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Professor Rebecca Walton is the recipient of two 2023 CCCCs awards in the categories of Best Article on Philosophy or Theory of Technical Scientific Communication with co-author Cana Uluak Itchuaqiyaq and Best Original Collection of Essays in Technical or
Rebecca Walton Receives Two CCCC Awards

Rebecca Walton Receives Two CCCC Awards

Professor Rebecca Walton is the recipient of two 2023 CCCCs awards in the categories of Best Article on Philosophy or Theory of Technical Scientific Communication with co-author Cana Uluak Itchuaqiyaq and Best Original Collection of Essays in Technical or...

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Members of the USU English Department faculty have found unique opportunities to include podcasting as a part of their course curriculum.
Podcasts in the Classroom

Podcasts in the Classroom

Members of the USU English Department faculty have found unique opportunities to include podcasting as a part of their course curriculum.

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Join the English Club for Story Time, Wednesday, January 25th starting at 4:30pm in Ray B West room 114 on USU's main campus.
The English Club Presents Story Time with the English Club

The English Club Presents Story Time with the English Club

Join the English Club for Story Time, Wednesday, January 25th starting at 4:30pm in Ray B West room 114 on USU's main campus.

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The English Department hosts a variety of opportunities for CHaSS students to connect with each other and faculty advisors. Student-led clubs are a fun opportunity to get involved, grow, and build community here at USU.
Get Involved with English Department Clubs

Get Involved with English Department Clubs

The English Department hosts a variety of opportunities for CHaSS students to connect with each other and faculty advisors. Student-led clubs are a fun opportunity to get involved, grow, and build community here at USU.

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English Department Lecturer Matt Whitaker has been appointed Associate Director of the Writing Center.
Matthew Whitaker Appointed Associate Director of the Writing Center

Matthew Whitaker Appointed Associate Director of the Writing Center

English Department Lecturer Matt Whitaker has been appointed Associate Director of the Writing Center.

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USU’s annual Fall Student Research Symposium, which was held on Thursday, December 8, 2022, featured several students from the English Department.
English Students Participate in Fall Student Research Symposium

English Students Participate in Fall Student Research Symposium

USU’s annual Fall Student Research Symposium, which was held on Thursday, December 8, 2022, featured several students from the English Department.

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USU Folklore had a strong presence at the annual Folklore Society of Utah Conference, which took place at Westminster College the weekend of November 18-19, 2022
USU Faculty and Students at Folklore Society of Utah Conference

USU Faculty and Students at Folklore Society of Utah Conference

USU Folklore had a strong presence at the annual Folklore Society of Utah Conference, which took place at Westminster College the weekend of November 18-19, 2022

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Associate Professor Lisa Gabbert’s 6710 Folklore and Landscape class visited the site of the Bear River Massacre on Wednesday, October 19.
Folklore and Landscape Class Visit

Folklore and Landscape Class Visit

Associate Professor Lisa Gabbert’s 6710 Folklore and Landscape class visited the site of the Bear River Massacre on Wednesday, October 19.

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Professor Jeannie Banks Thomas has edited and published Creole Soul: Zydeco Lives.
Jeannie Banks Thomas Publishes New Book

Jeannie Banks Thomas Publishes New Book

Professor Jeannie Banks Thomas has edited and published Creole Soul: Zydeco Lives.

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Professor Michael Sowder, who is a lifelong yoga and meditation teacher, has had several poems accepted for publication by Muse India, an Indian literary magazine.
Michael Sowder Publishes Poems in Muse India

Michael Sowder Publishes Poems in Muse India

Professor Michael Sowder, who is a lifelong yoga and meditation teacher, has had several poems accepted for publication by Muse India, an Indian literary magazine.

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Senior Lecturer Russ Beck has recently published his essay, “On Fly Boxes, Perfect Streams & Dying Fathers,” in Fly Culture: A Fly Fishing Quarterly.
Russ Beck Publishes in Fly Culture

Russ Beck Publishes in Fly Culture

Senior Lecturer Russ Beck has recently published his essay, “On Fly Boxes, Perfect Streams & Dying Fathers,” in Fly Culture: A Fly Fishing Quarterly.

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Join the Departments of World Languages and English for poetry readings in Spanish by USU students and special guests from Artes de México en Utah.
Recital en el Recinto Poesía hispana en USU Saturday November 19th

Recital en el Recinto Poesía hispana en USU Saturday November 19th

Join the Departments of World Languages and English for poetry readings in Spanish by USU students and special guests from Artes de México en Utah.

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Joyce Kinkead, whose recent book A Writing Studies Primer (Broadview, 2022) begins with the first writing systems in Sumer in 3200 BCE, was featured on The Conversation as well as on Chicago NPR Nerdette podcast talking about the long history of writer’s
5000 Years of Writer’s Block Featured on The Conversation and Nerdette Podcasts

5000 Years of Writer’s Block Featured on The Conversation and Nerdette Podcasts

Joyce Kinkead, whose recent book A Writing Studies Primer (Broadview, 2022) begins with the first writing systems in Sumer in 3200 BCE, was featured on The Conversation as well as on Chicago NPR Nerdette podcast talking about the long history of writer’s ...

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In honor of the National First-generation College Celebration day on November 8th, English Department faculty have shared some of their personal experiences working with and being first-generation college students.
National First-generation College Celebration Day

National First-generation College Celebration Day

In honor of the National First-generation College Celebration day on November 8th, English Department faculty have shared some of their personal experiences working with and being first-generation college students.

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Six faculty members—current and emeritus—presented at the Western Literature Association in Santa Fe, New Mexico, October 20-23, 2022
English Faculty Present at Western Literature Association

English Faculty Present at Western Literature Association

Six faculty members—current and emeritus—presented at the Western Literature Association in Santa Fe, New Mexico, October 20-23, 2022

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The English Department named Racquel Bera the Literature Student of the Year
English Literature Student of the Year Award

English Literature Student of the Year Award

The English Department named Racquel Bera the Literature Student of the Year

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English Department’s Senior Lecturer Shanan Ballam received an honorable mention in the Utah Original Writing Competition for her collection of poems titled First Poems After the Stroke.
Shanan Ballam Wins Honorable Mention in the Utah Original Writing Competition

Shanan Ballam Wins Honorable Mention in the Utah Original Writing Competition

English Department’s Senior Lecturer Shanan Ballam received an honorable mention in the Utah Original Writing Competition for her collection of poems titled First Poems After the Stroke.

