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.
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."