We congratulate Mollie Laidly, who has been invited to present her paper "Just Another Pretty Face? Wilhelm List’s Young Woman in Undergarments (c. 1910–11) and Its Unnamed Woman" at the 5th annual student art history symposium at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts. Way to go Mollie!
English professor Heather Bouwman's second novel, a historical fantasy adventure for children called A Crack in the Sea, was published in January.
Congratulations to Michelle Miller, who was selected by students, faculty, and staff as the 2017 Tommie Award winner!
Here's a great story about Dr. Chris Santiago's poetry award for his collection Tula, which includes recordings of Santiago reading two of the poems in that collection.
In J-Term 2017, ENGL 325 Writing Grants and Proposals with Dr. Fernando Sanchez will be offered. Dr. Todd Lawrence will offer ENGL 325 Ethnographic Writing in Spring 2017.
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!
Nathan Hill's debut novel, The Nix, due out on August 30th, is highlighted.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.