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English Department Lecturer Michael Dubon has published his essay, “Savor” in The Plentitudes. In this heartfelt piece, Michael delves into nostalgia, memory, and family.
Michael Dubon Publishes Essay in The Plentitudes

Michael Dubon Publishes Essay in The Plentitudes

English Department Lecturer Michael Dubon has published his essay, “Savor” in The Plentitudes. In this heartfelt piece, Michael delves into nostalgia, memory, and family.

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Madison Asbill Gray graduated from USU in 2018 with a Bachelor's in English (Creative Writing emphasis). Since then, she's put her English degree to good use as Content Lead for a small marketing firm in Salt Lake City.
USU Alumna Spotlight: Madison Asbill Gray

USU Alumna Spotlight: Madison Asbill Gray

Madison Asbill Gray graduated from USU in 2018 with a Bachelor's in English (Creative Writing emphasis). Since then, she's put her English degree to good use as Content Lead for a small marketing firm in Salt Lake City.

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The English Department celebrates Jessica Garfield Swasey as the English Teaching Emphasis Student of the Year for 2021-2022.
English Teaching Student of the Year Award

English Teaching Student of the Year Award

The English Department celebrates Jessica Garfield Swasey as the English Teaching Emphasis Student of the Year for 2021-2022.

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Poe After Dark, an evening of spooky stores, scary treats, with a costume contest and games will take place October 26th, 2022 at 7:30pm on USU's campus in Ray B West 114.
Sigma Tau Delta and the English Club present Poe After Dark

Sigma Tau Delta and the English Club present Poe After Dark

Poe After Dark, an evening of spooky stores, scary treats, with a costume contest and games will take place October 26th, 2022 at 7:30pm on USU's campus in Ray B West 114.

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Zackary Gregory conducted a research project on the rhetoric of bikepacking journals, which resulted in a publication in Bikepacking magazine, where Zackary detailed the adventurous experience of a bikepacking trip through Pueblo and Southern Paiute Land
Zackary Gregory Publishes in Bikepacking magazine: Wolf Hole Mountain Overnighte

Zackary Gregory Publishes in Bikepacking magazine: Wolf Hole Mountain Overnighte

Zackary Gregory conducted a research project on the rhetoric of bikepacking journals, which resulted in a publication in Bikepacking magazine, where Zackary detailed the adventurous experience of a bikepacking trip through Pueblo and Southern Paiute Land ...

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Assistant Professor Amber Caron has recently published her short story, “Call Up the Waters,” in Bennington Review. In this haunting, beautiful story, a devastating drought leads a mother of two deep into the Colorado Rockies in search of water.
Amber Caron Publishes in Bennington Review

Amber Caron Publishes in Bennington Review

Assistant Professor Amber Caron has recently published her short story, “Call Up the Waters,” in Bennington Review. In this haunting, beautiful story, a devastating drought leads a mother of two deep into the Colorado Rockies in search of water.

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The English Department would like to recognize Celina Sevilla Johnson as the Technical Communication and Rhetoric Student of the Year.
Technical Communication and Rhetoric Student of the Year Award

Technical Communication and Rhetoric Student of the Year Award

The English Department would like to recognize Celina Sevilla Johnson as the Technical Communication and Rhetoric Student of the Year.

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Assistant Professor Travis Franks recently published an article in ariel: A Review of International English Literature
Travis Franks Publishes in ariel: A Review of International English Literature

Travis Franks Publishes in ariel: A Review of International English Literature

Assistant Professor Travis Franks recently published an article in ariel: A Review of International English Literature

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USU English Department graduate students Rachel Bryson, Sam Clem, Kailey Collins, Margaret Hsiao, and Wesley Mathis, along with Assistant Professor Chen Chen and CHaSS Associate Dean Rebecca Walton, presented at the SIGDOC conference in Boston, Massachuse
English Graduate Students and Faculty Present at SIGDOC Conference

English Graduate Students and Faculty Present at SIGDOC Conference

USU English Department graduate students Rachel Bryson, Sam Clem, Kailey Collins, Margaret Hsiao, and Wesley Mathis, along with Assistant Professor Chen Chen and CHaSS Associate Dean Rebecca Walton, presented at the SIGDOC conference in Boston, Massachuse...

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Associate Professor Avery Edenfield and Jamal-Jared Alexander, a graduate of USU’s Technical Communication and Rhetoric PhD program, have recently won the Association for the Rhetoric of Science, Technology, and Medicine (ARSTM) Article of the Year Award
Avery Edenfield and Jamal-Jared Alexander Win ARSTM Award

Avery Edenfield and Jamal-Jared Alexander Win ARSTM Award

Associate Professor Avery Edenfield and Jamal-Jared Alexander, a graduate of USU’s Technical Communication and Rhetoric PhD program, have recently won the Association for the Rhetoric of Science, Technology, and Medicine (ARSTM) Article of the Year Award ...

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Assistant Professor Jessica Rivera-Mueller published her article, “Inquiry Journal Facilitation: A Writing Assignment for Practicing Exploratory Speech” in volume 6, issue 2 of Prompt: A Journal of Academic Writing Assignments.
Jessica Rivera-Mueller Publishes in Prompt: A Journal of Academic Writing Assignments

Jessica Rivera-Mueller Publishes in Prompt: A Journal of Academic Writing Assignments

Assistant Professor Jessica Rivera-Mueller published her article, “Inquiry Journal Facilitation: A Writing Assignment for Practicing Exploratory Speech” in volume 6, issue 2 of Prompt: A Journal of Academic Writing Assignments.

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The English Department is happy to celebrate Bonnie Swenson as their 2022 General English Student of the Year!
General English Student of the Year Award

General English Student of the Year Award

The English Department is happy to celebrate Bonnie Swenson as their 2022 General English Student of the Year!

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The July 2022 issue of NCTE’s College English features an article written by 14 undergraduates, who were enrolled in a research methods course, English 3470, taught by Dr. Joyce Kinkead in Fall 2020.
Undergraduates Published in Prestigious National Journal

Undergraduates Published in Prestigious National Journal

The July 2022 issue of NCTE’s College English features an article written by 14 undergraduates, who were enrolled in a research methods course, English 3470, taught by Dr. Joyce Kinkead in Fall 2020.

