Each month, the Communications Team reaches out to members of the Department of English faculty and asks them to elaborate on a current research or creative project they are working on or have recently completed. For this month, we asked Professor Lee Martin about his new novel, The Glassmaker’s Wife.
Working on my laptop, I am constantly referencing Spotify’s “Friend Activity” feed to discover new tunes and uncover my friends’ psyches by picking apart their playlists. I’m unashamed to possess this intruding behavior; I interact with humans with exceptional tastes, so it wouldn’t be right of me to not appreciate their auricular palates.
I haven’t told him yet, but I stan Brendan Walsh on Spotify. He caught my eye when I noticed Rainbow Kitten Surprise’s “Fever Pitch” appear with the little listening icon under his avitar. So, distracted from the studying sounds playlist I was supposed to click on—and the studying I should have been doing—I delved into his profile. More importantly than discovering Walsh’s impeccable music taste, however, was the discovery of his skills as a writing critic. These skills landed Walsh an internship this past summer at Mythology Entertainment in Los Angeles. Mythology Entertainment is a film production company known for producing White House Down, Truth, this past summer’s Slender Man and The House with a Clock in Its Walland the soon-to-be-released Suspiria.
Each month, the Communications Team reaches out to members of the Department of English faculty and asks them to elaborate on a current research or creative project they are working on or have recently completed. For this month, we asked Professor Doug Sutton-Ramspeck about his new book, Black Flowers.
Each year, one deserving Ohioan is chosen as the Ohio Poetry Association’s "Ohio Poet of the Year." This prestigious award is given out to a poet who has published an impressive book of poetry within the past two years. This year, that deserving recipient is the department's very own Kathy Fagan Grandinetti.
Laura Esposto has been awarded the second inaugural R.L. Stine Scholarship. Generously provided by author R.L. Stine, an Ohio State English alumnus (BA, 1965) and award-winning author of children’s horror stories, this $11,000 tuition scholarship supports English majors who have demonstrated a serious interest in Creative Writing.