English Faculty Notes

Jun 13, 2019

Dionne & Dufresne Presented at 2019 American Literature Association Conference

Our MFA poetry concentration student, Jessica Dionne, and MA literature concentration student, Kelsey Virginia Downs Dufresne presented their paper at the 30th Annual ALA Conference 2019 at Boston, Massachusetts.  (Photo courtesy of Jessica Dionne)   (Photo courtesy of Kelsey Virginia […]

May 15, 2019

Walt Wolfram Accepted Into American Academy of Arts and Sciences

The linguistics professor joins a selective organization that recognizes leaders in various fields and disciplines.

May 1, 2019

Faculty Notes for April 2019

  BELLE BOGGS Belle Boggs’s novel, The Gulf, received starred reviews from Booklist and Shelf Awareness, as well as reviews in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, the Minneapolis Star-Tribune, Ploughshares, and BOMB. The Gulf was also listed as a “hot debut, humor” in Entertainment Weekly. Boggs was interviewed on WUNC’s […]

Apr 26, 2019

Technical Communication Association Hosted SpeedCon 2019 – Diversified

On April 19, 2019, the Technical Communication Association led by President, Esther Kentish, hosted its annual unconference, SpeedCon 2019 – Diversified.   The event welcomed over 89 guests and was the TCA’s annual knowledge exchange gathering to promote the latest trends […]

Apr 2, 2019

Faculty Notes for March 2019

BELLE BOGGS Belle Boggs will read from and discuss her new novel, The Gulf, at the Regulator Bookshop on April 2 at 7 p.m. She will also read at Quail Ridge Books (in conversation with MFA student Sarah Ruiz) on […]

Mar 21, 2019

Displacement Is Part of the Experience

Displacement is part of the reading experience. It happens every time we stumble upon an allusion or reference outside our body of knowledge.

Mar 21, 2019

On the Value of Poetry

Poetry is a communal act: it is one human being addressing other human beings in a full expression of shared experience.

Mar 21, 2019

Poetry is a Thing with Feathers

Along with music and dance, poetry is one of the old arts. It walks with us through history, always present, whether we are aware of it or not.

Mar 2, 2019

Faculty Notes for February 2019

DAUN DAEMON On February 28, Daun Daemon’s poem “When Mama Sang ‘Mockingbird Hill'” was published by Peeking Cat Poetry. ROBIN DODSWORTH Robin Dodsworth has been named a University Faculty Scholar. MARSHA GORDON Marsha Gordon won a National Humanities Center award […]

Feb 3, 2019

Faculty Notes for January 2019

BARBARA BENNETT On January 29, Barbara Bennett appeared at Quail Ridge Books in conversation with Jill McCorkle about Bennett’s newest book, Smoke Signals from Samarcand: The 1931 Reform School Fire and Its Aftermath. On March 5, Bennett will have a conversation […]