Post Tagged with: "English Language and Literature"

McCrary Publishes Essay, ‘Becoming Bodies,’ in The Rumpus

Micah McCrary

Micah McCrary, a doctoral candidate in creative writing, has recently published an essay in The Rumpus, an online journal that features original poetry, essays, reviews, comics, and interviews. McCrary’s essay, “Becoming Bodies,” chronicles the writer’s long romance with a woman he met in high school. Together, they explore the challenges […]

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February 8, 2018 at 8:29 amResearch

Distel Publishes Chapter in New Toni Morrison Volume

Kristin Distel

Kristin Distel, doctoral candidate of English literature, published a chapter in a new volume on Toni Morrison. Her chapter, titled “‘Are you sure she was your sister?’: Sororal Love and Maternal Failure in Toni Morrison’s Paradise,” considers the ways in which sisters serve as mother figures in Morrison’s 1997 novel. […]

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January 16, 2018 at 8:15 amResearch

Singh Interviewed on Pakistani Television, Book Published in His Honor

Dr. Amritjit Singh was invited to tour the Quaid-e-Azam Library in Lahore.

by Kristin Distel Dr. Amritjit Singh, Langston Hughes Professor of English and African American Studies, has had a year full of rich and wide-ranging activity. His career and scholarship were recently celebrated in multiple venues—an international television interview, a volume of essays published in his honor, and a story in […]

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December 14, 2017 at 7:51 amFaculty in the News In the News News

ffitch Publishes Essay on Standing Rock, Activism, and Parenting

Madeline ffitch

  English Ph.D. fiction candidate Madeline ffitch published a nonfiction essay in the latest issue of Granta. The essay, “When We Fight, We Have Our Children With Us,” has been exceptionally well-received and widely shared on social media and elsewhere. Excerpt: “… Friends ask me about being a parent who […]

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December 13, 2017 at 10:22 amResearch

Spriggs Has ‘a Toe in Literature, Creative Writing, and Rhetoric’

Dr. Bianca Spriggs (Photo Credit: Brian Campbell)

  by Kristin Distel The English Department welcomes newly hired assistant professor Dr. Bianca Spriggs, who comes to Ohio University from the University of Kentucky. Spriggs earned a B.A. in history and studio art from Transylvania University, an M.A. in English literature and creative writing from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, […]

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December 1, 2017 at 12:17 pmNews

English Alum Publishes Book on ‘Case for Fanfiction’

Ashley Barner '15

Ohio University alum Ashley J. Barner ’15 Ph.D. has published her first book, The Case for Fanfiction: Exploring the Pleasures and Practices of a Maligned Craft, with McFarland. Barner earned a Ph.D. in English from the College of Arts & Sciences at OHIO. The book has its foundations in her […]

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October 30, 2017 at 8:50 amAlumni

Pretorius Wins Literary Prize and OHIO Fellowship

Michelle Pretorius has won a prestigious literary award and OHIO fellowship.

by Kristin M. Distel Michelle Pretorius, doctoral student in fiction, has won a Friends of American Writers literary prize for her debut novel, ‘The Monster’s Daughter.” ‘It Was Hard to Believe This Is a First Book’ “Our reading committee was blown away by the book,” says Tammie Bob, literature awards […]

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April 5, 2017 at 10:48 amNews