Department Profiles

Department Profiles

Department Profile: English Major Carly East

Hometown: Raleigh, North Carolina Major(s)/Minors: English major, Sociology and Medieval and Early Modern Studies minors Any highlights of your time here that you want to share?:  I recently became an intern for the WFU Press, which publishes Irish poetry for distribution in North America.  I love working with the Press because it… Continue Reading: Department Profile: English Major Carly East

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Department Profile: Dr. Jefferson Holdridge, Professor of English and Director of WFU Press

I was born in White Plains, NY and grew up in Weston CT, then studied in California at SFSU. After living and studying in Ireland for 12 years for an MA and PhD at University College Dublin, I was fortunate to be hired here at Wake to teach Irish literature… Continue Reading: Department Profile: Dr. Jefferson Holdridge, Professor of English and Director of WFU Press

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Department Profile: English Major Alec Jessar

Hometown: Falls Church, VA Major(s)/Minors: Double major in English and French  Any highlights of your time here that you want to share?:  I am a member of SAFAR (Student Association for the Advancement of Refugees), a group which works to support refugees in the Winston Salem community and advocate for refugees in… Continue Reading: Department Profile: English Major Alec Jessar

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Department Profile: Alum Sarah Hendricks ’15

Hometown: Vienna, VA Major/Minor: BA English, with minors in Journalism and Sociology Current Employment: Associate Editor at DEFY Media What Role Has the English major played in your career path?  Less than a week after graduating from college in 2015, I started as an intern at Gurl.com, a website for… Continue Reading: Department Profile: Alum Sarah Hendricks ’15

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Department Profile: Professor Amy Catanzano, Assistant Professor, Creative Writing

Professor Catanzano is a poet and the author of three books. She has been honored with major national awards and prizes for her poetry. She earned her Master of Fine Arts degree from the renowned Iowa Writers’ Workshop, where she studied the craft of poetry and poetics. One focus in… Continue Reading: Department Profile: Professor Amy Catanzano, Assistant Professor, Creative Writing

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