Great Expectations

A blog of the Department of English at BGSU:A place for faculty, students and alumni to connect.

Santa Fe Writers Project Award

Posted by bgsuenglish on January 27, 2016

Alison Balaskovits, MFA 2011, has won the Santa Fe Writers Project prize for her manuscript Magic for Unlucky Girls.  We’ll look forward to seeing the book in print next year.

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ArtsX this Saturday

Posted by bgsuenglish on December 3, 2015

BGSU’s annual celebration of the Arts, ArtsX, is happening this Saturday.  From 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., in the Wolfe Center for the Performing Arts and the Fine Arts Center, there will be musical performances, dance, theater, art exhibits, a ceramics sale, and a special appearance of Mr. Marvel’s Wondertorium, a circus extravaganza presented by BGSU alum Logan [Jacot] Marvel.  English will be participating, with Creative Writing, Mid-American Review, and Prairie Margins all having booths and activities.

http://www.bgsu.edu/arts-and-sciences/school-of-art/events/artsx.html

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Rhetoric & Writing Student Presents NSF Lecture

Posted by bgsuenglish on November 23, 2015

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Rhetoric & Writing PhD candidate Tina Arduini treated audience members Thursday, November 19th to  emerging findings from her dissertation project, “Tools of Play: Developing a Pedagogical Framework for gaming Literacy in the Multimodal Composition Classroom” as part of her Non-Service Fellowship (NSF) lecture.

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Rhetoric & Writing Graduate Lecture

Posted by bgsuenglish on November 18, 2015

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The Rhetoric & Writing program celebrated Jeffrey S. Moore’s successful graduate lecture Wednesday, November 17th. Jeffrey previewed his timely study, “Digital Literacy and Composing Practices of Second Language Students: A Student Perspective on Writing, Technology, and Privilege” to an engaged audience.

Congratulations to Jeffrey: ABD!

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John Waters at Bowling Green

Posted by bgsuenglish on November 9, 2015

BGSU had writer and director John Waters on campus last week.  After a spoken word show Thursday evening, Waters met with students from English, Art, and Theater and Film on Friday.   It was great to hear him talking writing and the writing life to our students.  An article about his visit was published by the Sentinel-Tribune.563d96b8d8444.image

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John Waters at Bowling Green State University!

Posted by bgsuenglish on October 26, 2015

John Waters, writer and director of movies such as “Hairspray,” “Pink Flamingo,” and others, will be coming to Bowling Green State University for a brief residency this fall. His one person show, “This Filthy World,” is free, but advanced tickets are required, since seating is limited. If you’re interested, the link below will take you to the University Box Office.

https://itkt.choicecrm.net/templates/BGSU/

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Rhetoric & Writing Graduate Lecture

Posted by bgsuenglish on October 20, 2015

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October 20, 2015

Rhetoric & Writing doctoral student and now Ph.D candidate Adam Sprague gave a successful graduate lecture of his planned dissertation project, “Analyzing The Feedback Preferences and Learning Styles Of Second Language Students In ESOL Writing Courses at Bowling Green State University.”

Congratulations, Adam!

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Rhetoric & Writing Student Presentation Series Begins

Posted by bgsuenglish on October 16, 2015

Rhetoric & Writing candidate Amy Wrobel Jamieson kicked off the program’s fall research presentation series with her lively talk,”What Students Want: (Re)Designing The Undergraduate Curriculum.” Amy plans to celebrate delivering her talk by running the Detroit Marathon this Sunday. Go Amy!

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Ohio Valley Shakespeare Conference

Posted by bgsuenglish on October 6, 2015

Shakespeare is coming to Bowling Green!  The Ohio Valley Shakespeare Conference begins on Thursday, October 8.  On site registration begins at noon at the Bowen Thompson Student Union, 316, and panels begin at 1 p.m.

A couple of key events:  Thursday evening Happy Hour from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.  Friday performance of Macbeth by the Rubber City Shakespeare Company at 7:30, Bowling Green Performing Arts Centre, 1079 Fairview Avenue.

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Ohio Valley Shakespeare Conference

Posted by bgsuenglish on September 30, 2015

The Ohio Valley Shakespeare Festival is coming to Bowling Green State University from October 8 – 10.  A special feature will be a performance of Macbeth on Friday, October 9th, at 7:30 pm.  The play will be performed by the Rubber City Shakespeare Company, and the performance will be held at the Performing Arts Center, Bowling Green Middle School.Screen Shot 2015-09-30 at 2.13.17 PM

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