Michael Harker

Posted On December 11, 2014
Categories News & Events

Prof. Michael Harker’s new book will be out early in 2015. It’s titled The Lure of Literacy: A Critical Reception of the Compulsory Composition Debate, and it’s published by SUNY Press.

The book talks about a century-long series of proposals to abolish or reform freshman composition. It is the first book to chart the… more »

About South

Posted On December 8, 2014
Categories News & Events

“Documenting the U. S. South in Print and Film” was the focus of Prof. Gina Caison’s course this Fall.   Take a look at the students’ projects compiled on a website called “About South”: https://medium.com/about-south

Find out why Atlanta has so many homeless pets.  Look at the surreal and quirky work of local photographer Ryan Vizzions. … more »

Mariko Antonacci

Posted On November 21, 2014
Categories Profiles in English

What is your concentration? Secondary English

Why are you majoring in English? I decided to major in English simply because I love literature and am fascinated by the impact a work can have on an individual. I study literature because literature is life; it enhances our human experience and teaches us so much about the… more »


• I went directly into a job with a multi-national communications firm after university. The Northumbria program was perhaps the most significant factor that led to the company hiring me because they wanted someone who is comfortable coordinating with their European offices. • I enjoyed my study abroad year so much that I now work… more »

Mark Noble

Posted On November 12, 2014
Categories News & Events

Look for Professor Mark Noble’s new book to appear at the end of the year.  American Poetic Materialism from Whitman to Stevens, published by Cambridge University Press,  examines writers who rethink the human in material terms. Do our experiences correlate to our material elements? Do visions of a common physical ground imply a common purpose? Noble proposes new… more »

Sindiwe Magona

Posted On November 12, 2014
Categories News & Events

In the Spring Semester, our department welcomes the eminent South African writer Sindiwe Magona who will be serving as our writer-in-residence.  Magona will be co-teaching (along with Dr. Renée Schatteman) English 4205, Life Writing: From Children’s Book to Adult Memoir.

Magona has been a teacher, civil servant, novelist, poet, playwright, and activist.  She was awarded… more »

Jenny Sadre-Orafai

Posted On October 24, 2014
Categories News & Events

On Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2014, Jenny Sadre-Orafai will be reading at 7:30 p.m. in the Troy Moore Library. She is the author of Paper, Cotton, Leather and four chapbooks. Recently her poetry has appeared in Linebreak, Eleven Eleven,  Redivider, Thrush Poetry Journal, PANK, Rhino, The Bakery, Sixth Finch, ILK, iO: A Journal of New American… more »