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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George Saunders (Syracuse University) 24th Summers Memorial Lecture Invited Speaker 5:00 p.m., Monday, October 21, 2013 Memorial Field House Auditorium (room 2100) The University of Toledo George Saunders is a bestselling author and Macarthur “Genius” Award Recipient.  He is the author of four collections of short stories: the bestselling Pastoralia, CivilWarLand in Bad Decline, a [...]

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Andrew Mattison’s new book, The Unimagined in the English Renaissance: Poetry and the Limits of Mimesis, has been reviewed in Renaissance Quarterly, available through JSTOR.  According to the reviewer, “The book that Mattison has written deserves a wide audience and as close and considerate attention that he bestows on the poets he so admirably and [...]

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