UW Today

January 6, 2015

New David Shields book a collaboration, an argument — and a movie, too

Two men, four days, one cabin and an epic discussion of life and art, while James Franco makes a movie of it all. That’s the setup for the latest book by UW English Professor David Shields, working this time with former student Caleb Powell.

October 13, 2014

Northwest artists, writers, arts advocates in ‘Mary Randlett Portraits’

Frances McCue discusses “Mary Randlett Portraits,” a new book from University of Washington Press she created with the well-known Northwest photographer.

December 30, 2013

David Shields acts, James Franco directs: A report from the set

An English professor turned actor? David Shields answers a few questions about “playing himself” in a film directed by James Franco based on Shields’ forthcoming book with colleague Caleb Powell, “I Think You’re Totally Wrong: A Quarrel.”

May 8, 2013

Herbert Blau remembered as teacher, history-making theater pioneer

Herbert Blau, who died on May 3, will be remembered as a theater innovator and scholar who introduced American audiences to avant-garde playwrights such as Samuel Beckett and Harold Pinter.