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During the summer of 2022 some English department faculty presented research at academic conferences.
English Department Faculty Present at Summer Conferences

English Department Faculty Present at Summer Conferences

During the summer of 2022 some English department faculty presented research at academic conferences.

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Amy Piotrowski, Associate Professor of English education in the School of Teacher Education and Leadership with a secondary appointment in the English Department at USU’s Uintah Basin campus, recently co-wrote a chapter.
Amy Piotrowski Publishes Chapter in Critical Digital Literacies: Boundary-Crossing Practices

Amy Piotrowski Publishes Chapter in Critical Digital Literacies: Boundary-Crossing Practices

Amy Piotrowski, Associate Professor of English education in the School of Teacher Education and Leadership with a secondary appointment in the English Department at USU’s Uintah Basin campus, recently co-wrote a chapter.

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The English Department’s American Studies program gladly named Caitlyn Rogers for their 2021-2022 Student of the Year Award. The committee chose Caitlyn because she “exemplified the interdisciplinary spirit of the American Studies program.
American Studies Student of the Year Award

American Studies Student of the Year Award

The English Department’s American Studies program gladly named Caitlyn Rogers for their 2021-2022 Student of the Year Award. The committee chose Caitlyn because she “exemplified the interdisciplinary spirit of the American Studies program.

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Assistant Professors Beth Buyserie and Jessica Rivera-Mueller were both recognized as Master Teachers at this year’s Empowering Teaching Excellence (ETE) Conference on August 17 at USU’s Logan campus. The
Beth Buyserie and Jessica Rivera-Mueller Awarded Master Teaching Certificate by Empowering Teaching Excellence

Beth Buyserie and Jessica Rivera-Mueller Awarded Master Teaching Certificate by Empowering Teaching Excellence

Assistant Professors Beth Buyserie and Jessica Rivera-Mueller were both recognized as Master Teachers at this year’s Empowering Teaching Excellence (ETE) Conference on August 17 at USU’s Logan campus. The

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The English Department’s Creative Writing committee has named Keegan Waller their 2022 Student of the Year!
Creative Writing Student of the Year Award

Creative Writing Student of the Year Award

The English Department’s Creative Writing committee has named Keegan Waller their 2022 Student of the Year!

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USU English Department Assistant Professor Afsane Rezaei recently published an article in the Journal of Middle East Women's Studies.
Afsane Rezaei Publishes in the Journal of Middle East Women’s Studies

Afsane Rezaei Publishes in the Journal of Middle East Women’s Studies

USU English Department Assistant Professor Afsane Rezaei recently published an article in the Journal of Middle East Women's Studies.

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Please join us in welcoming the English Department’s newest faculty members: Michael DuBon, Travis Franks, and Chen Chen. We are so pleased to have them joining the department.
The English Department Welcomes New Faculty

The English Department Welcomes New Faculty

Please join us in welcoming the English Department’s newest faculty members: Michael DuBon, Travis Franks, and Chen Chen. We are so pleased to have them joining the department.

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The first of two Ken Brewer Festival of Writing events will take place on Monday, September 26 at 7 p.m. at USU’s Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art, featuring poetry readings, a live jazz ensemble, and an open mic. The main event will be a reading by wri
2022 Ken Brewer Festival of Writing Events

2022 Ken Brewer Festival of Writing Events

The first of two Ken Brewer Festival of Writing events will take place on Monday, September 26 at 7 p.m. at USU’s Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art, featuring poetry readings, a live jazz ensemble, and an open mic. The main event will be a reading by wri...

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USU English Department Lecturer Mary Ellen Greenwood recently received the 2022 Richard A. Meade Award for Research in English Education. This award is sponsored by English Language Arts Teacher Educators (ELATE) of the National Council of Teachers of Eng
USU Lecturer Mary Ellen Greenwood Wins Research Award

USU Lecturer Mary Ellen Greenwood Wins Research Award

USU English Department Lecturer Mary Ellen Greenwood recently received the 2022 Richard A. Meade Award for Research in English Education. This award is sponsored by English Language Arts Teacher Educators (ELATE) of the National Council of Teachers of Eng...

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On September 24, 2022, from 5:00-6:00 p.m., USU Associate Professor Jason Olsen will present at FanX, a Salt Lake City comic convention, where he will discuss Captain America’s overall growth as a character, drawing from his book, Mark Gruenwald and the
Jason Olsen at FanX Comic Book Convention

Jason Olsen at FanX Comic Book Convention

On September 24, 2022, from 5:00-6:00 p.m., USU Associate Professor Jason Olsen will present at FanX, a Salt Lake City comic convention, where he will discuss Captain America’s overall growth as a character, drawing from his book, Mark Gruenwald and the

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The Writers’ Cache is a dedicated critique group based in the Logan, Utah area. They provide a nurturing environment for friendship, education, and encouragement to writers of all genres and skill levels.
Join the Writers’ Cache on September 8th at 7PM at the Thatcher-Young Mansion!

Join the Writers’ Cache on September 8th at 7PM at the Thatcher-Young Mansion!

The Writers’ Cache is a dedicated critique group based in the Logan, Utah area. They provide a nurturing environment for friendship, education, and encouragement to writers of all genres and skill levels.

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On Friday, September 23rd, Associate Dean and Professor of Technical Communication and Rhetoric Rebecca Walton will present for USU Library’s Peer Review Week, “a community-led yearly global virtual event celebrating the essential role that peer review pl
Rebecca Walton to Present at USU Library’s Peer Review Week

Rebecca Walton to Present at USU Library’s Peer Review Week

On Friday, September 23rd, Associate Dean and Professor of Technical Communication and Rhetoric Rebecca Walton will present for USU Library’s Peer Review Week, “a community-led yearly global virtual event celebrating the essential role that peer review pl...

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Shanan Ballam will be reading at The Lavender House in Bear River City on September 9 at 6 p.m. The reading will also feature poet Danielle Dubrasky and songwriter Jake Rogers.
Senior Lecturer and Logan City Poet Laureate Shanan Ballam Reading

Senior Lecturer and Logan City Poet Laureate Shanan Ballam Reading

Shanan Ballam will be reading at The Lavender House in Bear River City on September 9 at 6 p.m. The reading will also feature poet Danielle Dubrasky and songwriter Jake Rogers.

