Emma Smith is professor of Shakespeare studies at Oxford University. Her bestselling book This Is Shakespeare was praised by the likes of Hilary Mantel and Margaret Drabble. She is an expert on Shakespeare’s First Folio – the 1623 first collected edition of his plays, and one of the most valuable books in the world. She has written books about the First Folio and in 2016 was called upon to authenticate a newly discovered copy at Mount Stuart library on the Isle of Bute (it was genuine). Smith also hosts Approaching Shakespeare, a podcast series. Her latest book, Portable Magic, is a history of reading that explores the way books have shaped our social, cultural and political lives.
One of the most familiar visual tropes to emerge from the pandemic has been that of Serious People seated in front of their bookshelves. Whether it’s a cabinet minister on television or an accountant working from home, the poetics of Zoom insist on a backdrop of titles composed of equal parts stuffy professional manual, well‑thumbed Penguin Classic and, for those who like to raise the stakes, last year’s International Booker prize shortlist. Books don’t just furnish a room, they semaphore to the world exactly how you yourself would like to be read.
Missy Burgess, the associate director for student involvement at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, has earned the Legacy Leader Award from ACUI, formerly known as the Association of College Unions International. Burgess was presented with the award during the 2022 ACUI Annual Conference in Chicago. One of five ACUI Distinguished...
The first thing John David Smelser did three years ago when he learned about the Vestavia Hills girls basketball coaching job opening was to watch video of the Lady Rebels. He didn’t know anything about the players on the team. But after watching the video and seeing then-freshman Emma...
Lt. Col. Richard (Dick) H. Smith, USAF Ret., and his wife, Emma Jeanne Street Smith (Emmy), both from Palm Beach and Martin Counties, Florida, have each passed on from life on Earth to the next chapter in their lives together. Dick passed away on Nov. 24, 2021 at age 89,...
Ms. Emma Smith, of Livingston, died Saturday morning, November 27 at Riverview Regional in Carthage. She is survived by: son, Mike Bearinger of Corinth, Texas; grandchildren, Brandon Smith and wife Danielle of Livingston, Christina Jameson of Sierra Vista, Arizona, Marissa Pyron and husband Zach of Grand Prarie, Texas. Ms. Smith...
Ms. Emma Smith of Livingston, died Saturday morning, November 27 at Riverview Regional in Carthage. She is survived by: son, Mike Bearinger of Corinth, Texas; grandchildren, Brandon Smith and wife Danielle of Livingston, Christina Jameson of Sierra Vista, Arizona, Marissa Pyron and husband Zach of Grand Prarie, Texas. Ms. Smith...
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Youngstown A visitation in honor of Ms.Emma Smith will be held Thursday from 12-2pm at Washington Funeral Home, 2234 Glenwood Ave in Youngstown. Ms. Smith departed this life October 23, 2021 and joined those who have departed this life to be with our Lord Jesus Christ. Emma was the first born to John H.and Sonia R. Smith on January 26,1957 in Fayetteville, West Virginia. She was a quiet woman with few words, but a woman full of Love for everyone. She gave her whole heart to anything she did Her Savior, her family, the church. She loved PMMBC and was committed to making things better for everyone. Our sister was a good listener she was always ready to hear, but you never heard it again. She loved reading, studying the Bible and sharing what she knew. She loved music, reading, and she loved Bible study. She will be deeply missed by those who knew and loved her. She leaves to cherish her memory her loving mother; her siblings,Catherine, Sonia and William Warren; 6 neices, 3 nephews, 7 great neices, 10 great nephews, 1 great great neice, 5 great great nephews, and a host of family, church family and all those who loved her. She was preceeded in death by her father John H Smith SR, and a brotherJohn H Smith JR.
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YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (MyValleyTributes) – A visitation in honor of Ms. Emma Smith will be held Thursday, October 28, 2021 from 12:00 – 2:00 p.m. at Washington Funeral Home, 2234 Glenwood Avenue in Youngstown. Ms. Smith departed this life Saturday, October 23, 2021 and joined those who have departed this life...
Welcome back! We are so excited to write to you for the first (but not the last) time as Editors-in-Chief of The Argus. We have both been staff members since the fall of our first year on campus, and while neither of us envisioned being in this position at that moment, we could not be more excited to helm the publication as campus comes to life again.
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‘Mormon Land’: Puncturing the mystery of Emma Smith, who loved church founder Joseph Smith but loathed polygamy
She was church founder Joseph Smith’s first scribe. She created the first Latter-day Saint hymnal. She was the first president of the women’s Relief Society. She was, indeed, the faith’s first first lady. Yet Emma Smith, beloved wife of Joseph Smith, remains a mystery to many members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
TEMPE, Ariz. - Announced on Friday, June 18 by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA), Emma Smith of the University of the South women's tennis program has been selected as a Singles All-America honoree. Smith, a sophomore from Mount Pleasant, S.C. posted a 9-4 record in the 2021 season and finished...
Pleasanton cowgirl Emma Smith has been quietly making a name for herself as a barrel racer in her freshman season at Texas A&M. Smith won the National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association Southern Region title in barrel racing this season. She scored a total of 591 points in the 10 rodeos on the schedule to edge out her teammate, Hailey Finnegan. Two wins in addition to a second place finish at McNeese State and fourth at Texas A&M-Commerce helped put Smith into the driver’s seat for the regional championship and qualification for the College National Finals Rodeo in Casper, Wyo., with just one rodeo left on the schedule in Athens at Trinity Valley Community College May 7-8.
INDIANAPOLIS - Announced on Wednesday from the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), sophomore Emma Smith has been selected to participate in the 2021 NCAA Singles Championships May 28-30 from the Champions Club in Chattanooga, Tenn. The Mount Pleasant, S.C. native finished the spring season with a 7-1 overall record, including...
Jennifer Reeder smiled at the question and shared the first thought that came into her mind. “That she survived,” she said. The simple response is not intended to diminish the role and influence of the first Relief Society president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and the person responsible for compiling its first hymnal. But it begins to offer some insight into the complex life of Emma, church founder Joseph Smith’s beloved wife, who Reeder calls the “first woman of the Restoration” in her new book, “First: The Life and Faith of Emma Smith.”
INDIANAPOLIS - The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) released its first regional rankings for women's tennis on Thursday. The University of the South enters at No. 7 in the Atlantic South. Despite playing a limited number of competitions due to the University's COVID protocols, Sewanee has taken advantage of it,...