The Department of English Language and Literature is pleased to announce the winners of the 2014 Annual Shapiro Writing Contest. This contest is made possible by the generosity of Dr. Edward Shapiro, professor Emeritus in Economics, who retired from the University of Toledo in 1989 after 22 years of service. An undergraduate of UT, he [...]

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Prof. Emertitus Guy Szuberla recently published “LITTLE CAESAR: Tough Guys Don’t Dream,” in MIDWESTERN MISCELLANY, XLII (Spring 2014): 15-26.  This was one  of “a collection of essays on Midwestern Noir by members of The Society for the Study of Midwestern Literature.”

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Prof. Melissa Gregory presented a paper entitled “Infanticide and the Dramatic Monologue: Elizabeth Barrett Browning’s ‘The Runaway Slave at Pilgrim’s Point,’” at the Midwest Victorian Studies Association in Ann Arbor April 11-13. The theme of the conference was “Victorian Violence.”

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English Department MA student Terry Kindig presented “Repetition and Example: A Path to Proficiency in Writing” at the University of Toledo Graduate Student Association’s 5th Annual Midwest Graduate Research Symposium on March 29, 2014. She has in fact been very active over this past academic year, also having presented at three other venues: Annual Michigan [...]

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UT English major LaVelle Ridley has recently presented his research at the National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR) at the University of Kentucky in Lexington, April 3-5, 2014. The mission of NCUR is to “promote undergraduate research, scholarship, and creative activity done in partnership with faculty or other mentors as a vital component of higher [...]

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amattison on April 7th, 2014

Sara Lundquist, Associate Professor and Chair of the English Department, was awarded one of six university-wide Outstanding Teacher Awards for 2013-2014. The award speaks to Dr. Lundquist’s continuing commitment to and passion for teaching, despite her many administrative responsibilities.

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English Department graduate student Charish Halliburton’s insights about the actress Lupita Nyong’o were quoted in the Atlantic Magazine’s blog post.  See: http://www.theatlantic.com/entertainment/archive/2014/03/lupita-nyongos-radical-world-changing-style/284274/ . (Click to see the full-sized photo.)

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amattison on February 22nd, 2014

Zadie Smith, “one of the English-speaking world’s best chroniclers of race, class, and identity in urban confines” according to the Philadelphia Inquirer, will be on campus for a one-hour Q&A on March 5th, Wednesday, 4.30-5.30 pm, in U.T. Student Union, Room 2592. Attendance is by reservation only, so interested people should contact the UT English [...]

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admin on January 22nd, 2014

Noel Stock, professor emeritus of English at the University of Toledo, died in his sleep on the 16th November 2013 last year; he was 84 years old.  Although only the oldest members of the Department would remember him, he was with the Department faculty from 1969 to 1995 — over a quarter of a century.  [...]

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admin on November 18th, 2013

Guy Szuberla making a point as the statue of Robert Frost looks on. Prof. Szuberla has recently published a paper, “Jokes, Insults, and Chicago’s Fight for the World’s Fair of 1893,”  in MidAmerica: The Yearbook for the Society for the Study of Midwestern Literature,  XXXIX (2012): 100-17. He also has forthcoming an essay, “Chicago and [...]

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