Category Archives: International Scene

Children’s Lit Corner

We’ve recently had the delightful experience of sharing our home with a young foreign exchange student from Poland. Not only are we eating lots of Polish meals (pirogi, bigos, ciasto z sliwkami, to name a few) but also have the … Continue reading

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AML Presidential Address 2012

From my early childhood, I remember people with dark skin and black hair in my home.  I understood that they were working with my father on projects in different languages.  Most were Mayan Indians, from various places in Guatemala.  The … Continue reading

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Race, Culture, White Guilt, and Mormon Letters

Several of my mom’s siblings were in town this weekend, including two brothers from England, so we had our Goldberg family seder at my grandma’s house with two dozen members of the Gill clan in attendance. Because we had lots … Continue reading

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Announcement: AML Annual Conference April 21

The Association for Mormon Letters will hold its annual conference on April 21st at Utah Valley University’s Student Center.  The theme of the conference is: “Going Forth into All the World: Mormon Literature in an International Church.” 

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Nickel Basins and the Mormon Experience

One of my majors as an undergraduate (yes, it was one that I actually completed and got a diploma in) was Spanish Translation. I thought it would be a great way to find a practical use for the second language … Continue reading

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El Polígamo Solitario Comes to Town

Guest post by Ángel Chaparro Sáinz I have this friend who works in the security staff of a Spanish professional soccer team. One of the midfielders got some invitations for an exhibition that he didn’t want to visit. So this … Continue reading

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Looking back, looking around, looking forward

The BYU Writers/Dramaturgs/Actors workshop, or WDA, provides an intensive workshop experience for new plays and for new writers. I’ve taught it for years–this year, my friends and colleagues Melissa Larsen and George Nelson are running it. Typically, six plays are … Continue reading

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Class Update and AML Conference Thoughts

Class Update My creative writing class continues to be very fun. Two weeks ago student  s were to write sonnets that played with the conventions of the form in some way: one student chose to write one “backwards-sonnet” with the … Continue reading

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AML Conference 2012

We are going international for our Association for Mormon Letters Conference in 2012. We’d love to hold it in Denmark, as the Mormon History Association did with their conference several years ago, but most of our members/guests wouldn’t be able to … Continue reading

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On Layered Time, plus Thoughts on a Certain Musical

On April 6th I was interested in General Conference to hear stories about the beginnings of the Church welfare program. I knew the program was important, but I didn’t realize how important until Bishop Burton shared the Heber J. Grant … Continue reading

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