The International Society for the Study of Narrative has awarded Honorable Mention (second place) in the Perkins Prize competition for Best Book in Narrative to Robyn Warhol’s Narrative Theory Unbound: Queer and Feminist Interventions (co-edited by Susan S. Lanser).
The English Department is proud to recognize Lina Ferreira on being one of six writers to receive a 2016 Rona Jaffe Foundation Writer’s Award for her creative nonfiction work. Lina will receive $30,000 for the award, which will be presented to her on September 15th in New York City.
The North American Victorian Studies Association (NAVSA) awarded its 2015 Best Book of the Year prize to Robyn Warhol, Arts and Humanities Distinguished Professor of English, co-author with Helena Michie, professor, English, Rice University, of Love Among the Archives: Writing the Lives of Sir George Scharf, Victorian Bachelor. Warhol will be honored with a special session devoted to the book at NAVSA’s annual conference in November.
The Ohio Arts Council board has honored seven faculty from the English department in their 2016 Individual Excellence Awards. Those honored include Lee Martin, professor, English; Memory Risinger, senior lecturer, English; Kathy Fagan Grandinetti, professor, English; Marcus Jackson, visiting assistant professor, English; Doug Sutton-Ramspeck, associate professor, English, Ohio State Lima; Maggie Smith, visiting assistant professor, English; and David Winter, senior lecturer, English. Each awardee received $5,000 as part of the award.
Two weeks ago today, faculty, staff, students, families, and friends all gathered in the Longaberger Alumni House to celebrate another successful year of English at Ohio State. They were greeted with a smile, name tag, and drink ticket from our wonderful advising staff, then enjoyed a buffet and some small talk. While I was running around playing waiter, attendees checked out research projects from this year’s Denman Undergraduate Research Forum participants. At 5 p.m., the doors opened and everyone took their seats in the Alumni House’s gorgeous presentation room. There they found Chair Debra Moddelmog and Academic Program Coordinator Mike Bierschenk, who took guests through a presentation honoring those who received awards this past year. Awards were handed out; pictures were taken. Everyone had a good time.
The Department of English would like to congratulate Rachel Hopkin on winning the Sue Samuelson Foodways Essay Contest, which is awarded via the Foodways section of the American Folklore Society. As a part of the prize, Rachel's winning essay, "The Way of the Croissant," will appear in the foodways journal Digest; she will also receive a free one-year membership to the Foodways Section of AFS. The 2016 committee noted that Hopkin's paper had "good depth and breadth of analysis, while maintaining focus and a writing style that put it ahead of the other submissions."