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Recent announcements by, for, and about the people of the English Department.
This book makes it abundantly clear what a wide range of lively, engaging and engaged souls live in the land between the Missouri and Mississippi rivers. The voices linger in my spirit like a big choir and all the notes, the harmonies and the dissonance together say more about my home state than any other single volume I have seen. --Greg Brown, Iowa singer-songwriter and two-time Grammy nominee
Amy Slagell Co-Edits Collection of Speeches and Writings of One of America's Most Important Social Reformers
"This collection is perfect, offering the best of Willard without overwhelming the reader. The documents chosen illustrate Willard's uncanny political sense and ability to turn a phrase, as well as her personal trajectory through the halls of temperance into the wide arena of national and inter-national reforms." --Mari Jo Buhle, William R. Kenan, Jr. University Professor of American civilization and history, Brown University
University of Missouri-Columbia has invited poet, Raza Ali Hasan, to read from his work as part of their 2007-2008 CLA Reading Series on November 29, 2007.
Assistant Professor Geoffrey Sauer is the feature interview of the current issue of the International Journal for Technical Communication.
Southern Illinois University Publishes an Updated Edition of Neal Bowers’ Words for the Taking: The Hunt for a Plagiarist
Dr. Amy Slagell is one of six LAS professors who have been selected as 2007-2008 LAS Master Teachers for their work in developing innovative ways to teach large lecture courses. Dr. Slagell serves as the Director of the Fundamentals of Public Speaking Program, where she works closely with the English Department graduate students who are teaching assistants for SpCm 212, the department's basic public speaking course. Dr. Slagell is also the Professor in Charge of the speech communication program.
The Faulkner Society has awarded Emily Plum Guclu the 2008 Marble Faun Prize for her poem, "Her Mexico Blues." The honor includes an invitation to attend the Words & Music Festival In New Orleans on November 14 - 18, 2007.
Professors Goodwin and Hegelhemer co-author award winning articles.
On November 8th, Geoffrey Sauer, Rebecca E. Burnett and Quinn Warnick offered a presentation to interested English students, faculty and instructors about how to use the new English Department Course Website system. The streaming video is now online from the Studio for New Media website.
Christiana Langenberg's Pushcart prize-nominated short story "In-Coming" now appears in the literary journal Storyglossia.
ISU Distinguished Professor Mary Swander is one of three authors honored by the Des Moines Public Library Foundation.
Professors Hegelheimer and Mielke were honored for their stellar teaching accomplishments at the 2006 Liberal Arts and Sciences College Convocation on September 6.
The new issue of the multi-modal literary journal, Drunken Boat (#8) features Christiana's winning story "Maura Takes The Multiple Choice Test of Her Life So Far"
A student essay written for a First Year Composition II class at Iowa State University was recently published in the August 8, 2006, edition of Newsweek magazine.
The Sunday, July 30, issue of the New York Times Book Review features a review of Debra Marquart's recent memoir/biomythography, The Horizontal World: Growing up Wild in the Middle of Nowhere.
Many graduates of our Ph.D. program in Rhetoric and Professional Communication have been recognized by CCCC.
Michigan State University professor recognized for accomplishments in literary history and criticism.
A new audio and video "podcast" streams lectures by English Department faculty to listeners and viewers across the state and around the world.