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Fashionable Alumna Interviewed for Going Mod


Hamline alumna Molly Kirwan ‘05 was recently interviewed by CollegeFashion website regarding her career at the online, vintage-inspired, clothing retailer ModCloth. The piece entitled, From Classroom to Catwalk: ModCloth’s Molly Kirwan, Kirwan talks about her time at Hamline as an English major and history minor and credits the “wonderful English Department” and “brilliant faculty members” for helping her find her niche in 20th century American literature and film.

“She walked in with interests in writing and film and a keen interest in style,” Associate Provost Mike Reynolds recalls.

Reynolds taught Kirwan in a number of classes, including, Literary Theory (now Literary and Cultural Theory).

“As a student, Molly was a great writer,” Reynolds said. “She wrote about film, and she wrote about style and its relationship to identity.”

“Molly is such a gifted and creative young woman,” Jeff Turner, associate professor in the Theatre Department, said. “Not only did she work with a handful of other students to get a film studies course back on the books, but she performed in two of my theatre productions: Anton Chekhov's The Seagull and Kaufman and Hart's You Can't Take It With You.”

You can read the entire article about Kirwan on the CollegeFashion website.