Yonina Hoffman Wins the Presidential Fellowship

December 6, 2017
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Yonina Hoffman (PhD) has won the 2017-2018 Presidential Fellowship, an award given each year by the Ohio State Graduate School. The Presidential Fellowship is the most prestigious award given by the Graduate School and only a select few are chosen each year. To be chosen, a student cannot directly apply; they must be nominated by a graduate studies committee chair.

Striding with STEP: English Majors Showcase Their Signature Projects

December 5, 2017
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Become an international artist. Launch a YouTube songwriting channel. Serve communities in need. Research drugs to combat cancer. This is what Ohio State English undergraduates are doing nowadays—and they’ve only finished their second year of college.

Elissa Washuta Wins NEA Fellowship

December 4, 2017
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In late November, the National Endowment for the Arts announced that Elissa Washuta, the department’s newest creative writing faculty member, would receive one of their prestigious 2018 Creative Writing Fellowships. Washuta is one of only 36 writers across the nation to receive such an award. “The National Endowment for the Arts is proud to provide crucial funding to support these writers in their creative endeavors and to continue expanding the range of ideas and viewpoints available to readers,” stated the NEA Director of Literature, Amy Stolls.

Course Profile: Nineteenth-Century Black Women Speakers & Writers

November 27, 2017

“Only the black woman can say 'when and where I enter, in the quiet, undisputed dignity of my womanhood, without violence and without suing or special patronage, then and there the whole Negro race enters with me.'” ~Anna Julia Cooper, A Voice from the South (1892)