A story in UTNews covers the recognition of recipients of the winners of the 2013 Shapiro Writing Contest, the recipients of Kalmbach Scholarships, and Prof. Joel Lipman, for his elevation to Professor Emeritus. Read the whole story here.
English major Lavelle Ridley will be working on a special research project during Summer 2013. His proposal, “The Reconstructive Imagination of the Later Poetry of Herbert Woodward Martin, 1980-2008,” has been chosen for funding by The Office of Undergraduate Research. His faculty sponsor is Dr. Carmen Phelps. Lavelle will take advantage of the extensive collection [...]
Jane Bradley has been named Outstanding Faculty Researcher 2013! She will be honored at an Awards Ceremony and Banquet on April 22nd. About our outstanding researcher, Matt Wikander writes: “When Jane Bradley came to the University of Toledo in 1990, she had just published her first collection of short stories, Powerlines, named a notable book [...]
Sam Fetters has a consistent academic record of achieving the highest standards, evident in his GPA of 3.95 in his English major. His English Honors thesis on the Cleveland poet d.a. levy was innovative and ambitious and continues to attract attention from Levy’s readers and friends, many of whom have contacted Sam with questions and [...]
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has reached the quarterfinal round of this year’s Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award (General Fiction category) for her unpublished novel The Prostitutes of Lake Wobegon.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 [...]
The Department of English Language and Literature and the Composition Program are delighted to announce the winners of the 2013 Shapiro Essay Revision Contest. There were 132 participants from all college ranks and departments. $500 Bradley Sommer $400 Zachary Dietrich $300 Zachary Feit $200 Anthony Mecurio $100 Audrey Miklovic $75 winners: Jeanette Beerbower; Devin Brown; [...]
According to the November 14th, 2012 UTNews article “25 faculty recognized for positive impact on students” by Tobin J. Klinger, The University of Toledo is home to hundreds of excellent, award-winning faculty members, but a new grouping of 25 are being recognized for going above and beyond by the most important constituents of all: their [...]
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.
The Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference of Middlebury College recently announced that Dr. Ben Stroud, assistant professor in the Department of English Language and Literature, has been selected as the fiction prize winner for the 2012 17th annual Bakeless Literary Publication Prize for his book, Byzantium: Stories.“I am elated, excited, overwhelmed, all of the above,” Stroud [...]
Dr. Tom Barden, dean of the Honors College and professor of English, has been named the 2012-14 Phi Kappa Phi Scholar. He is the first UT representative to win this award. Read the full story here: http://utnews.utoledo.edu/index.php/08_09_2012/phi-kappa-phi-honor-society-recognizes-dean