Andrea Flinn, PhD student in the Applied Linguistics and Technology program, was recently awarded a Critical Language Scholarship to study Arabic in Meknes, Morocco. Because world events will prevent international travel this summer, she will instead be studying stateside at Middlebury College, where she’s earning her Master’s in Teaching Arabic to Speakers of Other Languages. … Continue reading Andrea Flinn was recently awarded a Critical Language Scholarship
Roz Hirch won the 2020 Departmental Research Grant Award Winner with her project: “What are Students Thinking?: Development of a Diagnostic English Grammar Test for Use in an ESL Classroom” Project Description: At a time when everyone seems to be developing speaking and writing tests, what place is there for a grammar test? While considerable attention … Continue reading Roz Hirch — 2020 Departmental Research Grant Award Winner
Unfortunately this has been cancelled due to the COVID-19 partial shutdown Beate Schmittmann, dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, selected Novotny Lawrence, associate professor in the Greenlee School of Journalism and the Department of English, to deliver the spring 2020 LAS Dean’s Lecture. Lawrence, who studies African American research in film and … Continue reading Cancelled–Novotny Lawrence selected to deliver LAS Dean’s Lecture
March 26, 2020, 8:00pm | Great Hall, Memorial Union
Dr. Jim Ranalli, assistant professor in the Department of English, is helping ISU students and faculty make the most of Grammarly, the online writing enhancement tool. Iowa State began a one-year pilot of Grammarly in January 2020. All students and faculty can create a premium Grammarly account by following the instructions at MyCanvas Teacher or MyCanvas Student. The $57,000 … Continue reading Grammarly Pilot Program
Dr. Joe Geluso was awarded the inaugural English Department Graduate Student Leadership award, which recognizes graduate students who have taken on leadership roles in the program, department, college, university, and/or profession, and who have actively encouraged, advised, and mentored other students as they entered leadership roles. Congrats, Joe!
Christiana Langenberg won the 2019 Barry Lopez Nonfiction Award for her essay “Solve for Ex.” (a nonlinear essay about atypical grief). The news is now official on the Cutthroat, A Journal of the Arts website. http://www.cutthroatmag.com/winners.html.
Matthew Wynn Sivils had a new book published in December. His work on the edition involved re-discovering this influential work by an early American woman writer whose fiction had an impact on such other notable figures as Emily Dickinson. He is a Liberal Arts and Sciences Dean’s Professor at Iowa State University, where he teaches … Continue reading New book edited by Matthew Wynn Sivils
The Department of English will be following the plan listed below during winter break. December 23rd, Open 7:30-4PM December 24th-January 1st, Closed. The main number will be monitored for messages by Admin. Specialist Taylor Petersen; see below re: Dec. 26 January 2nd-10th, Open 7:30-4PM Points of contact will be Department Chair (Volker Hegelheimer) and Associate … Continue reading Department of English Winter Break Hours
December 23-January 2, 2019, 7:30-7:30am | Ross Hall & Curtiss Hall