In Memoriam: Lee K. Abbott

May 9, 2019
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By Madalynn Conkle and Avery Samuels

A magnetic storyteller on and off the page, Lee K. Abbott was an inimitable teacher and writer. His voice shines in his story collections: Dreams of Distant Lives, Strangers in Paradise, Love is the Crooked Thing, The Heart Never Fits Its Wanting, Living After Midnight, Wet Places at Noon and All Things, All at Once: New and Selected Stories. It is this voice and legend that will forever live on with his many colleagues and students.

2019 Department Award Winners

April 29, 2019
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On Monday, April 22, the Department of English recognized its 2019 award winners at the Annual Awards Ceremony. Read below for a comprehenive list of recipients.

Stepping up to a Senior Thesis: The Preliminaries, the Process, the Product

April 25, 2019
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Inspiration can lag far behind determination. It took nearly three years for mine to catch up. In the early fall of my first semester of college, I knew I wanted to do a senior thesis. It was not until July the summer before my final year that I finally figured out what I wanted to write about. Little did I know that my first semester of college would be so pivotal. That semester, I not only took a class on the subject about which I would later write (English 2290, Introduction to American Colonial Literature, in which I encountered Emily Dickinson), but the class was taught by the person who would end up advising my thesis—Professor Elizabeth Hewitt.

Research Spotlight: Jesse Schotter

April 15, 2019
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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 Jesse Schotter about his project on travel guides.