American Public Media's wildly successful nationally syndicated comedy and music variety show Wits is produced by alumna Larissa Anderson, who turned to her alma mater to create an exclusive internship program.
Associate Professor Andrew Scheil is working on a book about images of Babylon from ancient to contemporary times. Scheil's current reading encompasses that same breadth: from Aeschylus to Neil Gaiman, Beowulf to A Princess of Mars.
Son of a Seattle longshoreman, Sam Anderson will be the first in his family to earn a bachelor's degree. Alysha Bohanon has been dealing with chronic pain for six years. Both are students recognized by the Beverly Atkinson Scholarship for Outstanding Non-Traditional English Majors. This year's English fundraising efforts are focusing on four important funds, one each for the undergraduate, MFA, and PhD programs, as well as the literary magazine produced by our graduate students, dislocate. We profile the funds over the next two issues of e-Quarterly.
'Tis the season for a book, an armchair, and a place by the radiator. Looking for some recommended reading? Check out this annotated list of new publications from English faculty, alumni, and even students, including a blizzard of poetry and a couple intriguingly open-ended explorations from retired faculty.
News about publications, lectures, and awards from English faculty.
News about publications and awards from MFA candidates and alumnae/i.
News about publications, presentations, and awards from PhD candidates and alumnae/i.
News from BA alumnae/i.
After a long and successful career in advertising, Richard F. Noland decided to give the Department of English a new graduate fellowship fund. Why? As wife Jane describes, "Without knowledge of the themes and allusions of literature, Dick felt we would lose our commonality."
A doctoral candidate who put her studies aside in the 1980s to become a lauded Minnesota theater performer and activist died last winter at age 60--but not before completing the short story collection that would earn her, at long last, her PhD.