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English Retirement Social Honors Drs. Connor, Hartley, Singh

Joan Connor, portraitBy Regina Yoong The English Department hosted a retirement social in April honoring three professors: Dr. Joan Connor, Dr. Gabriel Hartley and Dr. Amritjit Singh. Although specializing in different fields—Connor in creative writing (fiction), Hartley in 20th-century poetry, and Singh in African-American literature—all three contributed immensely to OHIO’s English Department […]

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Posted on 08/19/2019

Mda: Toni Morrison ‘Imbued Me with the Courage to Stretch the Limits of Myth’

Dr. Zakes Mda, portraitDr. Zakes Mda, retired Professor of English at Ohio University, was quoted in a Black News Zone story about the passing of Toni Morrison headlined “Nobel literature laureate who transformed American lite…” Morrison, who died Aug. 5, grew up in Lorain, Ohio. And Zakes Mda, the renowned South African novelist, […]

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Posted on 08/08/2019

Babcock and Distel Coedit Sherwood Anderson Book

Ph.D. candidates Aaron Babcock and Kristin Distel have recently published and presented in a variety of venues about Ohio author Sherwood Anderson and other Midwestern writers. Babcock specializes in American immigrant fiction published between Reconstruction and the Second World War, while Distel’s focus is female characters’ experience of shame in […]

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Posted on 07/02/2019

Rosser Named General Editor of Hollis Summers Poetry Prize

J. Allyn Rosser, portraitFrom Compass The Ohio University Press welcomes esteemed poet and Professor of English J. Allyn Rosser as general editor of the annual Hollis Summers Poetry Prize. David Sanders, founder and general editor of the poetry prize, is retiring after 20 years of devoted service. Named for the distinguished poet who […]

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Posted on 06/06/2019

Bringing YOU into the Classroom

Doctoral Student Regina Yoong, portrait outdoorsBy Teaching Assistants Regina Yoong Yui Jien and Lucero Gonzalez As new Teaching Assistants, it’s easy to want to follow and emulate other, usually more experienced, professors’ teaching styles. As much as we can learn so much from our professors, especially the ones we admire, there comes a time to […]

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Posted on 06/03/2019

Alumni News | Reporter Writes Ode to Poet Owens

Scott Owens, portrait outoorsOhio University alum Scott Owens ’84 was featured in a Hickory Daily Record story by Mary Canrobert headlined “Like poetry, shop soothes, nourishes and inspires.” He earned an A.B. in English from the Honors Tutorial College at OHIO. Had I been gifted with the skills of a poet, I’d write […]

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Posted on 04/29/2019

Alumni News | Hayes’ First Book Wins Nancy Dasher Award

Amanda Hayes, portraitOhio University alum Dr. Amanda Hayes published her first book, The Politics of Appalachian Rhetoric, with West Virginia University Press. The book won the 2019 Nancy Dasher Award, a prize that is presented by the College English Association of Ohio and “recognizes outstanding publications by faculty members from a CEAO-member […]

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Posted on 04/28/2019

Ritzenthaler Publishes Story in Nashville Review

Melanie Ritzenthaler, portraitGraduate student Melanie Ritzenthaler‘s new story, “Fever Creek,” is published in the latest issue of Nashville Review. Ritzenthaler is a doctoral student in OHIO’s English Department, where she specializes in Creative Writing (Fiction). Her short stories have appeared or are forthcoming in Ninth Letter, West Branch, Colorado Review, Salamander, and […]

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Posted on 04/28/2019

Mazakis Publishes Several Poems, Named Finalist in Book Prize

English graduate student Angie Mazakis’s manuscript, I Was Waiting to See What You Would Do First, was selected as one of two finalists by Indiana Review’s Blue Light Books Prize. Mazakis, an Ohio University alum, also has one poem each in new issues of The Iowa Review, Columbia Journal, and […]

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Posted on 04/25/2019

Alumni News | Poet Stanley Plumly Dies

The Washington Post reports on Ohio University alum Stanley Plumly in an obituary headlined “Stanley Plumly, Md. poet laureate who wrote of nature and memory, dies at 79.” Mr. Plumly said his twin obsessions during his youth were basketball and reading. He graduated in 1961 from Wilmington College in Ohio, […]

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Posted on 04/24/2019