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Hastings (M.A. ’07, Ph.D. ’17) accepts a position at Rowan College

Sarah Hastings (M.A. ’07, Ph.D. ’17) has accepted a tenure-track position in the Department of English at Rowan College at Gloucester County in Sewell, NJ. Sarah defended her dissertation, “‘Women Are Words’: Marriage, Language, and the Production of ‘Woman’ in Eighteenth-Century British Women’s Fiction” (directed by Professor Nicole Aljoe), on December 1, 2017.  

Published On: May 1, 2018 | Tags: ,
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Dwyer accepts position at Austin Community College

Doctoral candidate Dania Dwyer has accepted a position as Assistant Professor of English at Austin Community College in Austin, TX. She will be teaching literature and composition courses. Dania plans to defend her dissertation, “Writing Genre, Writing Resistance: Uptake, Action, and the Making of Resistance in Anglophone Caribbean Poetry” (directed by Professor Mya Poe), this…
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Published On: April 30, 2018 | Tags: ,
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Second annual Women of Color in the Academy Conference was a big success

The 2nd annual Women of Color in the Academy Conference took place at Northeastern University on Friday. Learn more about the conference conceived of and planned by NU English Professor Nicole Aljoe and Bouvé Graduate School of Health Science Professor Barbara Guthrie, with support from the NU ADVANCE team. The conference was a great success. “The conference…
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Polcha awarded ACLS Dissertation Completion Fellowship

Doctoral candidate Elizabeth Polcha has been awarded a prestigious Mellon/ACLS Dissertation Completion Fellowship for the 2018-19 academic year. She has also been named a Research Associate at the McNeil Center for Early American Studies at the University of Pennsylvania for the coming year. Liz is writing a dissertation titled “Redacting Desire: The Sexual Politics of…
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Published On: April 25, 2018 | Tags: ,
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Smith accepts a position at University of Virginia

Kevin G. Smith has accepted a position as Assistant Professor in the Department of English at University of Virginia in Charlottesville, VA. Kevin’s specializations are Academic and Professional Writing. He’ll be teaching first-year writing and advanced courses in Digital Writing and Rhetoric. Kevin successfully defended his dissertation, “(Re)Making/(Re)Marking: Genre and Markup in the Writing Classroom”…
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Professor Aljoe receives Course-Community Collaboration Award

Professor Nicole Aljoe and Amanda Tompkins received a 2017-2018 Course-Community Collaboration Award from the Service-Learning Program. Professor Aljoe was nominated by Jennifer Javier (J.J.) at 826 Boston. Amanda was nominated by Professor Aljoe for her work as Service-Learning Teaching Assistant for the Spring 2018 course, ENGL 2690 Boston in Literature. Congratulations!

Published On: April 23, 2018 | Tags: ,
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Fitzgerald accepts a position at Regis College

Doctoral candidate Jonathan Fitzgerald has accepted a position of Assistant Professor of Humanities at Regis College in Weston, MA. In Fall 2018, he’ll be teaching writing courses as well as courses in ethics and religious studies. Jonathan is currently completing his dissertation, “Setting the Record Straight: Women Literary Journalists Writing Against the Mainstream” (co-directed by…
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Polcha receives 2018 Outstanding Graduate Student Award for Teaching

Doctoral candidate Elizabeth Polcha has been awarded the 2018 Outstanding Graduate Student Award for Teaching. She will receive the university-wide award at the annual Academic Honors Convocation on April 23, 2018.

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Professor Davis receives a Guggenheim Fellowship

Professor Theo Davis has been awarded a prestigious Guggenheim Fellowship. She’ll use the fellowship to work on a new book project titled Sensations of Freedom: Somatics and Personal Development in American Literature. “In teaching I always have to think about the literature anew in relation to what each group of students has to say about it, and…
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Published On: April 18, 2018 | Tags: ,,
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Professor Dillon receives 2016 Richard Beale Davis Prize

Professor Elizabeth Maddock Dillon was awarded the 2016 Richard Beale Davis Prize for her essay, “Atlantic Aesthesis: Books and Sensus Communis in the New World.”  The Richard Beale Davis Prize honors the best article published in Early American Literature in a publishing year. Read the prize announcement at https://muse.jhu.edu/article/687223. 

Published On: April 12, 2018 | Tags: ,
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