This year’s festival features five events that will be held in April.
Author and assistant professor of English Matt Batt offers an excerpt from his debut book, Sugarhouse, and answers a few questions about his writing.
The lecture is sponsored by the university’s English Department, now home to the journal Victorian Periodicals Review and new courses on the Victorian era.
Each of the scholarly journals edited or published in the College of Arts and Sciences provides new information and exciting opportunities to the faculty who work on them.
For 37 years the Green Bay, Wis., native primarily taught American literature, including the novel since Word War II. He served under three university presidents, and also coached tennis.
St. Thomas magazine has won three gold and one silver award for excellence in the 2012 CASE V Awards contest.
The English Department is pleased to announce “Work” as this year’s Common Context for its 100-level writing courses.
Batt's first published work, Sugarhouse, is his harrowing and often hilarious story of renovating a Salt Lake City crack house. Miller's Y, her sixth collection of poetry, "describes motherhood with a broad-ranging intelligence, a fierce humor, and an elegant, emotive poetic line," according to her publisher, Graywolf Press. Batt and Miller are faculty members in the English Department and will read from their works on Friday, Sept. 21.
Speakers include Susan Callaway, English; Debra Peterson and Tim Scully, Communication and Journalism; Mike Klein, Justice and Peace Studies; Ernest Owens, Management; and Kimberly Vrudny, Theology.