Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Dr. Rob Foy, a member of the English Department from 1973-2001 and a former English Department chair, passed away on May 1st. Click on the title of this news story to read a UST Newsroom article about Foy.
Monday, May 6, 2013
The English Department congratulates the three winners of its annual English major essay contest.
Thursday, April 25, 2013
The English Department congratulates Dr. Matt Batt for winning a $25,000 McKnight Artist Fellowship for Writers! Click on the headline of this article to read the official press release put out by the Loft Literary Center.
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Marek was interviewed by the Star Tribune newspaper about the Spanish for Native Speakers class that she teaches at West Junior High (Shakopee). Click on the title of this news item to read the Star Tribune article.
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
The English Department congratulates English majors who recently presented papers at academic conferences.
Monday, March 11, 2013
Congratulations to Dr. Matt Batt, who was recently granted tenure and promotion to Associate Professor of English!
Tuesday, March 5, 2013
This article, written by Susan Ricker and published by CareerBuilder on MSN's career website, highlights several job posibilities in law and government positions, media and publishing, sales, marketing, and advertising that English majors would have a natural talent for. Click on this news item title to link to this article.
Tuesday, March 5, 2013
Mary Rose O'Reilley, Professor Emerita of English, just had a second collection of poetry published by Louisiana State University Press. Titled Earth, Mercy: Poems, O'Reilly "sifts through the debris of human habitation...looking for a kind of "junkyard grace." Click on this story to learn more about this new poetry collection.
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
Prof. Brian Greening, a UST adjunct instructor of English who is teaching an ENGL 203 Texts in Conversation course titled New Orleans: A River and Its City this semester, discusses the origins of Mardi Gras with KARE 11 television reporter Bryan Piatt on the KARE 11 Sunrise show. Click here to see the clip (Prof. Greening shows up at the 3 minute 20 second mark of the video).
Monday, February 4, 2013
Congratulations to Dr. Carmela Garritano, who recently had her new book, AFRICAN VIDEO MOVIES AND GLOBAL DESIRES: A GHANAIAN HISTORY, published by Ohio University Press!
Friday, February 1, 2013
In this education blog on CNN's website, Michael Berube (2012 president of the Modern Language Association) makes the argument for the value of an English major.
Friday, January 4, 2013
The UST English Graduate Program will hold its annual conference on Friday, April 26, 2013. While papers addressing any aspect of literature and culture will be considered, the graduate program particularly welcomes proposals for papers exploring the topic of "Shifting Emphases and Changes in the Discipline."
Thursday, December 6, 2012
Lindy Hensley recently curated a piece on Native American identity for the online website In Media Res.
Monday, December 3, 2012
Two recent articles in a Harvard Business Review blog highlight the benefits that reading skills--often developed by English majors--bring to the workplace.
Sunday, December 2, 2012
Two English Department faculty--Leslie Adrienne Miller and Roseann Lloyd--were highlighted in this Star Tribune article about five Minnesota poets.