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Congratulations Spring 2022 Graduate & Undergraduate Award Winners!

Critical Literary Analysis Writing Award Awarded to an undergraduate or a graduate student for a single piece of critical exposition originally written for an English course at Iowa State University Daphne Brewer  Cross-Disciplinary Linguistics Scholarship Awarded annually to one student majoring in linguistics for exceptional academic performance Adam Haut EnglQueer Outreach Award An annual award for raising awareness … Continue reading Congratulations Spring 2022 Graduate & Undergraduate Award Winners!

Taylor Brorby, a 2018 alum of the MFA Program in CWE, has just published his memoir.

Taylor Brorby, a 2018 alum of the MFA Program in CWE, has just published his memoir, Boys and Oil: Growing Up Gay in a Fractured Land.  It just received a rave review in  The New York Times. You can also read his interview in with Black Earth Institute here — https://blackearthinstitute.org/growing-up-gay-in-a-fractured-land-an-interview-with-taylor-brorby/ . Taylor, an assistant professor … Continue reading Taylor Brorby, a 2018 alum of the MFA Program in CWE, has just published his memoir.

Allison Durazzi and Carrie Ann Johnson received the Teaching Excellence Award from the Graduate and Professional Student Senate.

This award focuses on graduate students who go above and beyond their required teaching expectations. By teaching extra courses, getting excellent marks in evaluations, or by creating and leading their own courses, this award is given to multiple students each year. Recipients receive a certificate and a financial award. Congratulations on the recognition of your outstanding … Continue reading Allison Durazzi and Carrie Ann Johnson received the Teaching Excellence Award from the Graduate and Professional Student Senate.

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Jo Mackiewicz publishes Welding Technical Communication: Teaching and Learning Embodied Knowledge

Jo Mackiewicz, Associate Chair for Faculty Development in the Department of English at Iowa State University, recently published a book, Welding Technical Communication: Teaching and Learning Embodied Knowledge. Mackiewicz notes, “I’m graduating with my diploma in welding, a degree I started in 2018 and finished by taking night classes at DMACC Ankeny. My welding degree … Continue reading Jo Mackiewicz publishes Welding Technical Communication: Teaching and Learning Embodied Knowledge

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Dr. Linda Shenk received a grant from the Center for Global and Regional Environmental Research

Dr. Linda Shenk received a grant from the Center for Global and Regional Environmental Research for  her project “Co-producing Climate Storylines with Women Landowners in Iowa.” Led by Dr. Shenk, this project creates and tests a storytelling-based framework that allows researchers, community partners, and  women landowners in Iowa (some of agriculture’s potentially influential, yet silenced, … Continue reading Dr. Linda Shenk received a grant from the Center for Global and Regional Environmental Research

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Congratulations, Iowa State University 25 Year Club Members!

The 25 Year Club honors loyal Iowa State University faculty and staff for their continuous service of 25, 35, 45 or 50 years. This year Christiana Langenberg (35 years), Donna Niday (25 years), and Deanna Stumbo (35 years) were recognized for their contributions to the Department of English.  Looking back on their time with Iowa … Continue reading Congratulations, Iowa State University 25 Year Club Members!

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Lydia Lee will be a Visiting Student at the University of Oxford at Lady Margaret Hall (one of Oxford’s 45 colleges).

She applied to study at the University of Oxford through Arcadia University, one of Iowa State’s affiliated study abroad institutions. Arcadia sent her application directly to the Visiting Student department at Lady Margaret Hall, which is the specific college she decided to apply to. The application process involved submitting about 25 pages of written academic … Continue reading Lydia Lee will be a Visiting Student at the University of Oxford at Lady Margaret Hall (one of Oxford’s 45 colleges).

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Zoe Fay-Stindt, MFA writer, has been awarded the Gwendolyn Brooks Poetry Prize for her chapbook, Bird Body.

 Cordella Press will publish Bird Body in August 2022. From Cordelia Press Bird Body wrestles with the gray space of girlhood: learning how to have a body, how to weather sexual evolution and trespass, and how to become, inspite, despite. Through a surrealist lens, the speaker moves through the lessons violence has taught them, wrangling … Continue reading Zoe Fay-Stindt, MFA writer, has been awarded the Gwendolyn Brooks Poetry Prize for her chapbook, Bird Body.