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Faculty News

Professors Sarah Hogan and Joanna Ruocco will teach “Literature of the Witch” Summer 2019 in London

In summer 2019, professors Sarah Hogan and Joanna Ruocco will co-lead a study abroad course called Literature of the Witch in London. Students will examine wide-ranging works of English literature—mostly by women writers—that portray the lives of rebellious women, particularly those who seek uncommon or magical means for personal empowerment, and… Continue Reading: Professors Sarah Hogan and Joanna Ruocco will teach “Literature of the Witch” Summer 2019 in London

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Department Profile: Professor Joanna Ruocco, Creative Writing

  Professor Joanna Ruocco is an award-winning novelist, short story writer, and editor. She writes across several genres, including fantasy and romance. In 2008, she co-founded a handmade annual literary magazine, Birkensnake, that The New York Times called a “sacred art object.” Today, she is the Chair of the Board… Continue Reading: Department Profile: Professor Joanna Ruocco, Creative Writing

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Fiction Collective Two’s editorial operations move to Wake Forest University

The Department of English and the Creative Writing Program are delighted to announce that the editorial operations of Fiction Collective Two (FC2) have moved to Wake Forest University. FC2 is an independent press dedicated to publishing artistically adventurous fiction. Over the past forty years, FC2 has published more than two hundred books… Continue Reading: Fiction Collective Two’s editorial operations move to Wake Forest University

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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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