Congratulations to Chancellor’s Award Winners

Chancellor Award Winners Announced

CONGRATULATIONS TO CHANCELLOR’S AWARD WINNERS: We would like to congratulate the members of the Department of English who received awards at the Chancellor’s Honors Banquet held on April 8th: Katy Chiles, Alumni Outstanding Teaching Award and Research and Creative Achievement-Professional […]


2015 Creative Writing Awards Announced

Creative Writing Awards Announced

The English Department is pleased to announce the 2015 winners of our Creative Writing Awards.  The English Department recently awarded prizes for graduate writing in fiction and in poetry and in four undergraduate writing categories. JOHN C. HODGES GRADUATE WRITING […]


2014 Alumni Promise Award Given to Johnny Dantonio

Johnny Dantonio Wins Alumni Promise Award

A 2007 graduate of the College of Arts and Sciences, Johnny Dantonio credits his experience as an English major with a concentration in creative writing for jumpstarting his career in the advertising industry. As creative director at Anomaly an agency […]


Professor Nancy Henry Awarded NEH Research Fellowship

Nancy Henry

Professor Nancy Henry has been awarded a National Endowment for Humanities Research Fellowship for 2014-2015. These highly competitive Fellowships (only about 7% of applicants receive funding) provide “support” for “individuals pursuing advanced research that is of value to humanities scholars, […]


Professor Katy Chiles’s Transformable Race: Surprising Metamorphoses in the Literature of Early America Published

Katy Chiles's Transformable Race Published by Oxford University Press

  Professor Katy L. Chiles’s Transformable Race: Surprising Metamorphoses in the Literature of Early America was published by Oxford University Press in January 2014. As surprising as it might seem now, during the late eighteenth century many early Americans asked themselves, “How […]


“In Our Own Words”: Claire Dodson Discusses Her Summer Internship in NYC

In Our Own Words: Claire Dodson

“So are you going to teach with that, or what?” I probably don’t have to say the statement that provokes this question, as it is one that every English major I know has been asked. Teaching is what’s expected of most […]

Professor Deidre Lynch to Speak on Pride and Prejudice

Diedre Lynch

The Nineteenth-Century Seminar is pleased to announce that Deidre Lynch, Professor of English at Harvard University, will give a public lecture on Monday, April 13 at 3:30pm, in McClung 1210. Her talk is entitled “Pride and Prejudice by Numbers.” Since the publication of The Economy of Character: Novels, […]

Professor John Finamore to Speak

Professor John F. Finamore to Speak

PROFESSOR JOHN FINAMORE TO SPEAK: On Tuesday, April 7, at 3:30, in HSS 71, John Finamore, Professor and Chair of the Department of Classics at the University of Iowa will give a talk on “Dream-Interpretation & Dream-Therapy: From Homer to […]

“Singing the Body Poetic: Songs and Poems Performed”

“Singing the Body Poetic: Songs and Poems Performed.”

On Thursday, April 9, at 7:30pm, UT’s Sex Week will present “Singing the Body Poetic: Songs and Poems Performed.” The event will feature local poets, singers and actors who will perform their work in the Hodges Library Auditorium. Those featured […]

Professor Kenneth W. Warren to Speak

Kenneth W. Warren to Speak

On Thursday, March 26, at 3:30pm in McClung Tower 1210, Kenneth Warren will deliver a public lecture as part of this year’s Literature, Criticism, and Textual Studies Speaker Series.  His title is “A Common Disaster and One Long Memory: William […]

Now Accepting Applications for Undergraduate Scholarships

Now Accepting Applications for Undergraduate Scholarships

Each year the Undergraduate Committee in the Department of English chooses at least twelve of its undergraduate majors to receive undergraduate scholarships, including the Mangam Merit Scholarships. Awards are given based on the information provided in the application, including but […]