Post Tagged with: "English News"

Alumni News | Andrew R. Touhy wrangles the voices in ‘Designs for a Magician’s Top Hat’

Andrew R. Touhy  Photo by Rose Haynes Touhy

From Ohio University News Ohio University alumnus Andrew R. Touhy won Yemassee’s inaugural fiction chapbook prize for his recently released Designs for a Magician’s Top Hat, a book that he says emerged from listening to voices like Italo Calvino, Jorge Luis Borges, and Franz Kafka—and notwithstanding all the other voices […]

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January 7, 2022 at 10:37 amAlumni News

2022 Spring Literary Festival Set for April 6-7

Kim Addonizio (photo credit: Johnna Crawford)

From Ohio University News The Ohio University English Department plans to hold 2022 Spring Literary Festival on the Athens campus on April 6 and 7. Authors scheduled to attend include Kim Addonizio, Lauren Groff, and Ira Sukrungruang. Wednesday, April 6 Walter Hall Rotunda 7:30 p.m. Lauren Groff lecture 8:30 p.m. […]

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January 6, 2022 at 5:07 pmEvents

New Ohio Review writers receive ‘Best American Poetry’ honors

New Ohio Review writers receive ‘Best American Poetry’ honors

From Ohio University News New Ohio Review, the national literary journal of Ohio University’s creative writing program, added another accolade to its résumé this week. Four poems originally published in NOR have been included in the annual “Best American Poetry” collection, released on Sept. 28 by Simon & Schuster. “We’re […]

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September 28, 2021 at 10:44 amNews

Ghirmai Negash talks about censorship and liberation, the life of an African writer

One of the prominent intellectuals and writers in his country, Ghirmai Negash had a leading role at the "Against all Odds Conference on African languages and literatures" in 2001 at Asmara,  From right, Ghirmai Negash, Abdellatif Abdalla (Kenyan poet and professor at the University of Leipzig); Ngugi wa Thiong'o (world-renowned Kenyan novelist and cultural theorist); Sheriff Hatata (Egyptian writer and medical doctor; Nawal El Saadawi’s spouse); Charles Cantalupo (poet and professor at Penn State and organizer of the conference).

From Ohio University News For many African writers, censorship can entail a lived experience as well as a current threat, even for those who emigrated to the United States. Ghirmai Negash danced close to the flame of censorship several times before arriving at Ohio University. So re-examining the impact of censorship on the […]

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July 6, 2021 at 3:39 pmNews Research

Trustees approve Emeriti status for 9 Arts & Sciences faculty

Trustees approve Emeriti status for 9 Arts & Sciences faculty

Nine College of Arts & Sciences faculty have been granted emeritus status this spring by the Ohio University Board of Trustees. This honor recognizes retired individuals who have rendered dedicated and outstanding service to Ohio University and have been recommended by their colleagues and supervisors. June 2021 Mark Alicke, 30 […]

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July 2, 2021 at 3:54 pmNews

Ellen Gill-Franks Gets Distinguished Engagement Award for Sociology, Her Next Stop is Supreme Court of Ohio

Ellen Gill-Franks at Supreme Court

Ellen Gill-Franks ’22 has been adding a lot of adventures and accolades to her resume at Ohio University. Her next stop is an externship with the Public Information Office of the Supreme Court of Ohio this summer. “I always joke that my greatest strength and weakness is that I say […]

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May 14, 2021 at 3:41 pmNews

Alumni News | Nicole Willson Dubs Her Debut Novel ‘Historical Cosmic Horror’

Nicole Willson

Ohio University alumna Nicole Willson came to the plate six times — book in hand — before she finally hit a home run. She did it her way — with a dark and scary novel she describes as “historical cosmic horror.” And she has some advice for OHIO writers getting […]

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May 11, 2021 at 3:02 pmAlumni