Inaugural Issue of the English Department Newsletter

We are delighted to share with you the inaugural issue of the English Department Newsletter. This annual project will serve an important role in publicizing our accomplishments and promoting our continued success in the years ahead. The newsletter was created by Professor Rachel… Read More

Mark Heimermann Successfully Defends Dissertation

Congratulations to Dr. Mark Heimermann on his successful defense of his dissertation: “Neoliberal Darlings: The Commodification of Grotesque Children in Contemporary Comics and Literature.” Thanks to his major professor, Peter Sands, to his committee: Joe Austin, Annie McClanahan, Ted Martin,… Read More

Tasha Oren Publishes Edited Collection: “Global Asian American Popular Cultures”

Congratulations to Tasha Oren on the publication of her new edited collection: Global Asian American Popular Cultures. For more information, visit

Lindsay Daigle’s Poetry Manuscript Accepted for Publication

Congratulations to Dr. Lindsay Daigle whose recently defended poetry manuscript has been accepted for publication by Brown University’s Synecdoche Press.

Reed Stratton Successfully Defends Dissertation

Congratulations to Dr. Reed Stratton, who successfully defended his dissertation:  “The Ambience of Innovation: A Material Semiotic Analysis of Corporate and Community Innovation Sites.”  Many thanks to his major professor Dave Clark and committee members Bill Keith, Dennis Lynch, Rachel… Read More

Shanae Martinez Receives Dr. Tomás Garrett-Rosas Research Award

Congratulations to Shanae Martinez who was selected by the graduate school to receive the Dr. Tomás Garrett-Rosas Research Award!

Lindsay Daigle Successfully Defends Dissertation

Congratulations to Lindsay Daigle, who successfully defended her dissertation entitled, “The Small Disasters LP.” Many thanks to the members of the committee: Adream Blair, Liam Callanan, Mauricio Kilwein-Guevara, and Andrew Kincaid.

In Memoriam : Jon Erickson (Ph.D., Modern Studies, 1990)

The English Department is sad to report the passing of a distinguished alumnus of our graduate program: Jon Erickson (Ph.D., Modern Studies, 1990).  Jon was an Associate Professor of English and Comparative Studies at Ohio State University. An accomplished critic… Read More

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