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On Friday, September 16, the CHaSS Alumni Lunch Series will feature USU alumni and published authors Alyssa Quinn (BA English ’16) and Stacie Denetsosie (MA English ’19, BS English ’16).
CHaSS Alumni Lunch Series Featuring English Department Graduates

CHaSS Alumni Lunch Series Featuring English Department Graduates

On Friday, September 16, the CHaSS Alumni Lunch Series will feature USU alumni and published authors Alyssa Quinn (BA English ’16) and Stacie Denetsosie (MA English ’19, BS English ’16).

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USU English Department Lecturer Ashley Wells will read at Helicon West on August 25, 2022 at 7 p.m. at the Cache ARTS Thatcher-Young Mansion in Logan.
Ashley Wells Reading at Helicon West

Ashley Wells Reading at Helicon West

USU English Department Lecturer Ashley Wells will read at Helicon West on August 25, 2022 at 7 p.m. at the Cache ARTS Thatcher-Young Mansion in Logan.

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Students Bonnie Swenson and Millie Tullis have won grants for their research projects from the Charles Redd Center for Western Studies.
Two English Department Students Win Grants from the Charles Redd Center for Western Studies

Two English Department Students Win Grants from the Charles Redd Center for Western Studies

Students Bonnie Swenson and Millie Tullis have won grants for their research projects from the Charles Redd Center for Western Studies.

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In Lecturer Ashley Wells’ Advanced Creative Nonfiction Writing course, students created podcasts, dioramas, paintings, collages, and zines to accompany their Spring 2022 final portfolios.
Creative Nonfiction Writing Students Craft Multimodal Pieces

Creative Nonfiction Writing Students Craft Multimodal Pieces

In Lecturer Ashley Wells’ Advanced Creative Nonfiction Writing course, students created podcasts, dioramas, paintings, collages, and zines to accompany their Spring 2022 final portfolios.

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Congratulations to USU English Department graduate student Rachel Welton Bryson, who was recently awarded an Association of Teachers of Technical Writing (ATTW) Graduate Research Award.
USU’s Rachel Bryson Wins ATTW Graduate Research Award

USU’s Rachel Bryson Wins ATTW Graduate Research Award

Congratulations to USU English Department graduate student Rachel Welton Bryson, who was recently awarded an Association of Teachers of Technical Writing (ATTW) Graduate Research Award.

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Dr. Amy Piotrowski is co-author on two recent publications.
Amy Piotrowski Adds Two Publications

Amy Piotrowski Adds Two Publications

Dr. Amy Piotrowski is co-author on two recent publications.

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The Student Research Symposium, an annual showcase of student research during USU’s Research Week, culminates with awards. In 2022, students from the English Department took three of the top four awards for Arts and Humanities.
English Students Win Three of Four Awards for Student Research Symposium

English Students Win Three of Four Awards for Student Research Symposium

The Student Research Symposium, an annual showcase of student research during USU’s Research Week, culminates with awards. In 2022, students from the English Department took three of the top four awards for Arts and Humanities.

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A newly-established scholarship to honor outstanding Writing Fellows has been awarded to Samantha Wallace and Grace Hallock.
New Writing Fellows Scholarship Awarded to Two Students

New Writing Fellows Scholarship Awarded to Two Students

A newly-established scholarship to honor outstanding Writing Fellows has been awarded to Samantha Wallace and Grace Hallock.

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English Undergraduate Researcher of the Year Ericka Stone delivered the presentation to the Cache Valley Historical Society.
USU Undergraduate Ericka Stone Presents Research on Smallpox Quarantining

USU Undergraduate Ericka Stone Presents Research on Smallpox Quarantining

English Undergraduate Researcher of the Year Ericka Stone delivered the presentation to the Cache Valley Historical Society.

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Senior Lecturer in the English department has successfully defended her PhD dissertation.
Congratulations to Lezlie Christensen Branum!

Congratulations to Lezlie Christensen Branum!

Senior Lecturer in the English department has successfully defended her PhD dissertation.

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Associate Professor of Technical Communication and Rhetoric Avery Edenfield has recently been named the Inaugural Director for the Center for Intersectional Gender Studies and Research
English Department’s Avery Edenfield Named Inaugural Director for the Center for Intersectional Gender Studies and Research

English Department’s Avery Edenfield Named Inaugural Director for the Center for Intersectional Gender Studies and Research

Associate Professor of Technical Communication and Rhetoric Avery Edenfield has recently been named the Inaugural Director for the Center for Intersectional Gender Studies and Research

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Jennifer Sinor
Professor Jennifer Sinor has been chosen as the inaugural recipient of the English Faculty Mentoring Award.
Congratulations to Dr. Jennifer Sinor, Inaugural Recipient of the English Faculty Mentoring Award!

Congratulations to Dr. Jennifer Sinor, Inaugural Recipient of the English Faculty Mentoring Award!

Professor Jennifer Sinor has been chosen as the inaugural recipient of the English Faculty Mentoring Award.

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A professor and graduate students were recently awarded summer funding from the Open Educational Resource (OER) Program team at USU Libraries.
English Department Faculty and Graduate Students Awarded OER Grant

English Department Faculty and Graduate Students Awarded OER Grant

A professor and graduate students were recently awarded summer funding from the Open Educational Resource (OER) Program team at USU Libraries.

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The English Department hosted a professional development conference for Utah’s English 1010 and English 2200 concurrent enrollment teachers and USU faculty who support teacher-learning in our program.
English Department Hosts Concurrent Enrollment Teaching Conference

English Department Hosts Concurrent Enrollment Teaching Conference

The English Department hosted a professional development conference for Utah’s English 1010 and English 2200 concurrent enrollment teachers and USU faculty who support teacher-learning in our program.

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Sink Hollow, USU’s international undergraduate literary journal, has published its special Creative Writing Contest issue.
Sink Hollow Publishes Special Contest Issue

Sink Hollow Publishes Special Contest Issue

Sink Hollow, USU’s international undergraduate literary journal, has published its special Creative Writing Contest issue.

