeo and Juliet?”
They teach military veterans, Columbia undergraduates and homeless youth without pay or school credit. What they get is the opportunity to help others while gaining valuable teaching and mentoring experience.
Nobel Laureate Orhan Pamuk, the Robert Yik-Fong Tam Professor of the Humanities and professor of writing in the School of the Arts, is one of Turkey's most prominent novelists. His latest novel is,"A Strangeness in My Mind."
Pulitzer Prize-winning School of the Arts Professor Margo Jefferson has been a staff writer for "The New York Times" and "Newsweek;" her reviews and essays have appeared in "New York Magazine," "Grand Street," "Vogue," "Harper's" and elsewhere.