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Archive for January, 2011

Creative Writing program welcomes Josh Weil, College of Arts & Sciences Distinguished Visiting Writer

Posted by bgsuenglish on January 18, 2011

The Creative Writing program will host a reception for Josh Weil, College of Arts & Sciences Distinguished Visiting Writer, this Thursday (January 20) in the McMaster Room, (308), Bowen-Thompson Student Union. The reception starts at 6:00 p.m. and refreshments will be provided. At 7:30 p.m., Weil will read selections from his work at Prout Chapel.

Josh Weil was born in the Blue Ridge Mountains of rural Virginia to which he returned to write the novellas in The New Valley (Grove, 2009). A New York Times Editors Choice selection, The New Valley won the Sue Kaufman Prize for First Fiction from The American Academy of Arts and Letters; the New Writers Award from the GLCA; and a “5 Under 35” Award from the National Book Foundation. Weil’s short fiction has been published or is forthcoming in Granta, American Short Fiction, Narrative, and Glimmer Train, among other journals; he has written non-fiction for The New York Times, Granta Online, Oxford American and Poets & Writers. Since earning his MFA from Columbia University, he has received a Fulbright grant, a Tickner Fellowship from Gilman School, a Writer’s Center Emerging Writer Fellowship, the Dana Award in Portfolio, and fellowships from the Bread Loaf and Sewanee Writers’ Conferences.

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Rhetoric & Writing Alum Dr. Jeremy Schnieder Receives Award

Posted by bgsuenglish on January 16, 2011

Dr. Jeremy Schnieder, 2010 Rhetoric & Writing Program alum, has been named this year’s recipient of the  International Award for Excellence by the International Journal of Sport & Society for his essay, “And the Crowd Go Wild:  Fan Participation as Epideictic Rhetoric.”

Congratulations Jeremy!

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Coley Defends Dissertation

Posted by bgsuenglish on January 10, 2011

Rhetoric & Writing student Toby Coley successfully defended his dissertation, Digital Media Ethics in the Writing Classroom, December 2nd, 2010.

Committee:  Kristine L. Blair (Chair), Howard Casey Cromwell (Graduate Faculty Representative), Lee Nickoson, and Bruce Edwards.

Congratulations Dr. Coley!

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