admin on October 6th, 2014

English MA graduates, Laura Scroggs and Pete Faziani, have launched a new poetry project called Red Flag Poetry Services.  They are looking for submissions. Take a look at their beautiful website for details:  http://redflagpoetry.weebly.com/

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Adam Tavel (MA English 2005) recently won the inaugural Permafrost Book Prize for his collection of poems Into the Primitive (University of Alaska Press, forthcoming). http://permafrostmag.com/contests/1st-annual-permafrost-book-prize-in-poetry/.   He is also the author of The Fawn Abyss (Salmon, forthcoming) and the chapbook Red Flag Up (Kattywompus).  He is an associate professor of English at Wor-Wic Community College [...]

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admin on May 22nd, 2014

Erin Green (now Green-Violette) writes to tell us what’s happened to her since her spring 2013 graduation: I am a UT graduate twice: with an undergrad degree from UT and with a graduate degree. I graduated in May 2013 with a MA in English w/ a concentration in ESL. This past year has been super [...]

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Fatima Esseili graduated from UT in 2006 with an M.A. in ESL and received her Ph.D. from Purdue  University in 2011. She has accepted a tenure-track faculty position in ESL at the University of Dayton beginning this fall. Fatima’s professional activities have included participation in national and international conferences in China and Lebanon. She is also the author [...]

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Poet and UT Alumnus Anthony Frame (BA and MA English) read from his poetry at the Canaday Center on Wednesday, April 16, 2014. He read some new work, but most was from A Generation of Insomniacs, published by Main Street Rag in 2014.  Here is an excerpt from “How to Write a Poem in Toledo, [...]

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Kamal Belmihoub, graduate of the University of Toledo Master’s in English Concentration in English as a Second Language (2012), has been written up in the Purdue Exponent.  He is currently a doctoral student there in Second Language studies and English as a Second Language.  For the entire story, see “Algerian Doctoral Student speaks five languages.”

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. Prof. Melinda Reichelt attended the Twelfth Symposium on Second Language Writing, held this year at Shandong University, Jinan, China. There she met two alumni of the MA in English — Concentration in ESL, Fatima Esseili and Josh Paiz. Professor Reichelt, Director of the UT English Department’s  program in ESL composition, presented a plenary entitled [...]

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UT English Alumna Tana M. Schiewer, now a PhD Student in Rhetoric and Writing at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and University, has had a paper written while a master’s student at UT published in the journal Pedagogy (“Teacher-Student Relationships: A Model of Hospitality” Pedagogy: Critical Approaches to Teaching Literature, Language, Composition, and Culture 13.3 (2013): 544-548): [...]

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Former UT English Major Marcus Jackson’s poem “First Warm Morning, Amsterdam Avenue” appears in this week’s issue of The New Yorker (2 September 2013). See Marcus’s website: http://www.poetmarcusjackson.com/#

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English department alumnus Joe Geha’s novel Lebanese Blonde is the winner of the Arab American National Museum Fiction Award.  Read all about it on the website of the Arab American National Museum. We also ran a notice of the book’s review in the Toledo Blade last year.  Follow the link to our story and the [...]

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