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Six USU undergraduate English majors traveled to Atlanta, Georgia, where they presented their work alongside other English majors from around the country at the Sigma Tau Delta 2022 International Convention.
English Majors Present at Sigma Tau Delta Convention

English Majors Present at Sigma Tau Delta Convention

Six USU undergraduate English majors traveled to Atlanta, Georgia, where they presented their work alongside other English majors from around the country at the Sigma Tau Delta 2022 International Convention.

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English Department Technical Communication and Rhetoric graduate students Sam Clem, Ryan Cheek, Hannah Stevens, and Jamal-Jared Alexander, along with Associate Dean of CHaSS Rebecca Walton, were published in the IEEE special issue on Enacting Social Justi
English Department Graduate Students and Faculty in IEEE Transactions Special Issue

English Department Graduate Students and Faculty in IEEE Transactions Special Issue

English Department Technical Communication and Rhetoric graduate students Sam Clem, Ryan Cheek, Hannah Stevens, and Jamal-Jared Alexander, along with Associate Dean of CHaSS Rebecca Walton, were published in the IEEE special issue on Enacting Social Justi...

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The English Department had excellent representation at the 2022 Student Research Symposium.
USU English Department at the 2022 Student Research Symposium

USU English Department at the 2022 Student Research Symposium

The English Department had excellent representation at the 2022 Student Research Symposium.

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Although writing systems began to appear 5000 years ago, their history is not well known. A new exhibition called "A History of Writing and Its Material Culture" is open at the Library Writing Center (LIB 162).
Library Writing Center Unveils New Exhibit on the History of Writing

Library Writing Center Unveils New Exhibit on the History of Writing

Although writing systems began to appear 5000 years ago, their history is not well known. A new exhibition called "A History of Writing and Its Material Culture" is open at the Library Writing Center (LIB 162).

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Associate Professor Jason Olsen published his postmodern poem “If Anyone Was Offended...” in Issue #73 of Rattle.
Jason Olsen Publishes Poem in Rattle

Jason Olsen Publishes Poem in Rattle

Associate Professor Jason Olsen published his postmodern poem “If Anyone Was Offended...” in Issue #73 of Rattle.

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USU alumna Hailey Cragun-Barney (MA 2017) is now a grant-writer for Safe Harbor Crisis Center.
USU Alumna Spotlight: Hailey Cragun-Barney

USU Alumna Spotlight: Hailey Cragun-Barney

USU alumna Hailey Cragun-Barney (MA 2017) is now a grant-writer for Safe Harbor Crisis Center.

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USU English Teaching emphasis undergraduate Jessica Garfield Swasey was recently honored with the CHaSS Undergraduate Teaching Fellow of the Year award.
Undergraduate Jessica Garfield Swasey Named CHaSS Undergraduate Teaching Fellow of the Year

Undergraduate Jessica Garfield Swasey Named CHaSS Undergraduate Teaching Fellow of the Year

USU English Teaching emphasis undergraduate Jessica Garfield Swasey was recently honored with the CHaSS Undergraduate Teaching Fellow of the Year award.

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North American Review literary magazine has recently named their winners, runners-up, and finalists for the 2022 James Hearst Poetry Competition, judged by Natalie Diaz. USU’s Senior Lecturer and Logan City Poet Laureate Shanan Ballam was chosen as a fina
Senior Lecturer and Logan Poet Laureate Shanan Ballam Named Finalist in North American Review Poetry Contest

Senior Lecturer and Logan Poet Laureate Shanan Ballam Named Finalist in North American Review Poetry Contest

North American Review literary magazine has recently named their winners, runners-up, and finalists for the 2022 James Hearst Poetry Competition, judged by Natalie Diaz. USU’s Senior Lecturer and Logan City Poet Laureate Shanan Ballam was chosen as a fina...

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Joyce Kinkead
Writing is omnipresent in our lives, yet, according to USU’s Joyce Kinkead, Distinguished Professor of English, we too rarely stop and consider its history, tools, technologies, and mythologies.
New Book on Writing Studies by Joyce Kinkead

New Book on Writing Studies by Joyce Kinkead

Writing is omnipresent in our lives, yet, according to USU’s Joyce Kinkead, Distinguished Professor of English, we too rarely stop and consider its history, tools, technologies, and mythologies.

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News
Cree Taylor
USU recently announced six fellows who will be joining the Transformative Intersectional Collective (TRIC), a partnership with the University of Utah’s School for Cultural and Social Transformation, supported by an Andrew W. Mellon grant, three of whom co
English Department Faculty Named Transformative Intersectional Collective Fellows

English Department Faculty Named Transformative Intersectional Collective Fellows

USU recently announced six fellows who will be joining the Transformative Intersectional Collective (TRIC), a partnership with the University of Utah’s School for Cultural and Social Transformation, supported by an Andrew W. Mellon grant, three of whom co...

News
English
The Swenson Writers Series will take place on Wednesday, March 23, 2022, at 1:30 p.m.
Swenson Writers Series

Swenson Writers Series

The Swenson Writers Series will take place on Wednesday, March 23, 2022, at 1:30 p.m.

News
Awards
English
Congratulations go to the English Department recipients of College of Humanities & Social Sciences awards!
English Department CHaSS Award Winners

English Department CHaSS Award Winners

Congratulations go to the English Department recipients of College of Humanities & Social Sciences awards!

published
English
News
alumi
USU alumna Andrea Bresee co-authored an article in a special issue of Pedagogy: Critical Approaches to Teaching Literature, Language, Composition, and Culture, an innovative journal that offers a vibrant discourse around teaching in English studies.
English Alumna Published in Pedagogy

English Alumna Published in Pedagogy

USU alumna Andrea Bresee co-authored an article in a special issue of Pedagogy: Critical Approaches to Teaching Literature, Language, Composition, and Culture, an innovative journal that offers a vibrant discourse around teaching in English studies.

student
English
Contest
Creative Writing Contest
News
article
USU’s Creative Writing Contest has named the winners in its 29th annual competition, recognizing the best creative work by USU students.
USU Writing and Art Contest Announces 2022 Winners

USU Writing and Art Contest Announces 2022 Winners

USU’s Creative Writing Contest has named the winners in its 29th annual competition, recognizing the best creative work by USU students.

