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.
Professor James Phelan appeared in the New York Times on Tuesday, June 21st in a story where he compares basketball star LeBron James' career to a bildungsroman—otherwise known as a coming-of-age story.
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.”
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
“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.
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.