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Recent announcements by, for, and about the people of the English Department.
The Alex Awards are given to ten books written for adults that have special appeal to young adults, ages 12 through 18.
"I spent my eighth grade year in my room—surrounded by posters of Michael Jordan, Scottie Pippen, Gary Payton, and Alonzo Mourning, as well as a painting I’d done in art class of a Nike-outfitted snowman. I listened to Evil Empire on repeat. When the batteries ran out in the middle of 'Tire Me,' I replaced them. When it was dinnertime I left 'Revolver' and the black and white circles spinning on pause. When Gaar asked me if I wanted to go outside and play war, it was over 'Vietnow' that I answered, 'No'." --Logan Adams, "Albums of Our Lives: Rage Against the Machine's Evil Empire"
"Warsaw isn’t as I remember it. The sky should be cement-grey, but today it’s as beautiful as a Florida spring afternoon. A slight breeze swirls wisps of clouds in the sky-blue sky." --Chris Wiewiora, "Witamy Spodwrotem/Welcome Back"
Geetha Iyer's story, "The Glass World-Builder," was awarded the 2012 Gulf Coast Prize in Fiction and was published in Gulf Coast.
The North American Review is the nation's oldest literary journal in the country.
The Monday, January 14, issue of The Chronicle of Higher Education includes an article by columnist William Pannapacker on Kathie Gossett’s research on her open-source project, D3: Digital Dissertation Depository, and it’s importance for a 21st academy.
In November, Sean Grass gave an invited lecture on Charles Dickens as part of the New York Public Library's ongoing celebration of the bicentennial of the famous author's birth.
Flyway Benefit Auction 2012, Sunday, November 11, 6-9 pm at the M-Shop in the Memorial Union
The Voice of Victims: Positive Response to a Natural Disaster Crisis
Nate Pillman's short story, "Kyle's Place," has been selected for The Puritan Magazine's Thomas Morton Memorial Prize in Literary Excellence.
Charlie Kostelnick received the Alfred N. Goldsmith Award for Outstanding Achievement in Engineering Communication from the IEEE Professional Communication Society on October 9.
Tina Coffelt and co-author Jon Hess publish Verbal Communication about Sex in Marriage: Patterns of Language Use and Its Connection with Relational Outcomes in The Journal of Sex Research
The English Department will be closed Dec. 24 - Jan. 1 for the holiday break.
Sean Grass has published "Commodity and Identity in Great Expectations" in the Fall 2012 issue of Victorian Literature and Culture.
Tigue's flash piece was selected for honors by distinguished judge, Michael Martone.
Interviewed for the University of Iowa Press' Blog, Sivils sheds light on Paul Errington, on the Value of Iowa Marshes, and on His Own Eclectic Background
Gulf Coast: A Journal of Literature and Fine Art has announced the results of its 2012 Fiction and Nonfiction Awards. Two ISU writers have received honors.
Barbara Blakely and Susan Pagnac publish article about campus place-based curriculum in ISUComm Foundation Course English 150.