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English Retirement Social Honors Drs. Connor, Hartley, Singh

Dr. Joan Connor

By Regina Yoong The English Department hosted a retirement social in April honoring three professors: Dr. Joan Connor, Dr. Gabriel Hartley and Dr. Amritjit Singh. Although specializing in different fields—Connor in creative writing (fiction), Hartley in 20th-century poetry, and Singh in African-American literature—all three contributed immensely to OHIO’s English Department […]

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August 19, 2019 at 8:17 amNews

Mda: Toni Morrison ‘Imbued Me with the Courage to Stretch the Limits of Myth’

Dr. Zakes Mda

Dr. 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, […]

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August 8, 2019 at 8:16 amFaculty in the News In the News

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

Rosser Named General Editor of Hollis Summers Poetry Prize

Dr. J. Allyn Rosser

From 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 […]

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June 6, 2019 at 2:57 pmFaculty in the News In the News News

Bringing YOU into the Classroom

Doctoral Student Regina Yoong

By 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 […]

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June 3, 2019 at 3:37 pmIn Class

Alumni News | Reporter Writes Ode to Poet Owens

Scott Owens

Ohio 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, I’d write […]

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April 29, 2019 at 12:17 pmAlumni Alumni in the News In the News

Alumni News | Hayes’ First Book Wins Nancy Dasher Award

Dr. Amanda Hayes

Ohio 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 […]

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April 28, 2019 at 3:49 pmAlumni