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Faculty News

Eric G. Wilson “Point Blank” Film Screening & Book Talk

On Tuesday, October 3, 2023, at 6 pm in Scales 102, the Department of English will host a film screening and discussion in celebration of Thomas H. Pritchard Professor of English Eric G. Wilson’s study of John Boorman’s Point Blank for the British Film Institute’s distinguished BFI Classics Series. A… Continue Reading: Eric G. Wilson “Point Blank” Film Screening & Book Talk

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Book talk with Prof. Jennifer Greiman: Melville’s Democracy

Associate Professor of English Jennifer Greiman will present a talk on her new book titled Melville’s Democracy: Radical Figuration and Political Form on Tuesday, April 4, at 5:00 pm in the ZSR Auditorium (room 404). You can access a description, reviews, excerpts, and purchasing options on the Stanford University Press… Continue Reading: Book talk with Prof. Jennifer Greiman: Melville’s Democracy

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Prof. Joanna Ruocco releases new novel: Artfully Yours

Professor Joanna Ruocco’s latest historical romance, Artfully Yours, will be available next week from Berkeley Books under the pen name Joanna Lowell. You can read an excerpt and find preordering options on the publisher’s website.  Bookmarks is hosting a book launch for Ruocco on Tuesday, February 21, at 6:30 pm.… Continue Reading: Prof. Joanna Ruocco releases new novel: Artfully Yours

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English Department Faculty Receive Spring 2023 Research and Travel Awards

The Wake Forest University English Department is pleased to announce that five English, Writing, and Creative Writing faculty have been awarded research and travel funds for the spring and summer of 2023. These faculty will conduct primary research, attend scholarly conferences, hold panels, and share their recent works.  Lucy Alford… Continue Reading: English Department Faculty Receive Spring 2023 Research and Travel Awards

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New book by Prof. Eric G. Wilson: “How to Be Weird”

Professor Eric G. Wilson recently released a new book titled How to Be Weird: An Off-Kilter Guide to Living a One-of-a-Kind Life. Published in November 2022 by Penguin Random House, How to Be Weird is a guidebook for beating the monotony of the everyday by purposefully cultivating the surprising joys that… Continue Reading: New book by Prof. Eric G. Wilson: “How to Be Weird”

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Welcome, Fall 2022 New Faculty!

Eric Bontempo, Visiting Assistant Professor, Literature Eric Bontempo is a PhD Candidate at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. His dissertation, Reverent Romanticism: Anthologizing Romantic Poetry in Victorian Devotional Literature, examines how Romantic texts are appropriated and remediated in Victorian devotional poetry anthologies to construct a shared, modern… Continue Reading: Welcome, Fall 2022 New Faculty!

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Prof. Meredith Farmer profiled by the Center for Energy, Environment & Sustainability

The Wake Forest University Center for Energy, Environment & Sustainability profiled Prof. Meredith Farmer on its website this month. The profile describes how her scholarship and teaching bridge the gap between the sciences and the humanities, “demonstrating how an interdisciplinary approach to environmental studies can strengthen both the liberal arts… Continue Reading: Prof. Meredith Farmer profiled by the Center for Energy, Environment & Sustainability

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Prof. Jessica Richard receives NEH grant for The Maria Edgeworth Letters Project

Jessica Richard, Associate Professor of English literature and Chair of the Department of English, has a received a $60,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities for The Maria Edgeworth Letters Project, a collaborative digital edition of the author’s letters shared by over 30 archives worldwide.  The Anglo-Irish author… Continue Reading: Prof. Jessica Richard receives NEH grant for The Maria Edgeworth Letters Project

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Remembering Emerita Patricia Johansson, English professor 1969-1998

Patricia Johansson, beloved Lecturer Emerita of English and Associate Dean of the College, passed away on April 7, 2022, at the age of 91. Professor Johansson joined the English faculty at Wake Forest in 1969 after receiving a BA from Winston-Salem State and a master’s degree from Wake Forest. She… Continue Reading: Remembering Emerita Patricia Johansson, English professor 1969-1998

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New collection of essays on Captain Ahab coedited by Professor Meredith Farmer

Assistant Teaching Professor Meredith Farmer has coedited a collection of essays on Melville’s Captain Ahab along with Jonathan D. S. Schroeder (Brandeis University). The collection is titled Ahab Unbound: Melville and the Materialist Turn and is published by University of Minnesota Press. About Ahab Unbound (From the Publisher): Herman Melville’s… Continue Reading: New collection of essays on Captain Ahab coedited by Professor Meredith Farmer

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