. Second-year English graduate student Felicia Preece presented her paper “It must have ended somewhere”: Lost Youth and Innocence in Hemingway’s Northern Michigan Landscapes” at the 15th Biennial International Ernest Hemingway Society Conference, held in Petoksey, MI from June 17-26th. .
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.
. 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 [...]
Graduate Student Mary Perschilli has been named the 2012 Helen M. Fields Achievement Award recipient. This award recognizes a graduate student who achieves an outstanding academic record in the field of English or Education. The amount of the award this year is $1800. Congratulations, Mary! [From Sara Lundquist, Chair]
Kamal Belmihoub, master’s student in English — Concentration in ESL, presented on “Berber Linguistic Human Rights in Algeria” at an international conference at Central Michigan University on November 11, 2011. He primarily focused on the struggle of Kabyles’ (the largest Berber ethnic group in Algeria) to gain linguistic and cultural rights starting from the 1980′s [...]
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. [...]
. Formed in 2010, Poetry Speaks @ Your Library features a cross-section of Northwest Ohio’s best poets and prose writers reading their material. Held three times a year over two consecutive weeks, Poetry Speaks attempts to bring diverse voices to the community. The September 20th, 2011 Poetry Speaks features readings by UT English Faculty Deborah [...]
The University of Toledo’s Department of English Language and Literature hosted the 2011 Conference of the Linguistic Association of Canada and the United States (LACUS / ALCÉU XXXVIII), August 9-12. Support for printing of the conference Meeting Handbook and for the reception at Phoenicia Cuisine was provided by the College of Languages, Literature, and Social [...]
Charisse Montgomery is the Scientific Editor and College Communicator for The University of Toledo College of Pharmacy. She was raised in Bellevue, Nebraska (a self-described “Air Force brat”) and earned her undergraduate degree in English at Towson University near Baltimore, Maryland. She is an alumna of The University of Toledo with master’s degree in English [...]
Photos from the ESL Party hosted by UT American Language Institute Director Barbara Sayers are available at the editor’s Flickr site: http://www.flickr.com/photos/prof_dcoleman/sets/72157625437657115/. The party was back in October, but the photos are finally uploaded. If anyone has more photos of this event that might be added, please contact the editor at Douglas.Coleman@utoledo.edu.