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3 English Department Faculty Receive Fall 2018 Travel and Research Awards

Three English department faculty—Justin Catanoso, Meredith Farmer, and Joanna Ruocco—received university travel and research awards in fall 2018.  Journalism professor Justin Catanoso was awarded funding from the Dingledine International Faculty Development Fund to travel to Katowice, Poland, to cover the UN Climate Change Conference in December. This is Justin’s fifth UN climate… Continue Reading: 3 English Department Faculty Receive Fall 2018 Travel and Research Awards

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A talk with Dean Franco on his upcoming book The Border and the Line: Race, Literature, and Los Angeles on February 12

A talk with Dean Franco on his upcoming book The Border and the Line: Race, Literature, and Los Angeles (Stanford University Press, January 2019).  About The Border and the Line: Los Angeles is a city of borders and lines, from the freeways that transect its neighborhoods to streets like Pico Boulevard… Continue Reading: A talk with Dean Franco on his upcoming book The Border and the Line: Race, Literature, and Los Angeles on February 12

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Professor Erica Still Appointed Associate Dean for Faculty Recruitment, Diversity, and Inclusion

November 8, 2018  The following announcement is from Dean of the College Michele Gillespie: I am delighted to announce that Erica Still, Associate Professor of English, has been appointed Associate Dean for Faculty Recruitment, Diversity, and Inclusion, effective January 1, 2019. Please join me in congratulating Erica on her full-time… Continue Reading: Professor Erica Still Appointed Associate Dean for Faculty Recruitment, Diversity, and Inclusion

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Department Profile: Professor Herman Rapaport, Reynolds Professor of English, Literature

Dr. Rapaport publishes in a number of fields, including psychoanalysis, philosophy, aesthetics, social theory, and literary study. He has been a chair professor of modernism at the University of Southampton in the UK, has held the post of Helen DeRoy Professor of English with specialization in critical theory at Wayne… Continue Reading: Department Profile: Professor Herman Rapaport, Reynolds Professor of English, Literature

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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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