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...As a graduate student, I have been mentored and supported by professors who take my somewhat non-traditional scholarship and academic inquiry seriously and who are not hesitant to rigorously challenge me...
Why did you major in English? I was fortunate enough to have chosen my major based entirely on what I enjoy. I have always been fascinated by the simplicity of pencil and paper and the creations that have spawned from writers and artists alike. ...
“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 »
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 »
This program is aimed at English and History majors with about two years left of their degree. It offers a total immersion experience. You will spend an entire academic year in the program at the University of Northumbria, Newcastle, studying, living, and traveling with all the experiences of a British student. On your return to… more »
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 »
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 »
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 »