amattison on January 29th, 2018

Tana M. Schiewer, alumnus of the MA program in English Literature, recently graduated from Virginia Tech with a PhD in Rhetoric and Writing. Her dissertation, titled “The Nonprofit Mission Statement as Genre: Speech Acts, Social Facts, and Ecologies” focuses on communication in nonprofit organizations. Currently, Tana is CEO/President of Schiewer Consulting, LLC, where she continues […]

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amattison on August 23rd, 2017

Ryan Wolfslayer, alumnus of the MA program in English Literature, completed a Master of Science degree in Library and Information Science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and has been hired as a Metadata Librarian at Iowa State University. Congratulations to Ryan on both accomplishments.

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amattison on July 1st, 2017

Poet Adam Tavel has been announced as the winner of the 2017 Richard Wilbur Book Award. Judge Erica Dawson selected Adam’s book Catafalque for the award and publication by the University of Evansville Press. Adam earned his MA in Literature from UT in 2005, and is the author of The Fawn Abyss (Salmon Poetry, 2017) […]

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amattison on July 1st, 2017

Zach Gasior has been accepted to the PhD program in Rhetoric and Professional Communication, with a teaching assistantship, at Iowa State University. Zach graduated from UT in 2015 with his MA in English Literature and a Certificate in Teaching College Writing. After leaving UT, he held a full-time position with Baton Rouge Community College in […]

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amattison on March 8th, 2017

The English Department was delighted to welcome four of our distinguished alumni back to UT for a workshop and discussion with current undergraduate and MA students about their own career experiences and what they have learned about career paths and choices for English majors. Since the department also hosts annual workshops to discuss academic careers […]

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amattison on March 8th, 2017

Stephanie Opfer, who earned her MA in Literature from UT in 2010, has recently accepted a job offer at Tiffin University in Tiffin, Ohio. Beginning this summer, she will be an Assistant Professor and Chair of their Graduate Humanities program. Stephanie will be graduating from Northern Illinois University in May with a PhD in Medieval […]

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Melissa Gressman, a recent graduate of the English BA program at UT, has been accepted into the University of Michigan School of Education and awarded the highly competitive Rackham-Education Scholar Master’s Fellowship from the Horace H. Rackham School of Graduate Studies at UM. The fellowship provides full tuition and a stipend for two years of […]

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English Department alumna Sean Shannon (BA in Creative Writing, 2004; MA in English Literature, 2006) has just released her first novel, The Prostitutes of Lake Wiishkoban, on Kindle. The novel, about a small-town Minnesota library that doubles as a clandestine high-class brothel, was previously shortlisted for the Dundee International Book Prize and a quarterfinalist for […]

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        English Department alumna Sean Shannon (BA in Creative Writing, 2004; MA in English Literature, 2006) has just released her book 50 Critical Thinking Exercises for Humanities Classes on Kindle. This book lists fifty contemporary problems for teachers to use in their classes to help students practice and develop their critical thinking […]

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admin on August 30th, 2016

Godzilla, a traditional natural monster and representation of cinema’s subgenre of natural attack, also provides a cautionary symbol of the dangerous consequences of mistreating the natural world—monstrous nature on the attack. Horror films such as Godzilla invite an exploration of the complexities of a monstrous nature that humanity both creates and embodies.In Monstrous Nature: Environment […]

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