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Dr. David Greven publishes new book on American Romanticism and its precursor texts

"All the Devils Are Here" views literary influence as the enactment of narcissism and melancholic identification

Dr. Qiana Whitted publishes new collection on race and comics

"Desegregating Comics" unearths the hidden history of Black contributions to the comics industry

Dr. Ed Gieskes publishes new book on genre in early modern theatre

In an exciting new book from the Edinburg University Press, the English department's Professor Ed Gieskes provides a fresh way to understand the mutability of genre in early modern theater.

Dr. Dianne Johnson-Feelings' two recent picture books honored

"Indigo Dreaming" and "H is for Harlem" garner prestigious awards!

Drs. Seulghee Lee and Federica Schoeman win Department Teacher of the Year Award

Professors honored for their pedagogical rigor, passion, and commitment to students in 2022!

David Shields publishes new collaboration on heritage foods in the US

"The Ark of Taste" lushly illustrates the movement to preserve our food's diversity

Pat Gerhke collaborates with Megan Foley on new textbook

"Contemporary Public Speaking" transforms speech pedagogy for a diverse and digital world

David Greven publishes landmark study of Merchant-Ivory's "Maurice"

Book explores "how a stunning novel of gay love became a classic of queer film"

Chelsea Hawthorne-Rogers lands tenure-track job!

English PhD student to start as Assistant Professor at Charleston Southern U in the Fall 2023

Eli Jelly-Schapiro publishes new book on world literature and critical theory

Moments of Capital explores the conflicted unity of global theory and culture

Claire Jiménez's What Happened to Ruthy Ramirez published to crucial acclaim

New novel explores the reverberations of a thirteen-year-old Latina's disappearance

English MFA Alum is Columbia's New Poet Laureate

Jennifer Bartell Boykin, MFA 2014, takes up the charge to "encourage appreciation and dissemination of poetry in Columbia"

Holly Crocker's Matter of Virtue Wins 2023 Singerman Prize

A "timely intervention ... that helps us rethink the gendered ecologies of ethics and virtue

Cola Literary Review Vol. 1 Now Out!

Editors Samantha Liming and Briley Jones relaunch MFA journal

Michael Gavin publishes Literary Mathematics

Book explores the methods and value of quantitative analysis

David Greven publishes volume on Ryan Murphy

Co-edited book collects essays on Murphy's Queer America

Leon Jackson and Hannah Rule Win Teaching Awards

The Department of English continues to honor its outstanding faculty as Teachers of the Year!

English welcomes four new tenured & tenure-track faculty in Fall 2022!

Claire Jimenez, April Langley, Joy Peltier, and Tharini Viswanath

Dr. Dianne Johnson-Feelings (aka, Dinah Johnson) publishes H is for Harlem

An illustrated alphabet book for young readers

Evren Özselçuk publishes new book on cultural texts from Turkey

Professor's work explores depictions of Turkey's provinces and of Turkey as a province

English Department grad students win College and University awards

Parker Stoker, Chelsea Hawthorne, and Jenna Marco have been recognized for their intellectual accomplishments and contributions to their fields.

Whitted wins university's top research award

Dr. Qiana Whitted has won the University of South Carolina's 2022 Russell Research Award for the Humanities and Social Sciences

Countryman wins prestigious CAS award

Professor recognized with a McCausland Faculty Fellowship

Ed Madden doubly recognized!!

Professor wins SC Governor's and Breakthrough Leadership in Research Awards

Nikky Finney wins Mercer University's Thomas Robinson Prize

Renowned poet, professor, and author has been awarded a prestigious prize for Southern Literature


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