English
article
conference
student
News
USU’s English Department was well represented at the 16th annual Utah Conference on Undergraduate Research (UCUR) hosted in St. George, Utah, on February 25.
English Department Students and Faculty at the Utah Conference on Undergraduate Research

English Department Students and Faculty at the Utah Conference on Undergraduate Research

USU’s English Department was well represented at the 16th annual Utah Conference on Undergraduate Research (UCUR) hosted in St. George, Utah, on February 25.

News
English
This edition of Helicon West will take place on Thursday, March 10, 2022, at 7:00 p.m.
Helicon West

Helicon West

This edition of Helicon West will take place on Thursday, March 10, 2022, at 7:00 p.m.

Creative Writing
Publication
English
News
Associate Professor Jason Olsen has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize for his poem “Hummingbird.”
Jason Olsen Nominated for Pushcart Prize

Jason Olsen Nominated for Pushcart Prize

Associate Professor Jason Olsen has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize for his poem “Hummingbird.”

Research
English
Ehsan Estiri
News
article
Afsane Rezaei
Talking to America: Iranian Communities in Southern California, USU’s new digital exhibit, showcases findings from Dr. Afsane Rezaei's and Dr. Ehsan Estiri's ethnographic research with the Iranian-American communities of Southern California.
USU Folklorists Open Digital Exhibit in Special Collections and Archives

USU Folklorists Open Digital Exhibit in Special Collections and Archives

Talking to America: Iranian Communities in Southern California, USU’s new digital exhibit, showcases findings from Dr. Afsane Rezaei's and Dr. Ehsan Estiri's ethnographic research with the Iranian-American communities of Southern California.

News
published
English
Joyce Kinkead
article
Jessica Rivera-Mueller
The 2022 issue of The Utah English Journal was unveiled at the February 11 Utah Conference for Teachers of English (UCTE), an annual convening of statewide K-16 English teachers, which was held in Salt Lake City. This latest issue features two USU English
Utah English Journal Publishes Two Articles by English Department Faculty

Utah English Journal Publishes Two Articles by English Department Faculty

The 2022 issue of The Utah English Journal was unveiled at the February 11 Utah Conference for Teachers of English (UCTE), an annual convening of statewide K-16 English teachers, which was held in Salt Lake City. This latest issue features two USU English...

English
News
article
The English Department is thrilled to announce that work will begin soon at the site of award-winning poet May Swenson’s childhood home.
Honoring the Legacy of Poet May Swenson

Honoring the Legacy of Poet May Swenson

The English Department is thrilled to announce that work will begin soon at the site of award-winning poet May Swenson’s childhood home.

News
article
student
English
Jamal-Jared Alexander
USU graduate student Jamal-Jared Alexander’s English 4410: Document Design & Graphics course has partnered with the Inclusion Center to develop a set of print documents.
Jamal-Jared Alexander Partners with the Inclusion Center

Jamal-Jared Alexander Partners with the Inclusion Center

USU graduate student Jamal-Jared Alexander’s English 4410: Document Design & Graphics course has partnered with the Inclusion Center to develop a set of print documents.

article
English
Cana Itchuaqiyaq
Rebecca Walton
News
published
USU Technical Communication and Rhetoric alumna Dr. Cana Uluak Itchuaqiyaq and Associate Professor and Associate Dean Rebecca Walton have published an article in Rhetoric Review.
Rebecca Walton and Cana Uluak Itchuaqiyaq Publish Article in Rhetoric Review

Rebecca Walton and Cana Uluak Itchuaqiyaq Publish Article in Rhetoric Review

USU Technical Communication and Rhetoric alumna Dr. Cana Uluak Itchuaqiyaq and Associate Professor and Associate Dean Rebecca Walton have published an article in Rhetoric Review.

News
English
Presentation
article
Bonnie Swenson, a USU English major from Emery County, presented at the 2022 edition of Research on Capitol Hill on February 8, 2022.
English Major Bonnie Swenson Presents at Research on Capitol Hill

English Major Bonnie Swenson Presents at Research on Capitol Hill

Bonnie Swenson, a USU English major from Emery County, presented at the 2022 edition of Research on Capitol Hill on February 8, 2022.

Jeannie Thomas
student
article
News
English
In Fall 2021, Professor Jeannie Thomas and her English 2720 students compiled a book titled American Folklore: Class Cookbook & Foodways.
English 2720 Students Create American Folklore: Class Cookbook & Foodways

English 2720 Students Create American Folklore: Class Cookbook & Foodways

In Fall 2021, Professor Jeannie Thomas and her English 2720 students compiled a book titled American Folklore: Class Cookbook & Foodways.

News
article
Jason Olsen
published
English
Associate Professor Jason Olsen recently published his book Mark Gruenwald and the Star Spangled Symbolism of Captain America, 1985-1995.
Jason Olsen Publishes Book on Captain America Writer Mark Gruenwald

Jason Olsen Publishes Book on Captain America Writer Mark Gruenwald

Associate Professor Jason Olsen recently published his book Mark Gruenwald and the Star Spangled Symbolism of Captain America, 1985-1995.

English
article
Publication
Christine Cooper-Rompato
News
Professor Christine Cooper-Rompato’s book "Spiritual Calculations: Number and Numeracy in Late Medieval English Sermons" was recently published by Penn State University Press. This work explores how medieval Christian sermonists used numbers, arithmetic,
Christine Cooper-Rompato Publishes New Book

Christine Cooper-Rompato Publishes New Book

Professor Christine Cooper-Rompato’s book "Spiritual Calculations: Number and Numeracy in Late Medieval English Sermons" was recently published by Penn State University Press. This work explores how medieval Christian sermonists used numbers, arithmetic, ...

News
Kim Hales
English
Jason Olsen
article
Lecturer Kim Hales has completed three successful years as Editor-in-Chief of USU’s Journal on Empowering Teaching Excellence (JETE).
Jason Olsen Named New JETE Editor, Taking Over from Kim Hales

Jason Olsen Named New JETE Editor, Taking Over from Kim Hales

Lecturer Kim Hales has completed three successful years as Editor-in-Chief of USU’s Journal on Empowering Teaching Excellence (JETE).

article
Poetry
News
English
Shanan Ballam
Senior Lecturer and Logan City Poet Laureate Shanan Ballam opened the first Logan City Council Meeting of 2022 with her poem "Poem for the New Year, 2022."
Senior Lecturer and Logan City Poet Laureate Shanan Ballam Featured on Utah Public Radio

Senior Lecturer and Logan City Poet Laureate Shanan Ballam Featured on Utah Public Radio

Senior Lecturer and Logan City Poet Laureate Shanan Ballam opened the first Logan City Council Meeting of 2022 with her poem "Poem for the New Year, 2022."

