There are boundless opportunities for an English major to get involved at The Ohio State University. From department-affiliated publications to English-related student organizations, there is a place for everyone in the Ohio State English undergraduate community.
Every summer, the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) announces the winners of its Circle of Excellence Awards. CASE is an association for professionals who work in advancement – alumni relations, communications, development and more – at universities and other collegiate institutions around the globe. The Circle of Excellence Awards highlight materials produced by these institutions that embody the mission of CASE.
It is time to greet the new school year - and the Department of English’s new hires! Please take a moment to welcome these new faces by dropping by their offices or sending a friendly email.
Marcus Jackson, assistant professor of poetry, was awarded the Ohioana Book Award in poetry for his collection Pardon My Heart. Upon the collection's release in April of 2018, The New York Times described Jackson's poetry as “plain-spoken but never plain… [Pardon My Heart] confirms the arrival of a thrilling new voice in American poetry, one whose writing, on page after page, has the fullness and glow of a jubilee.”
A magnetic storyteller on and off the page, Lee K. Abbott was an inimitable teacher and writer. His voice shines in his story collections: Dreams of Distant Lives, Strangers in Paradise, Love is the Crooked Thing, The Heart Never Fits Its Wanting, Living After Midnight, Wet Places at Noon and All Things, All at Once: New and Selected Stories. It is this voice and legend that will forever live on with his many colleagues and students.