New Pages

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The cool nights of fall demand a chair by the fire, a cat in the lap (perhaps), and a good read. Four English professors publish books this fall, including fiction, poetry, and an analyses of how paperbacks brought modernist literature to the drugstore. Plus a fine bunch from our alumnae/i. Check out our annotated list of new publications.

Alumnus Is MN Teacher of the Year

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A third generation public school teacher, Tom Rademacher (BA 2004; CEHD MEd 2007) was named Minnesota Teacher of the Year in May.

Away from the Office

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Many English faculty have chosen the study of literature to, in Robert Frost's words, "unite/ My avocation and my vocation." But that doesn't mean they don't have other (sometimes surprising) interests. Competitive ice-dancing, anyone?

New Pages

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Mystery, fantasy, comic and historical fiction, and popular science: New books by faculty, students, and alumnae/i are perfect for your beach bag.

What We're Reading: John Watkins

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What does Professor John Watkins read about besides medieval and early modern diplomacy? Disease, for one.

News: Alumna Receives Honorary Doctorate

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Pioneering feminist writer Kate Millett (BA '56) received an honorary doctorate of science on April 21 from President Eric Kaler.

News: Four Students Receive Dissertation Fellowships

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Every year, one or two English graduate students receive Doctoral Dissertation Fellowships from the Graduate School, U-wide awards providing a year's support without teaching responsibilities. This year English nominees set a high bar: All four were named 2014-15 Doctoral Dissertation Fellows.

Faculty News

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News about publications, lectures, and awards from English faculty.

PhD News

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News about publications, presentations, and awards from PhD candidates and alumnae/i.

MFA News

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The latest news about publications, lectures, and awards from MFA candidates and alumnae/i can be found in the Creative Writing Program's Spring 2014 Newsletter.