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Lina Ferreira Wins Prestigious Rona Jaffe Foundation Award

September 6, 2016
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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.

“Journaling with Jenny” Promotes Health, Wellness in All

May 20, 2016
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Jenny Patton, senior lecturer in the English department, worked with many a successful student in her first- and second-year writing courses. But that success came at a cost. “Many were dealing with overloaded course schedules, work responsibilities, student loan debt worries, unemployed or sick parents, and uncertainty about the future. Several students missed classes; the overachievers came with hacking coughs,” Patton said of her overworked students. “While I referred students to the counseling center and other OSU resources, I felt there was more I could do.”

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.

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