Susan Farrell Publishes a CRITICAL COMPANION TO TIM O’BRIEN

The English Department celebrates the publication of yet another faculty title to be released this semester: Susan Farrell’s Critical Companion to Tim O’Brien, a comprehensive guide to the life and work of an author whose place in the canon of…

Tomorrow Night: Better Late Notice Than Never

Immigration Nation: How We Got Here, Part I Immigration in Literature Open any daily newspaper and you’ll read about immigration. But the written word on this divisive topic spans the centuries – and varies in its interpretation. Join College of…

Alumnus Wins Fellowship

Alex Lumans (’06) has received a fellowship to attend the prestigious MacDowell Colony this fall, where Alex will be working on a novel.  Alex will spend seven weeks at the colony, the oldest artists’ colony in the United States, whose…

Creative Writing Graduate Signs Two-novel Contract

Ryan Graudin, a Creative Writing concentrator and English Major who graduated from the College in 2009, has just signed a two book contract with HarperTeen, the young adult imprint of HarperCollins. Her first novel, Luminance Hour, will appear in the…

Tupelo’s Poetry Book Award goes to Alumna

Congratulations to Gale Thompson (’08) whose first poetry collection “Soldier On” was selected for publication out of Tupelo Press’s Open Reading Period. The judge Nate Pritts cites “Soldier On” for “the strong grasp of narrative moments, used with complexity &…

SURF student helps professor complete book of Welty letters

This summer Crystal Frost and Julia Eichelberger worked together on a book manuscript Dr. Eichelberger will be publishing next year. Below, the two researchers describe their project. JE: I’ve been working for a couple of years on letters Eudora Welty…

Simon Lewis Publishes New Book–British and African Literature in Transnational Context

The University Press of Florida has published Simon Lewis’s second major study: British and African Literature in Transnational Context.  African identities have been written and rewritten in both British and African literature for decades. These revisions have opened up new…

Two recent graduates publish creative works

Sarah Tarkany, who is pursuing a MFA in Poetry at Columbia College Chicago, will be published in Sigma Tau Delta’s national literary journal The Rectangle. A $300 award accompanies the publication of her story, “One Hundred.” Meaghan Kelly’s first published…

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