Publication
article
News
English
Entry Deadline for the creative writing contest is 4:00 p.m., Monday, February 7, 2022
USU Creative Writing Contest

USU Creative Writing Contest

Entry Deadline for the creative writing contest is 4:00 p.m., Monday, February 7, 2022

English
Publication
article
News
On November 12 and 13, 2021, the Folklore Society of Utah held its annual meeting at the Eccles Conference Center on USU’s Logan campus. The USU Folklore program made a great showing, as students, faculty, and alums all presented.
Folklore Society of Utah Conference at USU

Folklore Society of Utah Conference at USU

On November 12 and 13, 2021, the Folklore Society of Utah held its annual meeting at the Eccles Conference Center on USU’s Logan campus. The USU Folklore program made a great showing, as students, faculty, and alums all presented.

Publication
News
English
article
On Thursday, December 9, 2021,USU’s annual Fall Student Research Symposium, which was inaugurated in 2013, featured several students from the English Department.
English Students Participate in Fall Student Research Symposium

English Students Participate in Fall Student Research Symposium

On Thursday, December 9, 2021,USU’s annual Fall Student Research Symposium, which was inaugurated in 2013, featured several students from the English Department.

article
English
Publication
News
Entry Deadline for the USU Creative Writing and Art Contest is 4:00 p.m., Monday, February 7, 2022
USU Creative Writing and Art Contest

USU Creative Writing and Art Contest

Entry Deadline for the USU Creative Writing and Art Contest is 4:00 p.m., Monday, February 7, 2022

article
English
Publication
News
USU Professor of English and Folklore Jeannie Thomas' article on verifying information in news articles published in Skeptical Inquirer.
Faculty Published in Skeptical Inquirer

Faculty Published in Skeptical Inquirer

USU Professor of English and Folklore Jeannie Thomas' article on verifying information in news articles published in Skeptical Inquirer.

English
English Track
Creative Writing Track
Sink Hollow
News
The 12th edition of Utah State University's undergraduate literary magazine, Sink Hollow, has been published online.
Newest Issue of Sink Hollow Published

Newest Issue of Sink Hollow Published

The 12th edition of Utah State University's undergraduate literary magazine, Sink Hollow, has been published online.

English
Amber Caron
News
The Utah State University Department of English welcomes new fiction faculty Amber Caron.
Welcome New Faculty Amber Caron

Welcome New Faculty Amber Caron

The Utah State University Department of English welcomes new fiction faculty Amber Caron.

News
English
Research
Applications are now open for USU's Fall Student Research Symposium. Students can apply individually or as a group.
USU’s 2021 Fall Student Research Symposium

USU’s 2021 Fall Student Research Symposium

Applications are now open for USU's Fall Student Research Symposium. Students can apply individually or as a group.

English
News
Christopher Gonzalez
Latinx Cultural Center
English Professor, Associate Dean, and Director of the USU Latinx Cultural Center Chris González has participated in several speaking events this past month.
USU’s Chris González Webinar for National Humanities Center

USU’s Chris González Webinar for National Humanities Center

English Professor, Associate Dean, and Director of the USU Latinx Cultural Center Chris González has participated in several speaking events this past month.

Melody Graulich
News
English
On October 21st, Melody Graulich won the Western Literature Association’s Creative Writing Award for her story, “The Magpie.”
USU Emeritus Professor Wins Western Literature Association Creative Writing Award

USU Emeritus Professor Wins Western Literature Association Creative Writing Award

On October 21st, Melody Graulich won the Western Literature Association’s Creative Writing Award for her story, “The Magpie.”

News
Writing Fellows
Lezlie Christensen-Branum
English
The Writing Fellows program consists of high-achieving students nominated to the program by their professors because of their excellent writing skills.
Writing Fellows: A Source for Students and Professors to Improve Writing in Courses

Writing Fellows: A Source for Students and Professors to Improve Writing in Courses

The Writing Fellows program consists of high-achieving students nominated to the program by their professors because of their excellent writing skills.

Beth Buyserie
Christine Cooper-Rompato
Joyce Kinkead
Ashley Wells
News
Rebecca Walton
English
In honor of the National First-generation College Celebration day on November 8th, English Department faculty have shared some of their personal experiences working with and being first-generation college students.
National First-generation College Celebration Day

National First-generation College Celebration Day

In honor of the National First-generation College Celebration day on November 8th, English Department faculty have shared some of their personal experiences working with and being first-generation college students.

Creative Writing
Graduate
Undergraduate
Creative Writing Track
English
News
Several recent and current USU English Department graduate students took home awards at this year’s Utah Original Writing Competition.
Creative Writing Graduate Students Win Utah Original Writing Competition Awards

Creative Writing Graduate Students Win Utah Original Writing Competition Awards

Several recent and current USU English Department graduate students took home awards at this year’s Utah Original Writing Competition.

News
English
Center for Intersectional Gender Studies and Research
USU’s Center for Intersectional Gender Studies and Research awarded English Department faculty and a graduate student for their commitment to intersectional research and practice.
English Department Faculty and Graduate Student Awarded Research and Teaching Fellowships

English Department Faculty and Graduate Student Awarded Research and Teaching Fellowships

USU’s Center for Intersectional Gender Studies and Research awarded English Department faculty and a graduate student for their commitment to intersectional research and practice.

News
English
Avery Edenfield
Technical Communication and Rhetoric
Associate Professor Avery Edenfield and Technical Communication & Rhetoric PhD students Ryan Cheek and Sam Clem have recently published in the proceedings of SIGDOC '21.
English Department Faculty and PhD Students Published in SIGDOC '21

English Department Faculty and PhD Students Published in SIGDOC '21

Associate Professor Avery Edenfield and Technical Communication & Rhetoric PhD students Ryan Cheek and Sam Clem have recently published in the proceedings of SIGDOC '21.

