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

Archive for November, 2011

Poet Ann Townsend reads at Winter Wheat

Posted by bgsuenglish on November 18, 2011

Poet Ann Townsend is reading tonight as part of Mid-American Review‘s Winter Wheat Festival of Writing. Ann is the author of two collections of poetry: The Coronary Garden (2005) and Dime Store Erotics (1998), and Editor (with David Baker) of Radiant Lyre: Essays on Lyric Poetry (2008). She is also a founding member of VIDA: Women in Literary Arts, and serves on the Executive Committee of its Board of Directors. Ann is Dominic Consolo Professor of English and Director of Creative Writing at Denison University and lives on a small farm in Granville, Ohio.

The reading starts at 7:30 p.m. and is located in the Union Theater, which is in the southeast corner of the second floor of the Bowen-Thompson Student Union. Writes Ann, “Sex, death, wicked troubadour ladies, chainsaws, and more! If you’re in the neighborhood, come out and say hello.”


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Iraqi students to give presentation

Posted by bgsuenglish on November 8, 2011

Shahad Al Doori and Tamara Al-Sammarraie, who are currently studying at Bluffton University as part of the Iraqi Student Project, will be giving a presentation at the next International Studies Network meeting about their experiences living in Baghdad during the war and in Damascus, Syria, as refugees.

The presentation will take place on Wednesday, November 9 from 7-8 p.m. in the Business Administration building, Room 1010. For further information, please contact Kimberly Spallinger, ESOL Director ( / (419) 372-2746).

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Alumni and friends of the English Department

Posted by bgsuenglish on November 7, 2011

Please visit the following link to download a copy in .pdf format of the latest issue of English Matters, our departmental newsletter. We hope you will enjoy reading about the creative and scholarly accomplishments of both our faculty and our students and that you will send along your own updates that we can feature in a future edition of the newsletter. We really want to hear from you! English Matters 2011

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Shakespeare on screen

Posted by bgsuenglish on November 7, 2011


Dr. Stephannie Gearhart, Assistant Professor of Literature, was recently interviewed by the Toledo Free Press about Roland Emmerich’s new Shakespeare film Anonymous. You can read the story here.

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