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Archive for January, 2009

Spring Kick-Off

Posted by bgsuenglish on January 20, 2009

Please mark your calendars for our annual Spring Semester Kick-Off scheduled for Friday, January 23, beginning at 4:00 p.m. in the East Hall Library Lounge. This semester’s event is co-sponsored by Sigma Tau Delta, who will coordinate with several other English student organizations in getting faculty and students together to learn about upcoming events across programs.

Refreshments will be available, so we hope you will stop by to mingle and receive updates from our programs and organizations.

As always, this is a great way to begin the semester, and we hope to see you all there!


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“Weave Web 2.0 and the Writing Process with Feminist Pedagogy”

Posted by bgsuenglish on January 20, 2009

Rhetoric and Writing doctoral candidate Ruijie Zhao will be giving her graduate lecture on “Weave Web 2.0 and the Writing Process with Feminist Pedagogy” Wednesday, January 28, 11:45 a.m.-1:00 p.m in the Library Lounge (219 East Hall).

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“The Medieval Remainder” Kicks Off Spring Colloquia Series

Posted by bgsuenglish on January 13, 2009

Dr. Erin Labbie, Professor of Literature, will address the subject of “The Medieval Remainder” at this Spring Colloquia Series event, to be held Wednesday, January 21, from 11:00 am-12:30 pm in East Hall 206.

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Creative Writing News

Posted by bgsuenglish on January 5, 2009

leonard-reads3A couple of New Year updates from the Creative Writing program.

The Creative Writing Program is seeking a poet as the College of Arts & Sciences Distinguished Visiting Writer for Spring 2010. Click here to obtain a detailed position description. Fiction writer Robert Olmstead is currently serving as the Arts and Sciences Distinguished Visiting Writer. Spring 2009 semester, Robert will be in residence and teaching fiction workshops.

We’re all especially proud of Kate Lane (MFA 2008). Her thesis, a collection of stories, Spectacle of the Missing, has been selected as recipient of BGSU’s Distinguished Thesis Award for 2008. Congratulations, Kate! Congratulations also go to James Longley, ’07-’08 winner of the Louise Cooper Award for Best BFA Thesis in Progress. James will receive a $150 book award for his submission of poems, “Box Kite Summer,” “A picture of Life on Mt. Olympus,” and “After Your 2 a.m. Call from the Delta Gate.”

You can also see photos of the December BFA reading series (Jennifer Leonard reads at left) by visiting the program’s website here.

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