MFA Spotlight: Broken English Readers Joshua Nguyen and Linda Masi

Come out to see poet Joshua Nguyen and fiction writer Linda Masi, along with poet Jessica Cougar, read as part of the MFA program’s Broken English series. We caught up with Nguyen and Masi to find out what inspires their writing, and you can catch their readings tonight at 9 p.m at Proud Larry’s!   … Continue reading MFA Spotlight: Broken English Readers Joshua Nguyen and Linda Masi

MFA Spotlight: Broken English Features Emerging Writers Tyriek White and Hallie Beard

Come out to see fiction writer Tyriek White and poet Hallie Beard read as part of the MFA program’s Broken English series. We caught up with White and Beard to find out what inspires their writing, and you can catch their readings tonight at 9 p.m at Proud Larry’s!   First of all, could you … Continue reading MFA Spotlight: Broken English Features Emerging Writers Tyriek White and Hallie Beard

Extra Curricular – Meet the Rebel Writers

The Rebel Writers is an informal creative writing group that meets outside of classes to offer critique and criticism to undergraduate students who are looking toward publishing their creative works. Members of the Rebel Writers represent students from various majors across campus, not just English majors! Weekly meetings trade off having members participate in activities … Continue reading Extra Curricular – Meet the Rebel Writers

Jesmyn Ward Returned to Oxford with “Sing, Unburied, Sing”

Jesmyn Ward introduced her new novel Sing, Unburied, Sing at Off Square Books last Monday on September 25th. She was joined in conversation with current John and Renee Grisham Visiting Writer in Residency, Catherine Lacey. The story of Sing, Unburied, Sing zooms in on at the heart of one struggling African American family and their … Continue reading Jesmyn Ward Returned to Oxford with “Sing, Unburied, Sing”

New Book Alert! Dr. Gussow’s Beyond the Crossroads

In his newest book Beyond the Crossroads: The Devil and the Blues Tradition, Dr. Adam Gussow explores the depths of the devil's presence in traditional blues music using a study conducted with over 125 recordings of songs and other pieces in the blues tradition. His book  will be released on October 2nd, courtesy of the … Continue reading New Book Alert! Dr. Gussow’s Beyond the Crossroads

Dr. Bhagat-Kennedy – September’s Professor of the Month

The English Department's September Professor of the Month is Dr. Monika Bhagat-Kennedy! Dr. Bhagat-Kennedy received her Bachelor's Degree in English and Political Science from Emory University, her Master's in South Asian Studies and English Language from the University of Michigan, and her doctorate in English from the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Bhagat-Kennedy is teaching courses … Continue reading Dr. Bhagat-Kennedy – September’s Professor of the Month