National Book Award
English Professor Elizabeth Graver has been named to the longlist for the 2013 National Book Award in Fiction for her novel, The End of the Point, which follows three generations of a family from the middle to the end of the 20th century. BC Bookmarks
English Prof. Among "Campus Celebs"
Author and English Associate Professor Amy Boesky is among "the leading campus celebrities who are filling real and virtual classrooms this year," identified on "The Hottest Seats in Class" list by Time Magazine.
Professor Kevin Ohi is a 2013 recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship award.
Professor Joe Nugent won the 2013 Teaching with New Media Award from Instructional Design and eTeaching Services. This is his second year winning. His iPhone app JoyceWays also won the Gold Medal design and production at the "Appy" Awards.
Apology to Magdalenes
English Associate Professor James Smith reflected on Taoiseach Enda Kenny's apology to victims of the Magdalene laundries in interviews with the New York Times, AP (via Boston Globe) and the Los Angeles Times.
Justice for Magdalenes
A new report that sheds light on the extent of state involvement with Ireland's Magdalene laundries ultimately will be remembered for whether the government responds with measures that bring justice, writes English Associate Professor James Smith, long-time advocate for the victims, in the Irish Times. | New York Times | BBC Radio 4 | BBC Radio 5 | Irish Central | Irish Times
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Recent Faculty Publications
Maxim D. Shrayer
LEAVING RUSSIA: A JEWISH STORY
Syracuse University Press/Library of Modern Jewish Literature, 2013.
Dark Matter: Invisibility in Drama, Theater, and Performance (Theater: Theory/Text/Performance)
University of Michigan Press, October 2013
The Story Within: Personal Essays on Genetics and Identity
Johns Hopkins Univ. Press, 2013.
Min Hyoung Song
The Children of 1965: On Writing, and Not Writing, as an Asian American
Duke University Press Books, April 2013
Maxim D. Shrayer
I SAW IT: Ilya Selvinsky and the Legacy of Bearing Witness to the Shoah
Academic Studies Press, March 2013
The End of the Point: A Novel
HarperCollins Publishers, March 2013
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Where are they now?
Dispatches on English major alumni
Robert Polito, appointed President of the Poetry Foundation in Chicago.