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Kelsey Harrelson and Bri Carney awarded 2018-19 D.A. Brown Award for Excellence in Writing

Each semester, English faculty submit the best essays from their core (100-level) and upper-division (300-level) literature courses, and a faculty panel awards the writers of the top essay in each category the D.A. Brown Award for Excellence in Writing. The 2018-2019 recipients of the D.A. Brown Award for Excellence in… Continue Reading: Kelsey Harrelson and Bri Carney awarded 2018-19 D.A. Brown Award for Excellence in Writing

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Spring 2019 English Department Newsletter

The Spring 2019 edition of the newsletter is now online! You can view the PDF here or visit the Newsletters section of this website to view it along with past newsletters. This edition summarizes department news and events from the 2018-19 academic year, with a look forward to fall 2019… Continue Reading: Spring 2019 English Department Newsletter

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Meet English Major Megan Gast ’20

Hometown: Naples, Florida Majors: English and Psychology double major Highlights of my time at Wake: It is hard to choose a single highlight because my three years here at Wake have been amazing! One highlight has been making such great friends. I know the relationships I’ve made here will last… Continue Reading: Meet English Major Megan Gast ’20

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English Department 2018-19 Student Awards

Majors, minors, and graduate students in the English department were recognized at the annual awards reception on April 24, 2019 in the Magnolia Room.   ENGLISH DEPARTMENT AWARD RECIPIENTS 2018-2019   Robert N. Shorter Medieval Prize: Andrew Murphy Robert N. Shorter was the principal medievalist in the English department for 41 years. Professor… Continue Reading: English Department 2018-19 Student Awards

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Sigma Tau Delta seniors select books to add to Ammons Lounge

The graduating seniors of Wake Forest University’s Sigma Omega Chapter of Sigma Tau Delta, the international English honors society, will leave their mark in Tribble Hall in the form of a book. Last spring, the honors organization established a shelf in Ammons Lounge where graduating classes of Sigma Tau Delta… Continue Reading: Sigma Tau Delta seniors select books to add to Ammons Lounge

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English Majors Give Senior Orations at 2019 Founders’ Day Convocation

              English Majors Sophie Hollis (’19) and Bri Carney (’19) both gave senior orations at Founders’ Day Convocation on February 21, 2019. Since 2010, three seniors have presented their senior orations reflecting on their four years at Wake Forest. Every year, faculty members nominate outstanding seniors… Continue Reading: English Majors Give Senior Orations at 2019 Founders’ Day Convocation

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English majors and minors speak in 2019 Senior Colloquium

English majors Savannah Baber, Briana Carney, and Sophie Hollis, English minor Alec Jessar, and Journalism minor David Ajamy presented orations at the 2019 Senior Colloquium held on Tuesday, February 5, in Benson University Center.  Here are the titles of their talks:  Savannah Baber: “To Fly: The Purpose of Education” Bri… Continue Reading: English majors and minors speak in 2019 Senior Colloquium

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Professor Kairoff’s students publish guide to women writers in ZSR’s Special Collections

Literature professor Claudia Kairoff, Special Collections librarian Megan Mulder, and the students of Dr. Kairoff’s fall 2017 English 330 seminar have published a guide to 17th- and 18th-century women writers in Special Collections, titled Writing Women of the Long 18th Century.    You can order a copy of the book… Continue Reading: Professor Kairoff’s students publish guide to women writers in ZSR’s Special Collections

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Meet English Major Courtney Geiger

Hometown: Lexington, South Carolina Major/Minors: English (major) and Studio Art and Film Studies (minors)  Highlights of your time at Wake During my time at Wake, I’ve mostly been involved in filmmaking. I’ve been co-president of Wake Studios for two years which has allowed me to work on a number of… Continue Reading: Meet English Major Courtney Geiger

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Nine students honored with induction into Sigma Tau Delta

This fall, nine students were inducted into Wake Forest University’s Sigma Omega chapter of Sigma Tau Delta, the international English honors society. Students honored with Sigma Tau Delta induction are junior or senior English or Writing majors/minors who are in the top 35 percent of their graduating class. English department… Continue Reading: Nine students honored with induction into Sigma Tau Delta

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