Visiting Composition Instructor Lenny Fritz has won the Fireball Award for Best Opening Line for his novel Nine Kinds of Pain. Read his opening line here: http://www.spinetinglermag.com/2012/05/01/2012-fireball-award-for-best-opening-line-winner/.
The University of Toledo College of Graduate Studies recognized its largest class of international graduate Fulbright Scholars with a luncheon to celebrate their contributions to campus. Among them was English Department MA Student and Fulbright Scholar, Aso Rasool (second from the left in the photo above). Read the full story at UTNews.
Kyle Minor, Lecturer in Creative Writing, won the Iowa Review Prize (2012) in Short Fiction for “Seven Stories about Kenel of Koulev-Ville,” which will appear in the December 2012 issue.
English Professor Ben Stroud is the winner of the 2012 Katharine Bakeless Nason Prize for Fiction for his book manuscript, Byzantium: Stories. The prize includes publication of the book by Graywolf Press, and a fellowship to attend the prestigious Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference in August 2013.
Congratulations to English major and UT Honors student Morrison (Sunny) Wilson. Her paper, “The Joy of the Invisible World,” was selected for publication in the Spring 2012 issue of the Honors Aisthesis Journal. Morrison Wilson is a sophomore with a second major in American Studies and a minor in Disability Studies. She plans to study [...]
. Cover art photographer Tim Salow . From the Editors of The Mill: The Spring 2012 Launch reading on April 19th was a huge success for the staff and contributors of The Mill. We had more readers and guests than ever before. The winner for Best Poetry contribution was Sam Fetters and for Best Fiction [...]
. Creative Writing English major Jasmine Townsend’s University Summer Research and Creative Activity Program (USRCAP) research project has been approved for funding in Summer 2012. She will be funded $2,750 to work on “Experimenting with Artisan Bookbinding” under the guidance of her faculty mentor Professor Timothy Geiger. For her project she will complete 3 different [...]
Watch Deborah Coulter Harris’s acceptance speech for the Outstanding Teacher Award, 2012. The awards ceremony was April 23rd at the Medical Campus Hilton.
. Graduating MA student Laura Scroggs has won the 2012 Richard M. Summers Graduate Essay Prize for her paper The Thoughtfulness of Thirst”: Images of Starvation and Thirst in the poems of Emily Dickinson.” The essay was written for Dr. Sara Lundquist’s Early 20th Century American Poetry class. The award this year was $300. [From [...]
English major Erica Olschansky has been awarded the 2012 Dean’s Essay Prize for her Honors paper titled “’I Can’t Be Sure If He’s Faking’: Holocaust Testimony and the Unreliable Narrator in Art Spiegelman’s Maus.” Dr. Ben Stroud directed the thesis. Erica will be recognized at the LLSS Honors Ceremony on May 4th. [From Sara Lundquist, [...]