Heejoung Shin Successfully Defends Dissertation

Congratulations to Dr. Heejoung Shin, who successfully defended her dissertation entitled, “Granite and Rainbow: Queer Authority and Authorship in T.S. Eliot, W.B. Yeats, and Virginia Woolf.”

Sukanya Banerjee and Tasha Oren Receive Research and Creative Activities Support Award

The English Department extends its congratulations to colleagues receiving support through the Graduate School’s RACAS program (Research and Creative Activities Awards) for 2016-17: Sukanya Banerjee Tasha Oren

Professional Growth Forum: Siting Resistance in the Writing Classroom, Strategies for Student and Teacher Empowerment

Carter Reitman, Andrew Ludwig, Storm Pilloff, Yasmine Lamloum, Chelsea Dolan, and Hal Hinderliter

This forum will explore critical pedagogy as it applies to issues of student and teacher resistance, complemented by strategies for empowerment. Discussions will address instructor authority within informed critical resistance; issues of accessibility and inclusivity; leveraging the interplay of enjoyment and motivation; instructor resistance to student voices; and the political underpinnings to our disengagement with grammar. We’ll invite your discussions as we propose actionable ideas applicable to the writing classroom.

Friday, April 15 from 3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m., Curtin 368

Jennifer Dworschack-Kinter and Molly Ubbesen Receive Award for Teaching Excellence

Congratulations to Jennifer Dworschack-Kinter and Molly Ubbesen who were selected as recipients of Awards for Teaching Excellence. Individuals are considered for this honor on the basis of nominations from their peers. From this initial balloting, it was clear how much these instructors are held in esteem for their remarkable accomplishments in the classroom and longstanding contributions to our programs.
Award for Teaching Excellence, Academic Staff:
Jennifer Dworschack-Kinter
Award for Teaching Excellence, Graduate Teaching Assistant:
Molly Ubbesen
These awardees will be recognized at the Department’s Spring Awards Ceremony, Thursday, May 12, beginning at 3:30 in CRT 368.

Ashley Banoub Accepted to Comparative Literature and Foreign Languages PhD Program at UC Riverside

Congratulations to Ashley Banoub, a current English senior, who has been accepted into the Comparative Literature and Foreign Languages PhD Program at UC Riverside!  Ashley will begin her graduate studies this fall, specializing in Francophone literature.