. 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 [...]
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): [...]
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/#
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 [...]
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has reached the quarterfinal round of this year’s Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award (General Fiction category) for her unpublished novel The Prostitutes of Lake Wobegon.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). [...]