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Nathan Hill, Associate Professor of English and author of the hot new novel The Nix, joins Minnesota Public Radio's Euan Kerr to talk about his new book. Listen to the entire interview online!

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An interview with English Department adjunct faculty member Paula Cisewski about her poetry collection Ghost Fargo, winner of the Nightboat Books Poetry Prize.

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St. Thomas English Department
The former chair of the Theater Department and member of the English Department was internationally known for her work on Caryl Churchill and published widely on early American female playwrights and Israeli and Palestinian women creating plays against war.
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Dr. Alexis Easley's new co-edited book, THE ROUTLEDGE COMPANION TO NINETEENTH-CENTURY PERIODICALS AND NEWSPAPERS, has just been released by Routledge.
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Publisher's Weekly

Nathan Hill's debut novel, The Nix, due out on August 30th, is highlighted.

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St. Thomas English Department
The English Department recently held a celebration in honor of its graduating senior English majors.
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SUMMIT AVENUE REVIEW, the St. Thomas student literary magazine, recently unveiled its 40th anniversary issue. Also announced were the co-winners of the Lon Otto Creative Writing contest.
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The English Department congratulates the student winners of its annual English major essay contest.
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The English Department heartily congratulates Chris on the announcement that his poetry collection Tula has won the fifth annual Lindquist & Vennum Prize for Poetry from Milkweed Editions. The prize awards $10,000 and a publishing contract. 

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To celebrate the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's death, author Mary Sharratt read from her latest historical novel, THE DARK LADY'S MASK.
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St. Thomas English professor Nathan Hill gave a lecture about the process of revising his novel THE NIX, scheduled for publication on August 30th.
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Author Amelia Gray gave a short fiction reading as part of the Sacred Arts Festival.
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Jordan Osterman / St. Thomas Newsroom

A partnership with Wonderlust Productions helped bring an element of drama – and deeper thinking – to classes all over St. Thomas' College of Arts and Sciences.

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Author Jennifer Kwon Dobbs read poetry from her new online mixed-media collection and her previously published work, PAPER PAVILIONS
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Lon Otto gave a great reading to a packed O'Shaughnessy-Frey Library Leather Room
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Author Heid Erdrich Read From Her Poetry Collection CELL TRAFFIC: NEW AND SELECTED POEMS
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Slam poetry week at St. Thomas consisted of workshops, performances by acclaimed group Sister Outsider and a chance for students to show off their poetry skills.

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Four students represented St. Thomas at the annual ACTC English Majors Conference, hosted this year by Macalester College
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St. Thomas Newsroom

Michael Jordan, 63, was a professor of English at St. Thomas who served as associate vice provost for undergraduate studies from 2005 to late 2015. He will be remembered for his steadfast belief in the lasting power of a liberal arts education and his passion for providing every St. Thomas student with an intellectually rigorous, soul-shaping core curriculum.

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Though he looked the part of the stereotypical English professor – he rarely was seen on campus not donning his trademark uniform: a tidy sport coat and a tie – he was anything but. Mikolajczak was one of a kind.

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Students in the ENGL 421/422 Literary Magazine Practicum course recently visited the Minnesota Center for the Book Arts.
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During her freshman year, English major Mollie Laidly studied and presented on street photographer Vivian Maier.
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Outside-of-the-box classes allow professors to share research interests while students develop critical-thinking skills and foster connections in the community.

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St. Thomas English Department
Poet Jamaal May gave a dynamic reading from his collection HUM and a fascinating lecture on the concept of "disquiet" to a packed auditorium during two evenings in mid-October.
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Department of English
Dr. Ray MacKenzie's new translation of Jules Barbey d’Aurevilly’s 1874 collection, DIABOLIQUES: SIX TALES OF DECADENCE has just been published by the University of Minnesota Press. The edition includes an extensive introduction, notes, and appendices, including a preface of Barbey’s that is considered the first discussion of the modern Catholic novel.
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English professor Todd Lawrence got to St. Thomas thanks to as little math as possible, a smoke-filled advising session from a college professor, and a just plain love for books.

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St. Thomas Office of Civic Engagement

Dr. Lucia Pawlowski, Assistant Professor of English, describes her own efforts in piloting a service-learning course, and offers some tips for faculty new to service learning to try it in one of their own upcoming courses.

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Alexis Easley, Professor of English and graduate English program director, explores her fascination with the women who risked everything to pursue the literary life during the Victorian era.

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