Over the summer, Denney Hall’s second floor received a major makeover. The hallway tiles have been replaced, as have the desks and carpets in the classrooms.
The newly updated classrooms on the second floor aren’t the only things worth getting excited about for autumn 2017, although you should definitely get excited about those! There are also many new faces in Denney Hall and two brand new graduate programs: the graduate minor in English and the MA in medical humanities and social sciences.
Eight undergraduate students with diverse academic backgrounds attended this year’s Human Rights in Transit Summer Travel Program. Facilitated by Professors Wendy Hesford (English), Amy Shuman (English) and Jennifer Suchland (Slavic/Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies), the five-day trip centered around the 2017 Human Rights Watch Film Festival in New York City.
Whether encountering Associate Professor Margaret Price as a student in one of her English or disability studies courses or around Denney Hall where she is frequently spotted with her dog, Ivy—it is equally likely that she will brighten your day.
Robyn Warhol, who was appointed Interim Chair after Debra Moddelmog left this past summer, has officially been named chair of the English department for a term running from January 1, 2017 to May 31, 2020.
The Department of English is thrilled to (belatedly) welcome its two new hires: Breanne LeJeune, communications specialist, and Theresa Delgadillo, professor of comparative studies.