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3 English Department Faculty Receive Fall 2018 Travel and Research Awards

Three English department faculty—Justin Catanoso, Meredith Farmer, and Joanna Ruocco—received university travel and research awards in fall 2018.  Journalism professor Justin Catanoso was awarded funding from the Dingledine International Faculty Development Fund to travel to Katowice, Poland, to cover the UN Climate Change Conference in December. This is Justin’s fifth UN climate… Continue Reading: 3 English Department Faculty Receive Fall 2018 Travel and Research Awards

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Dean Franco to speak on his upcoming book The Border and the Line on February 12, 2019

English literature professor Dean Franco will give a talk on his new book The Border and the Line: Race, Literature, and Los Angeles on Tuesday, February 12, 2019, in the ZSR Library Auditorium. The Border and the Line will be available from Stanford University Press in January 2019. This talk will be open… Continue Reading: Dean Franco to speak on his upcoming book The Border and the Line on February 12, 2019

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Professor Erica Still Appointed Associate Dean for Faculty Recruitment, Diversity, and Inclusion

November 8, 2018  The following announcement is from Dean of the College Michele Gillespie: I am delighted to announce that Erica Still, Associate Professor of English, has been appointed Associate Dean for Faculty Recruitment, Diversity, and Inclusion, effective January 1, 2019. Please join me in congratulating Erica on her full-time… Continue Reading: Professor Erica Still Appointed Associate Dean for Faculty Recruitment, Diversity, and Inclusion

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Department Profile: Professor Herman Rapaport, Reynolds Professor of English, Literature

Dr. Rapaport publishes in a number of fields, including psychoanalysis, philosophy, aesthetics, social theory, and literary study. He has been a chair professor of modernism at the University of Southampton in the UK, has held the post of Helen DeRoy Professor of English with specialization in critical theory at Wayne… Continue Reading: Department Profile: Professor Herman Rapaport, Reynolds Professor of English, Literature

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Prof. Susan Harlan publishes Decorating a Room of One’s Own: Conversations on Interior Design with Miss Havisham, Jane Eyre, Victor Frankenstein, Elizabeth Bennet, Ishmael, and Other Literary Notables

Professor Susan Harlan’s award-winning humor column “Great House Therapy” has been newly collected in a book titled Decorating a Room of One’s Own: Conversations on Interior Design with Miss Havisham, Jane Eyre, Victor Frankenstein, Elizabeth Bennet, Ishmael, and Other Literary Notables (Abrams, October 2018). The book features illustrations by Becca Stadtlander… Continue Reading: Prof. Susan Harlan publishes Decorating a Room of One’s Own: Conversations on Interior Design with Miss Havisham, Jane Eyre, Victor Frankenstein, Elizabeth Bennet, Ishmael, and Other Literary Notables

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Professors Sarah Hogan and Joanna Ruocco will teach “Literature of the Witch” Summer 2019 in London

In summer 2019, professors Sarah Hogan and Joanna Ruocco will co-lead a study abroad course called Literature of the Witch in London. Students will examine wide-ranging works of English literature—mostly by women writers—that portray the lives of rebellious women, particularly those who seek uncommon or magical means for personal empowerment, and… Continue Reading: Professors Sarah Hogan and Joanna Ruocco will teach “Literature of the Witch” Summer 2019 in London

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Department Profile: Professor Joanna Ruocco, Creative Writing

  Professor Joanna Ruocco is an award-winning novelist, short story writer, and editor. She writes across several genres, including fantasy and romance. In 2008, she co-founded a handmade annual literary magazine, Birkensnake, that The New York Times called a “sacred art object.” Today, she is the Chair of the Board… Continue Reading: Department Profile: Professor Joanna Ruocco, Creative Writing

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Fiction Collective Two’s editorial operations move to Wake Forest University

The Department of English and the Creative Writing Program are delighted to announce that the editorial operations of Fiction Collective Two (FC2) have moved to Wake Forest University. FC2 is an independent press dedicated to publishing artistically adventurous fiction. Over the past forty years, FC2 has published more than two hundred books… Continue Reading: Fiction Collective Two’s editorial operations move to Wake Forest University

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Professor Sarah Hogan’s book, Other Englands, examines the rise of the early English utopia in the context of emergent capitalism

English literature professor Sarah Hogan’s new book, Other Englands: Utopia, Capital, and Empire in an Age of Transition, is now available from Stanford University Press.      From the Press: Other Englands examines the rise of the early English utopia in the context of emergent capitalism. Above all, it asserts that this… Continue Reading: Professor Sarah Hogan’s book, Other Englands, examines the rise of the early English utopia in the context of emergent capitalism

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Five English department faculty awarded promotions

Five faculty in the English department were approved for promotions by the Wake Forest University Board of Trustees this spring.    In the Creative Writing program, poet-in-residence Amy Catanzano was awarded tenure and promoted to Associate Professor.   Zak Lancaster, who teaches in Literature and Writing, was also awarded tenure… Continue Reading: Five English department faculty awarded promotions

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