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Professor Sarah Hogan’s book, Other Englands, examines the rise of the early English utopia in the context of emergent capitalism

English literature professor Sarah Hogan’s new book, Other Englands: Utopia, Capital, and Empire in an Age of Transition, is now available from Stanford University Press.      From the Press: Other Englands examines the rise of the early English utopia in the context of emergent capitalism. Above all, it asserts that this… Continue Reading: Professor Sarah Hogan’s book, Other Englands, examines the rise of the early English utopia in the context of emergent capitalism

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Five English department faculty awarded promotions

Five faculty in the English department were approved for promotions by the Wake Forest University Board of Trustees this spring.    In the Creative Writing program, poet-in-residence Amy Catanzano was awarded tenure and promoted to Associate Professor.   Zak Lancaster, who teaches in Literature and Writing, was also awarded tenure… Continue Reading: Five English department faculty awarded promotions

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Introducing Writing Moves, an online journal of student writing from the Wake Forest University Writing Program

The Wake Forest Writing Program has published the first issue of Writing Moves, an online journal featuring “the interesting rhetorical moves of Wake Forest undergraduates.” The publication was edited, designed, and annotated by English major and Creative Writing minor Hannah Lafferrandre, with help from faculty mentors and editors Anne Boyle and… Continue Reading: Introducing Writing Moves, an online journal of student writing from the Wake Forest University Writing Program

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Department Profile: Dr. Erin Branch, Associate Teaching Professor, Writing, and Director of Wake Forest Writing Program

Writing has been a part of my life for as long as I can remember. After four years at Middlebury College, where I majored in English, I taught English both in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam and at a private school in rural Virginia. Those experiences taught me that I had much more to… Continue Reading: Department Profile: Dr. Erin Branch, Associate Teaching Professor, Writing, and Director of Wake Forest Writing Program

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Professor Sarah Hogan to deliver a Humanities Institute lecture on April 16

Assistant Professor of English Literature Sarah Hogan will deliver a lecture for the Wake Forest Humanities Institute on Monday, April 16, titled “Early English Utopias and the Capitalist-Imperialist Imaginary.” Drawing upon research from her forthcoming book, Professor Hogan will discuss how utopian authors from Thomas More to John Milton variously reimagined… Continue Reading: Professor Sarah Hogan to deliver a Humanities Institute lecture on April 16

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English Department Faculty Receive Research and Travel Awards for Summer 2018

The Wake Forest University English Department is pleased to announce that 13 English, Creative Writing, Interdisciplinary Writing, and Journalism faculty have been awarded research and travel funds for the spring and summer of 2018. These faculty will conduct primary research and attend scholarly conferences in more than ten U.S. cities… Continue Reading: English Department Faculty Receive Research and Travel Awards for Summer 2018

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Professor Eric Wilson makes his fiction debut with Polaris Ghost

Professor Eric G. Wilson, Thomas E. Pritchard Professor of English and director of the Creative Writing program, released his first work of fiction, Polaris Ghost, on March 1. The book’s launch party will take place at 3 p.m. on Sunday, March 18th, at Bookmarks in downtown Winston-Salem (634 W. 4th St.).   … Continue Reading: Professor Eric Wilson makes his fiction debut with Polaris Ghost

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Professor Mary DeShazer receives the 2018 Jon Reinhardt Award for Distinguished Teaching

Mary DeShazer, retired professor of English Literature and Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, received the Jon Reinhardt Award for Distinguished Teaching at Founders’ Day Convocation on Feb. 15, 2018. This award “recognizes an experienced member of the faculty, distinguished as a teacher in the broadest sense of the word, not only… Continue Reading: Professor Mary DeShazer receives the 2018 Jon Reinhardt Award for Distinguished Teaching

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Prof. Jefferson Holdridge receives URECA Award at 2018 Founders’ Day Convocation

Professor of English Literature Jefferson Holdridge received the URECA Center’s Award for Excellence in Mentorship at the Wake Forest University Founders’ Day Convocation on Feb. 15, 2018. The URECA Award honors faculty members who have distinguished themselves as excellent mentors of Wake Forest undergraduate scholars.  The Undergraduate Research and Creative… Continue Reading: Prof. Jefferson Holdridge receives URECA Award at 2018 Founders’ Day Convocation

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Professor Naima Coster interviewed in the Paris Review about Halsey Street, her debut novel

                Naima Coster, Visiting Assistant Professor in the Creative Writing program, recently spoke to poet and essayist Carina del Valle Schorske in the Paris Review about her debut novel, Halsey Street. The piece is titled “Owning Brooklyn: An Interview with Naima Coster.” Read the… Continue Reading: Professor Naima Coster interviewed in the Paris Review about Halsey Street, her debut novel

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