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Professors Susan Harlan, Judith Madera, and Gillian Overing awarded Archie funding for 2018

Three English professors—Susan Harlan, Judith Madera, and Gillian Overing—have been given Archie award funding for their research projects in 2018. The Archie award provides support for primary research and research travel domestically and internationally in the Arts and Humanities. Archie funding is typically used to support extensive research to be… Continue Reading: Professors Susan Harlan, Judith Madera, and Gillian Overing awarded Archie funding for 2018

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Professor Susan Harlan wins 2017 Mark Twain House & Museum Royal Nonesuch Humor Writing Contest

Professor Susan Harlan won first prize for the 2017 Mark Twain House & Museum Royal Nonesuch Humor Writing Contest for her series of literary humor pieces entitled “Great House Therapy,” currently available on The Toast. Sponsored by the Mark Twain House and Museum, the annual contest specializes in humor writing. An expanded series… Continue Reading: Professor Susan Harlan wins 2017 Mark Twain House & Museum Royal Nonesuch Humor Writing Contest

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Professor Eric Ekstrand awarded Tulsa Artist Fellowship

Writing professor Eric Ekstrand has been awarded a Tulsa Artist Fellowship by the George Kaiser Family Foundation. The Foundation awards fellowships to between 20 and 30 national and Tulsa-based visual artists and writers each year, offering them “creative freedom to pursue their craft and contribute to a thriving art community.” Fellows work in… Continue Reading: Professor Eric Ekstrand awarded Tulsa Artist Fellowship

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Professor Sarah Hogan gives invited lecture at Matters of Invention symposium in Nicosia, Cyprus

In late September, Professor of Literature Sarah Hogan gave an invited lecture at the Matters of Invention symposium, sponsored by the University of Cyprus. This small, two-day conference in Nicosia, Cyprus, brought together international scholars devoted to the study of utopian literature and early modernity.  Her talk, “Narrating the Novum: Utopia and… Continue Reading: Professor Sarah Hogan gives invited lecture at Matters of Invention symposium in Nicosia, Cyprus

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Professor Joanna Ruocco awarded a Yaddo residency fellowship for winter 2018

The English Department is pleased to announce that Joanna Ruocco will spend winter 2018 at Yaddo, one of the nation’s oldest and most established artist colonies. Ruocco was awarded a Yaddo residency fellowship to work on a new novel-in-progress. According to the Yaddo website, “Collectively, Yaddo artists have won 74 Pulitzer Prizes, 29 MacArthur Fellowships,… Continue Reading: Professor Joanna Ruocco awarded a Yaddo residency fellowship for winter 2018

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