Sneak Peek: Graduate Lounge Remodel

March 7, 2018
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In the spring of 2017, the Department of English received a generous donation from Andrea Lunsford—the Director of Stanford University's Program in Writing and Rhetoric, former director of Ohio State's Center for the Study of Teaching and Writing (1997 to 2000) and current Department of English Advisory Council member—to remodel our beloved but downtrodden Graduate Lounge.

Obsession Story: Dorothy Noyes and Opera

March 5, 2018
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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, Professor Dorothy Noyes shares her fascination with opera.

The Book as Body: Judging Books by Their Covers

February 6, 2018
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On, you can find the eau de parfum, Book, for $105—an exclusive fragrance designed by Commodity to meet the needs of those fat-pocketed readers who just don’t have time for real books. It belongs to the “earthy and woody” fragrance family and boasts key notes of sandalwood, bergamot and cypress. “Book tips its hat to the Hemingways and Fitzgeralds of the world. Transporting you away to a world of imagination and stories while capturing that quiet moment when you’re curled up with a good book.” One might presume that at $105 per bottle, the book-loving Commodity could afford a copywriter who didn’t trade in sentence fragments, but whatever.