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Eportfolio Tutorial

In the first half of the Spring ’17 semester Christina, Angelica, and Aracelia joined me in taking the first eportfolio tutorial offered in the English Department. (Note: If you would like to know more about eportfolios, Kathleen Blake Yancey has contributed a short article to the Digital Pedagogy in the Humanities keyword project accessible here.) As part […]
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And They’re Off!: Students Accepted into MFA Creative Writing Programs

Congratulations to the following English alumni who will continue writing as graduate students in an MFA Creative Writing Program in the Fall: Owen Hardy (’15) was accepted into the MFA Program for fiction at Queen’s College/Charlotte. Lauren Krouse (’13) will attend the University of North Carolina-Wilmington’s MFA Program for nonfiction. Y-Danair Niehrah (’15) will begin […]
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River Currents: 2014 Sigma Tau Delta Conference

This year, the conference for Sigma Tau Delta, the International English Honor Society, was held in beautiful Savannah, Georgia. The College of Charleston represented well, with 4 papers accepted and 2 panels chaired by our students. Abe Arrillaga first read his paper, “Stephen’s Anticipation of Adulthood”: He received great questions and we all found a […]
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Alumna Jamie Carr Wins Short Story Contest

Cheers to Jamie Carr (’12) for winning the Rick DeMarinis Short Story Prize for her short story, “Chicken”!  The story was selected by Pam Houston, and it will be published in Cutthroat literary journal. Jamie is completing her MFA in Fiction Writing at Portland State University, and her writing also has appeared in The Portland […]
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From English Student to English Teacher

Best wishes to two of our recent graduates who will apply their newly minted baccalaureate to the English classroom. Chris Cimorelli (’13) has been accepted into the Baltimore City Teaching Residency, which is an alternative-route-to-teacher-certification program fronted by The New Teacher Project (TNTP), to teach secondary English in one of their partnering school districts. Lauren […]
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Students Accepted to MFA Creative Writing Programs

A new batch of our Creative Writing concentrators will head off to graduate school to hone their skills in writing. Congratulations to all! Victoria Campbell (‘11) will be going to the University of New Hampshire for fiction. Cara Beth Heath (‘13) will join the MFA program at Western Michigan University for playwriting and fiction. Juliana […]
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Senior Blake Hoffmeyer Reads Poetry with Fellow Veteran Brian Turner

On April 12, CofC Senior English major and Creative Writing concentrator Blake Hoffmeyer read alongside award-winning poet Brian Turner at Charleston Library Society as part of the Poetry Society of South Carolina poetry series. After the reading, both men answered questions about poetry and about their experiences as veterans of the wars in Iraq and […]
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English Day 2013

The 20th annual English Day celebration was held on April 12, with twenty-six English majors participating. Students presented scholarly papers from their Bachelor’s Essays, Independent Studies, and advanced literature courses alongside students who read creative works from their Creative Writing capstones. See list of presenters below.
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English Major Publishes Poems

Congratulations to English major Charles Herbert who has poems forthcoming in three literary magazines this spring! Charles’ poem, “Wind in our Letters,” will appear in Yemasee, “Longing,” in Brevity Poetry Review, and “Bird in Space” in Tulane Review. Charles was a student in my poetry 220 class last semester. We had many talks about submitting his poems, […]
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Alumna Wins “Discovery” / Boston Review Poetry Contest

Congratulations to Raena Shirali (’12) who was awarded the prestigious “Discovery” / Boston Review Poetry prize!  Raena is finishing her first year as a MFA Creative Writing graduate student at the Ohio State University. Raena’s winning poem, “The State Para-Military Force Speaks,” was published in the Boston Review. Read more about Raena and the prize.
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