Post Tagged with: "English Language and Literature"

Babcock and Distel Coedit Sherwood Anderson Book

Babcock and Distel Coedit Sherwood Anderson Book

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 Distel’s focus is female characters’ experience of shame in […]

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July 2, 2019 at 2:35 pmEvents News Students in the News

Chang Creates Fantasy Realm, LARPing Adventures in Lit Course

Chang Creates Fantasy Realm, LARPing Adventures in Lit Course

by Kristin Distel Dr. Edmond Y. Chang led his students into battle. Armed with padded weapons and homemade shields, the group conducted Live-Action Role-Playing (LARPing) in a fantasy universe of Chang’s creation called Archaea. LARPing served as experiential learning for the Fall 2018 course, allowing students to put into practice […]

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March 11, 2019 at 10:28 amIn Class News

Career Week | English Alumni Panels, ‘How to Get a Cool Job,’ Feb. 1

Mike Cottrill

Ohio University’s English Department welcomes back four alumni for panels on “How to Get a Cool Job: A Chat with English Alumni Who’ve Made It” on Friday, Feb. 1, in Ellis 109. The event features two discussion panels, as well as free Avalanche Pizza. Panelists will discuss the job market […]

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February 1, 2019 at 11:50 pmEvents

Murphy Illustrates ‘Brevity,’ Publishes Flash Fiction

Dev Murphy

by Kristin Distel English Literature alum and visual artist Dev Murphy (’17) has published new work in multiple venues, including Dinty Moore‘s Brevity Magazine. Murphy’s illustrations appear alongside the the fifteen flash nonfiction essays that comprise Brevity‘s new issue (Issue #60). Additionally, Murphy’s flash fiction piece, “Screaming Story,” appears in […]

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January 23, 2019 at 2:53 amAlumni Alumni in the News

Singh Presents ‘Revisiting the Harlem Renaissance’ | Jan. 18

Dr. Amritjit Singh. Photo by Noopur Banerji

Dr. Amritjit Singh, OHIO’s Langston Hughes Professor of English, gives a talk titled “Revisiting the Harlem Renaissance, 1914-1937” on Friday, Jan. 18. Time: Refreshments at 5:30 p.m., discussion at 6 p.m. Location: AAAS Community Extension Center | Mount Vernon Ave., Columbus, OH 43203 Abstract: This talk on African American writers […]

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January 1, 2019 at 7:45 pmEvents

Yoong Publishes Poem, ‘Citrus Reticulata’

Doctoral Student Regina Yoong

Regina Yoong, a Ph.D. student in Literature, published one of her recent poems, a piece titled “Citrus Reticulata 橘子.” The poem closely examines the image of a mandarin orange alongside the speaker’s recollections of her father. Yoong writes near the end of the poem: Unteach me the ways of peeling, […]

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December 16, 2018 at 6:27 pmResearch

Minor Publishes Innovative Essay on Disposability, Mississippi River

Sarah Minor, doctoral candidate in creative writing

by Kristin Distel Sarah Minor, Ph.D. candidate in English (nonfiction), recently published an essay, “Foul Chutes,” in Ninth Letter literary magazine. Minor refers to the essay as a “blown up” version of a previously published piece—an essay that examined the history of the laundry chute—which she felt needed revision and […]

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October 25, 2018 at 9:52 amStudents in the News