The Writing Center—Ohio State’s go-to space for writing support—is a remarkable resource for students looking to develop and refine their papers, get tips on graduate school application materials, learn about modifying their writing processes, join writing groups and much, much more. The Writing Center also has a lot to offer the many undergraduate and graduate students who work there: consultants Chloe Heins and Bobby Lowery learned this first hand when they discovered a shared passion for the teaching of writing. Having graduated with bachelor’s degrees in English in spring 2018, both Heins and Lowery are now completing their first semesters in Ohio State’s Teaching and Learning master’s program.
For this series, we reach out to a member of the department who has a very particular obsession and ask them to share it with the world. In this edition, Associate Professor Lauren Squires gets her groove on with tap dancing.
It is time to welcome the new school year, which also means welcoming new hires across the Department of English's many campuses. Please take a moment to welcome these new faces by dropping in their offices or inboxes.
Associate Professor David Brewer has been appointed editor of Studies in Eighteenth-Century Culture. Brewer will officially begin the position during the 2020-2021 academic year. He will spend 2019-2020 serving as associate editor, learning from the journals current editors Eve Tayor Bannet, recently retired from the University of Oklahoma, and fellow Ohio State faculty member Roxann Wheeler.
On the evening of July 20, 2018, comic scholars, artists and fans from around the world gathered at San Diego Comic-Con to attend the 2018 Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards. Arts and Humanities Distinguished Professor Frederick Luis Aldama took home this “Oscar of the comic book world” for his book, Latinx Superheroes in Mainstream Comics (2017, University of Arizona Press), which was nominated in the category of Best Academic/Scholarly Work.