The annual newsletter from the Chair of English at Bowling Green State, Write from the Chair, is now available online.
Posted by bgsuenglish on June 22, 2016
Posted by bgsuenglish on June 1, 2016
Two faculty members from the English Department will be offering sessions at the inaugural Alumni Summer College at Bowling Green State University. Dr. Khani Begum will head up a session entitled “‘My Name Is Khan’ — Bollywood’s Response to the War on Terror.” And Dr. Lawrence Coates will give a presentation entitled “Brainstorming the Novel.”
Posted by bgsuenglish on May 19, 2016
Congratulations to Lynn Campbell on being named Senior Lecturer Emerita after her retirement this spring.
Posted by bgsuenglish on April 19, 2016
Lawrence Coates, Chair of English, received the 2016 Olscamp Research Award. Given annually by the Office of Sponsored Programs and Research to a faculty member for outstanding scholarly or creative accomplishments during the previous three years, the award includes a $2,000 cash prize and a reserved parking spot for a year.
The last three years have been especially prolific for him. He has published two novels and a novella and a number of short stories in literary journals.
In 2013, his novel “The Garden of the World” won the Nancy Dasher Award in Creative Writing from the College English Association of Ohio. His novella “Camp Olvido” won the 2015 Miami University Press Novella Prize and was chosen as one of the top three novellas of the year. And his short story “Bats,” a departure from his California-based work, won the prestigious 2013 Barthelme Prize for Short Prose, given by Gulf Coast literary journal.
His latest novel, also published in 2015, is “The Goodbye House,” published by University of Nevada Press, chronicling the displacement and dismay of a San José family set adrift when their prosperous life is shattered by the dot-com bust and 9/11.
“Camp Olvido” concerns people for whom prosperity has never come. As migrant farmworkers in a Central Valley workers’ camp, they are at the mercy of their employers when a child becomes deathly ill.
Posted by bgsuenglish on April 13, 2016
We’re very proud of BGSU alumna Misha Rai (MFA 2012) receive a prestigious Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship from Princeton University. Misha is also the first creative writer to ever receive a Wilson Fellowship. She’ll use the fellowship to continue work on her novel in progress.
Posted by bgsuenglish on April 4, 2016
Posted by bgsuenglish on March 7, 2016
Charles Crow has kept busy since retiring from BGSU’s English Department. He co-edited the Handbook of the Southern Gothic, forthcoming from Palgrave this fall, with a very spooky and fitting cover.
Posted by bgsuenglish on March 1, 2016
Anna Rose Welch, MFA in Poetry, has won the 2016 Alice James Award in Poetry. Her manuscript, Noah’s Woods, will be published by Alice James Press in April, 2018.
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.
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.