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.
A self-described “hunter of happiness, community and what makes humans thrive,” Margret Aldrich has added “author” to her list of adventures; she spent the past year tracing the history, impact and stories of the Little Free Library movement. Her research culminated in the aptly titled THE LITTLE FREE LIBRARY BOOK, published by Coffee House Press this month.
Junior Melanie Kraemer received a Young Scholars Research grant from St. Thomas, which will allow her to spend ten weeks this summer researching early ecofeminist theory in New Woman novels of the Victorian period in Britain.
Michael Lackey '86, author of TRUTHFUL FICTIONS: CONVERSATIONS WITH AMERICAN BIOGRAPHICAL NOVELISTS, recently spent some time with the Newsroom discussing the rise of the biographical novel and his experience conversing with 16 authors of note.
This award is presented annually by the University Advocates for Women and Equity (UAWE), which exists to address issues of the climate for women students, faculty, and staff at the University of St. Thomas.
In its Winter 2014 issue, St. Thomas magazine spoke with four emerging, though undoubtedly accomplished writers: Mark Ehling, Lisa Brimmer, David Doody and Dustin Nelson. Collectively, these four young alumni illustrate the diversity and reality of emerging writers today. Ehling, Doody, and Nelson are English with Writing Emphasis Major alumni and Brimmer is an English minor alumna.