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Wendy Hesford Receives Yale Fellowship, to Step Down as Vice Chair

May 2, 2016
Wendy S. Hesford.

The Department of English would like to congratulate Wendy Hesford on receiving Yale University's Human Trafficking and Modern Day Slavery interdisciplinary fellowship at the Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition, part of

Robyn Warhol's Graphic Memoir Class Creates Stunning Comics

April 27, 2016
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“Graphic Memoir,” English 5664 in the Spring of 2016, is a course on autobiographies written and drawn by comics artists.  All the students (half of them graduate students and half advanced undergrads) had to produce a one-page comic about their lives.

Award-Winning Rand Morrison Offers Advice to Students: Know Deeply, Write Well, Intern

April 26, 2016
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Rand Morrison was teeming with advice when he sat down for his interview conducted by professional writing minor students Emily Berestecky and Trent Lammers on Friday, April 15. Morrison visited Ohio State to receive the College of Arts and Sciences Distinguished Achievement Award, which he adds to his ten Emmy, two George Foster Peabody, and two Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University awards. An alumnus of the English Department—he received his degree in English here in 1971—Morrison stopped by Denney Hall to share his expertise in a wide-ranging conversation with students.

Scott DeWitt Featured in Dispatch for His Ukulele Sessions

April 25, 2016
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Scott DeWitt, Associate Professor of English and Vice Chair of Rhetoric, Composition, and Literacy, appeared in the Columbus Dispatch on Sunday, April 24th for his work in Strings Attached, a beginner-friendly, no-pressure ukulele group that meets once a month in a warehouse. Scott founded the group in 2012 with his friend, MIkey Thomas.

Video Games Level up to the Classroom

April 20, 2016
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This article originally appeared in The Lantern and was written by Mitch Hooper. Click here to go to the original.

From Tulsa, Oklahoma, to Columbus, two graduate students bring a college class that dives into a nontraditional form of art to Ohio State.

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