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Graduate student Jen Pullen talks with fellow students at a reception for visiting writers.

Graduate student Jen Pullen talks with fellow students at a reception for visiting writers.

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Dr. Zakes Mda, portraitDr. Zakes Mda, retired Professor of English at Ohio University, was quoted in a Black News Zone story about the passing of Toni Morrison headlined “Nobel literature laureate who transformed American lite” Morrison, who died Aug. 5, grew up in Lorain, Ohio. And Zakes Mda, the renowned South African novelist, […]

The post Mda: Toni Morrison ‘Imbued Me with the Courage to Stretch the Limits of Myth’ appeared first on Ohio University | College of Arts & Sciences.

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English News – Ohio University | College of Arts & Sciences Aug 08

Ph.D. candidates Aaron Babcock and Kristin Distel have recently published and presented in a variety of venues about Ohio author Sherwood Anderson and other Midwestern writers. Babcock specializes in American immigrant fiction published between Reconstruction and the Second World War, while Distels focus is female characters experience of shame in […]

The post Babcock and Distel Coedit Sherwood Anderson Book appeared first on Ohio University | College of Arts & Sciences.

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English News – Ohio University | College of Arts & Sciences Jul 02

J. Allyn Rosser, portraitFrom Compass The Ohio University Press welcomes esteemed poet and Professor of English J. Allyn Rosser as general editor of the annual Hollis Summers Poetry Prize. David Sanders, founder and general editor of the poetry prize, is retiring after 20 years of devoted service. Named for the distinguished poet who […]

The post Rosser Named General Editor of Hollis Summers Poetry Prize appeared first on Ohio University | College of Arts & Sciences.

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English News – Ohio University | College of Arts & Sciences Jun 06

Doctoral Student Regina Yoong, portrait outdoorsBy Teaching Assistants Regina Yoong Yui Jien and Lucero Gonzalez As new Teaching Assistants, it’s easy to want to follow and emulate other, usually more experienced, professors’ teaching styles. As much as we can learn so much from our professors, especially the ones we admire, there comes a time to […]

The post Bringing YOU into the Classroom appeared first on Ohio University | College of Arts & Sciences.

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English News – Ohio University | College of Arts & Sciences Jun 03

Scott Owens, portrait outoorsOhio University alum Scott Owens ’84 was featured in a Hickory Daily Record story by Mary Canrobert headlined “Like poetry, shop soothes, nourishes and inspires.” He earned an A.B. in English from the Honors Tutorial College at OHIO. Had I been gifted with the skills of a poet, Id write […]

The post Alumni News | Reporter Writes Ode to Poet Owens appeared first on Ohio University | College of Arts & Sciences.

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English News – Ohio University | College of Arts & Sciences Apr 29

Amanda Hayes, portraitOhio University alum Dr. Amanda Hayes published her first book, The Politics of Appalachian Rhetoric, with West Virginia University Press. The book won the 2019 Nancy Dasher Award, a prize that is presented by the College English Association of Ohio and recognizes outstanding publications by faculty members from a CEAO-member […]

The post Alumni News | Hayes’ First Book Wins Nancy Dasher Award appeared first on Ohio University | College of Arts & Sciences.

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English News – Ohio University | College of Arts & Sciences Apr 28

Melanie Ritzenthaler, portraitGraduate student Melanie Ritzenthaler‘s new story, “Fever Creek,” is published in the latest issue of Nashville Review. Ritzenthaler is a doctoral student in OHIO’s English Department, where she specializes in Creative Writing (Fiction). Her short stories have appeared or are forthcoming in Ninth Letter, West Branch, Colorado Review, Salamander, and […]

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English News – Ohio University | College of Arts & Sciences Apr 28

English graduate student Angie Mazakiss manuscript, I Was Waiting to See What You Would Do First, was selected as one of two finalists by Indiana Reviews Blue Light Books Prize. Mazakis, an Ohio University alum, also has one poem each in new issues of The Iowa Review, Columbia Journal, and […]

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English News – Ohio University | College of Arts & Sciences Apr 25

The Washington Post reports on Ohio University alum Stanley Plumly in an obituary headlined “Stanley Plumly, Md. poet laureate who wrote of nature and memory, dies at 79.” Mr. Plumly said his twin obsessions during his youth were basketball and reading. He graduated in 1961 from Wilmington College in Ohio, […]

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English News – Ohio University | College of Arts & Sciences Apr 24

Dr. Bianca Spriggs, performing at a microphoneSplit This Rock, a national literary organization dedicated to fostering greater roles for poets in public life by using art to promote social activism, maintains a searchable database of over 600 social justice-related poems as a resource for educators, readers, and writers. Since its launch in 2015, poems in this […]

The post Spriggs’s Poem Tops List of 600 Social Justice Publications appeared first on Ohio University | College of Arts & Sciences.

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English News – Ohio University | College of Arts & Sciences Apr 21

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