Become an international artist. Launch a YouTube songwriting channel. Serve communities in need. Research drugs to combat cancer. This is what Ohio State English undergraduates are doing nowadays—and they’ve only finished their second year of college.
On Friday, November 3, 2017, four panelists led a discussion about the connections between dance, movement and ethnography. The panelists—Ann Cooper Albright and Meiver De la Cruz from Oberlin College and Ohio State’s Katherine Borland and Danielle Schoon—gathered to explore these concepts with the audience, as well as to convey their personal experiences with dance, movement and ethnography.
The Ohio State University College of Arts and Sciences has selected Associate Professor Lauren Squires to receive the prestigious Ratner Distinguished Teaching Award. Squires will use the funds associated with the award toward advancing learning and teaching in her undergraduate courses: English 3271-Structure of the English Language and English 4572-Traditional Grammar and Usage.
In late November, the National Endowment for the Arts announced that Elissa Washuta, the department’s newest creative writing faculty member, would receive one of their prestigious 2018 Creative Writing Fellowships. Washuta is one of only 36 writers across the nation to receive such an award. “The National Endowment for the Arts is proud to provide crucial funding to support these writers in their creative endeavors and to continue expanding the range of ideas and viewpoints available to readers,” stated the NEA Director of Literature, Amy Stolls.
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 Leslie Lockett shares her fascination with the history of cheesemaking.
“Only the black woman can say 'when and where I enter, in the quiet, undisputed dignity of my womanhood, without violence and without suing or special patronage, then and there the whole Negro race enters with me.'” ~Anna Julia Cooper, A Voice from the South (1892)
Everyone has secrets—skeletons in the closet they hope, for whatever reason, will never be brought to light. Literary characters are certainly no exception. A classic example is that of the titular character of The Picture of Dorian Gray, who is kept young and beautiful by a hidden portrait that ages in his place.