Poe Statue Unveiling in October
The fate is set for a public sculpture of native son Edgar Allan Poe to be unveiled in Boston on October 5, thanks to the efforts of the Poe Foundation, chaired by English Professor Paul Lewis. WBUR "Radio Boston," Boston Magazine, WBUR "TheARTery," CBC Radio (Canada).
Suzanne Berne's fourth novel, The Dogs of Littlefield has been long-listed for the Baileys Prize, formerly the Orange Prize, the UK’s most prestigious annual book award for fiction written by a woman. Her first novel, A Crime in the Neighborhood, won the prize in 1999.
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.
Nearly a year after Ireland's Taoiseach made an emotional apology to survivors of the Magdalene Laundries, the women continue to suffer poverty, ill-health and trauma, writes English Associate Professor James Smith, a committee member of Justice for Magdalenes Research.
Where are they now?
Dispatches on English major alumni
Robert Polito, appointed President of the Poetry Foundation in Chicago.
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Recent Faculty Publications
The Dogs of Littlefield
Fig Tree/Penguin, 2013
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