Sean Shannon, graduate of the University of Toledo’s English Department (B.A. in Creative Writing, M.A. in English Literature) has reached the quarterfinal round of this year’s Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award (General Fiction category) for her unpublished novel The Prostitutes of Lake Wobegon. The list of all quarterfinalists is now available through the contest site at [...]
A review of UT English Department alumnus Joseph Geha’s Lebanese Blonde appeared in the in the Blade Nov. 4, 2012. See http://www.toledoblade.com/Books/2012/11/04/Toledo-natives-past-shapes-novel.html.
Recent alumni Kathleen M. Reaume and Ryan D. Wright (both currently of the UT American Language Institute) were co-authors on a paper titled “Relationship building with students and instructors of ESL: Bridging the gap for library instruction and services” in the journal Reference Services Review (Vol. 40 No. 3, 2012, pp. 352-367). Both received the [...]
English Department alumna (2005) Susan Falco produced an essay, “Catcher’s Hang,” that has been named one of the 100 Distinguished Essays of 2011 in Best American Essays 2012. “Catcher’s Hang” was published in Ploughshares, Fall 2011, Vol. 37, Nos. 2& 3.
May 2012 graduate Erica Olschansky has accepted a position in the editorial department of Brilliance Audio, an audio book publisher affiliated with Amazon.com and located in Grand Haven, MI. She will have the title of Creative Editorial Materials Coordinator.
English Department alumna Robin Murray (PhD 1994), now Professor of English and Women’s Studies at Eastern Illinois University, has co-authored two new books with with Joe Heumann: That’s All Folks?: Ecocritical Readings of American Animated Features (Dec. 2011, U Nebraska) and Gunfight at the Eco-Corral: Western Cinema and the Environment (2012, U of Oklahoma Press). [...]
. Graduating English major Nick Bruno has been accepted to the two year MA in Writing and Publishing at DePaul University. For his fellowship (full tuition waiver and stipend), he will be associate editor of international magazine Poetry East, working with Professor Richard Jones on design, content selection, and distribution, among a host of other responsibilities. [...]
UT English Department alumnus Marcus Jackson’s poem “Winter Thanks” was featured on The Writer’s Almanac with Garrison Keillor (http://writersalmanac.publicradio.org) on January 2, 2012. Read “Winter Thanks” at http://writersalmanac.publicradio.org/index.php?date=2012/01/02. See / hear more of Jackson’s work on his website at http://www.poetmarcusjackson.com/#!__reading-room.
English Department graduate Matt Szollosi was named one of the two first Outstanding Alumni for the College of Languages, Literature and Social Sciences, along with Jordan Urbanski (Communication). Matt Szollosi received his B. A. in English and later graduated with his J.D. from the UT College of Law. Rep. Szollosi is serving his third term [...]
Micah White is the newest editor to join the American English Language Teaching department at Oxford University Press in Manhattan. Micah studied at the University of Toledo from 2001 to 2007. Shortly after receiving his master’s degree, he moved to Seoul, South Korea, where he taught English and developed ELT curriculum for over 3 years. [...]