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 May 6th, 2017

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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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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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Best-selling novelist Danzy Senna will deliver the Fall 2016 Richard M. Summers Memorial Lecture on November 3rd at 5:00 pm at the UT Student Union, room 2592. This event is sponsored by the University of Toledo Department of English. The event is free and open to the public, and a reception and book signing will […]

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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 May 29th, 2016

      Tiffany Avery (BA in English 2008), earned a Master of Fine Arts from Seton Hill University in Greensburg, Pennsylvania, in June of 2014. Her focus was on writing fantasy. Since then, her interests have evolved into paranormal romance and gay romance, in whichshe prefers to write about blossoming love between men. Her […]

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amattison on April 22nd, 2016

The English Department is pleased to announce the following winners of 2016 Edward Shapiro Memorial Writing Contest, who will be honored at the Shapiro Writing Gala on April 29 from 6-8 p.m. in Libbey Hall: CATEGORY WINNERS Composition I Non-research Donna Provolish* Rebekah Stevens* Madison Huffman Amy Beerbower Sarah Drda Joshua Paradysz Composition I Research […]

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admin on November 18th, 2014

(Click to see an image larger.) The Mill’s fall 2014 Poetry was a hit! Chief Editor, Charish Halliburton, emceed the event which was held in Tim Geiger’s Print Laboratory. Students from various disciplines arrived with poetry in hand to perform in front of their peers. Pizza and soda was served, people mingled, the arts were discussed. Students […]

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Poetry was  the buzzword Thursday, Oct. 23, as two English faculty members presented at this fall’s second Humanities Happy Hour. Dr. Melissa Gregory, associate professor of English, and Dr. Andrew Mattison, professor of English, spoke Thursday, Oct. 23, from 6 to 7 p.m. in the Libbey Hall Dining Room. The free, public event began at […]

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