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Chair’s Message | Welcoming New Faculty, Hosting Alumni Visitors

Dr. Linda J. Rice, portraitDear Friends, Lots of good things are happening in the English Department. It was just one year ago that we celebrated the major renovation of Ellis Hall with a ribbon-cutting ceremony. Students, faculty, prospective students, and visitors have all been very impressed with our new facilities that include wheeled tables […]

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Posted on 01/13/2020

Visiting Writer: Jamie Quatro, Jan. 23

By Alli Mancz Ohio University’s English Department presents visiting writer Jamie Quatro on Thursday, January 23, at 7:30pm in Walter Hall Rotunda. Quatro has authored several works of short fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. Her stories have previously appeared in The New Yorker, Tin House, The Guardian, Virginia Quarterly Review, and Guernica. Additionally, her pieces have […]

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Posted on 01/09/2020

Alumni News | Phyllis Ann Talley Passes at 91

Phyllis Ann Talley, portraitOhio University alumna Phyllis Ann (Patterson) Talley of Dublin, Ohio, died Dec. 30 at the age of 91, reports the Roanoke Times. She earned a bachelor’s degree in English from the College of Arts & Sciences at Ohio University in 1950. …A graduate of M&M High School in McConnelsville, Ohio, […]

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Posted on 01/06/2020

Career Week | English Career Panels, Jan. 31

Elena Kennedy, portraitStudents are invited to meet and network with three Ohio University alumni at the English Career Panels on Friday, Jan. 31, in Ellis 109 on the Athens Campus. Students can attend either session: 11:50 a.m. to 12:35 p.m. 1:10 to 1:55 p.m. This event is part of the College of […]

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Posted on 01/02/2020

2020 Spring Literary Festival Is March 18-20

The Ohio University Creative Writing program presents five visiting writers for the 35th annual Spring Literary Festival, March 18-20. Authors include Lauren Groff, Melissa Febos, Ada Limon, Anthony Marra, and Ira Sukrungruang. All readings and lectures are free and open to the public. The visiting writers will be present throughout […]

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Posted on 01/02/2020

Ellis Hall Awarded LEED Gold Certification

Ellis Hall entranceFrom Ohio University News Ohio University’s Ellis Hall has been awarded Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold certification for a complete renovation of the 115-year-old building. The Ellis Hall project earned LEED Gold certification for implementing sustainable and high-performance construction strategies in areas including site development, energy efficiency, […]

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Posted on 12/19/2019

Career Corner | Quitslund on ‘5 Reasons English Majors Land the Job’

Dr. Beth Quitslund, portraitDr. Beth Quitslund was interviewed by Peterson’s for a story headlined “5 Reasons English Majors Land the Job.” Quitlund is a faculty fellow and Professor of English at Ohio University. “English majors are good at much more than just reading and writing. They’re also masters of critical thinking, creativity, and […]

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Posted on 12/17/2019

Alumni News | Fuller Publishes ‘Got Gout’ for Folger Shakespeare Library

April Fuller, portraitBy Regina Yoong Ohio University alumna April Fuller recently co-authored a post with Laurel Bassett on “Got Gout? Eighteenth-Century Global “Remedies” in Mary Kettilby’s Receipt Book” for The Folger Shakespeare Library. “The post came out of a brief collaborative paper that a classmate and I wrote in a seminar class. […]

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Posted on 12/17/2019

Ritzenthaler Publishes ‘The Ribboncutters’ and ‘A Good Place Gone’

Melanie Ritzenthaler, portraitBy Regina Yoong Ohio University graduate student Melanie Ritzenthaler published two of her stories—”The Ribboncutters” in the fall 2019 issue of West Branch and “A Good Place Gone” in the triple issue (winter, spring, summer 2019) of Cimarron Review. “The two stories are both part of a collection I’m working on that’s set […]

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Posted on 12/12/2019

Moore’s ‘The Story Cure’ Reprinted in Chinese Edition

Dinty W. Moore, portraitBy Regina Yoong Dinty W. Moore’s book The Story Cure: A Book Doctor’s Pain-Free Guide to Finishing Your Novel or Memoir (Ten Speed / Random House) was recently reprinted in a Chinese edition, titled Story prescription: The story is so beautiful, by Houlang Publishing Co. The Beijing press specializes in history, philosophy, politics, […]

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Posted on 12/11/2019