English
News
Alumni
Technical Communication and Rhetoric
USU Technical Communication and Rhetoric PhD alumna Cana Uluak Itchuaqiyaq, Assistant Professor Avery Edenfield, and Professor Emeritus Keith Grant-Davie have published an article in the Journal of Business and Technical Communications.
USU Technical Communication and Rhetoric Alumna and Faculty in Journal of Business and Technical Communications

USU Technical Communication and Rhetoric Alumna and Faculty in Journal of Business and Technical Communications

USU Technical Communication and Rhetoric PhD alumna Cana Uluak Itchuaqiyaq, Assistant Professor Avery Edenfield, and Professor Emeritus Keith Grant-Davie have published an article in the Journal of Business and Technical Communications.

News
English
Creative Writing
Associate Professor Josi Russell was the featured speaker at Helicon West’s August event at the Thatcher-Young Mansion in Logan.
Associate Professor Josi Russell Speaks at Helicon West

Associate Professor Josi Russell Speaks at Helicon West

Associate Professor Josi Russell was the featured speaker at Helicon West’s August event at the Thatcher-Young Mansion in Logan.

News
English
Event
Ken Brewer
USU’s English Department held the inaugural Ken Brewer Celebration of Writing on September 16th at the USU amphitheater. Brewer was a former USU professor from 1968 to 2000.
Ken Brewer Celebration of Writing Event

Ken Brewer Celebration of Writing Event

USU’s English Department held the inaugural Ken Brewer Celebration of Writing on September 16th at the USU amphitheater. Brewer was a former USU professor from 1968 to 2000.

Graduate
News
Ben Gunsberg
Creative Writing
English
Undergraduate
Associate Professor Ben Gunsberg’s “What a Baby,” which premiered at the Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art in 2019, is featured with Atticus Review.
Associate Professor Ben Gunsberg in 'Atticus Review'

Associate Professor Ben Gunsberg in 'Atticus Review'

Associate Professor Ben Gunsberg’s “What a Baby,” which premiered at the Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art in 2019, is featured with Atticus Review.

English
Mary Ellen Greenwood
News
Lecturer Mary Ellen Greenwood, along with co-authors, including Assistant Professor Amy Piotrowski from the College of Education, has published an article in English Education.
Lecturer Mary Ellen Greenwood in English Education

Lecturer Mary Ellen Greenwood in English Education

Lecturer Mary Ellen Greenwood, along with co-authors, including Assistant Professor Amy Piotrowski from the College of Education, has published an article in English Education.

English
Ben Gunsberg
Creative Writing
Graduate
News
Undergraduate
Associate Professor Ben Gunsberg’s compelling sonnet, “John Henrys,” was recently published in Jelly Bucket.
Associate Professor Ben Gunsberg in "Jelly Bucket"

Associate Professor Ben Gunsberg in "Jelly Bucket"

Associate Professor Ben Gunsberg’s compelling sonnet, “John Henrys,” was recently published in Jelly Bucket.

Technical Communication and Rhetoric
English
News
Avery Edenfield
Jamal-Jared Alexander
Assistant Professor Avery Edenfield and graduate student Jamal-Jared Alexander have recently published an article titled “Health and Wellness as Resistance: Tactical Folk Medicine” in Technical Communication Quarterly.
Avery Edenfield and Jamal-Jared Alexander in "Technical Communication Quarterly"

Avery Edenfield and Jamal-Jared Alexander in "Technical Communication Quarterly"

Assistant Professor Avery Edenfield and graduate student Jamal-Jared Alexander have recently published an article titled “Health and Wellness as Resistance: Tactical Folk Medicine” in Technical Communication Quarterly.

English
News
Lydia Velazquez
USU alumna Lydia Velazquez had two zines selected by the Salt Lake City Library’s Alt Press Fest to be included in their grab bags in October.
USU Alumna Zines Selected for Salt Lake City Library's Alt Press Fest

USU Alumna Zines Selected for Salt Lake City Library's Alt Press Fest

USU alumna Lydia Velazquez had two zines selected by the Salt Lake City Library’s Alt Press Fest to be included in their grab bags in October.

News
English
Creative Writing
Students Anne Schill and Jay Paine, along with Associate Professor Ben Gunsberg, read their creative work at the UtahHumanities BookFestival in late August.
USU English Department Faculty and Students at Utah Humanities Book Festival

USU English Department Faculty and Students at Utah Humanities Book Festival

Students Anne Schill and Jay Paine, along with Associate Professor Ben Gunsberg, read their creative work at the UtahHumanities BookFestival in late August.

Light on the Hill
English
News
Check out these pictures from Light on the Hill, the welcome-back ceremony for the College of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences!
Students Return to Campus for Light on the Hill 2021

Students Return to Campus for Light on the Hill 2021

Check out these pictures from Light on the Hill, the welcome-back ceremony for the College of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences!

News
English
Resilient Pedagogy: Practical Teaching Strategies to Overcome Distance, Disruption, and Distraction, gathers practical advice and theoretical wisdom on addressing the challenges that came with COVID-19.
English Department Faculty Contribute to Resilient Pedagogy Book

English Department Faculty Contribute to Resilient Pedagogy Book

Resilient Pedagogy: Practical Teaching Strategies to Overcome Distance, Disruption, and Distraction, gathers practical advice and theoretical wisdom on addressing the challenges that came with COVID-19.

News
Joyce Kinkead
Publication
English
Kinkead's article, “The Empirical Strikes Back: A RAD Research Methods Class for Undergraduate English Students” appeared in the College English Association journal.
Joyce Kinkead, Distinguished Professor of English, Publishes Article on Research Methods Course

Joyce Kinkead, Distinguished Professor of English, Publishes Article on Research Methods Course

Kinkead's article, “The Empirical Strikes Back: A RAD Research Methods Class for Undergraduate English Students” appeared in the College English Association journal.

Brian McCuskey
News
English
Publication
Brian McCuskey, associate professor and associate department head of English at Utah State, recently published a book titled How Sherlock Pulled the Trick.
USU professor examines how spiritualism shaped Sherlock Holmes in How Sherlock Pulled the Trick

USU professor examines how spiritualism shaped Sherlock Holmes in How Sherlock Pulled the Trick

Brian McCuskey, associate professor and associate department head of English at Utah State, recently published a book titled How Sherlock Pulled the Trick.

News
Publication
English
Rebecca Walton
Many people experience a disconnect between caring about social justice and knowing how to implement it in their own workplace. Rebecca Walton recently co-edited a book which she hopes will help people bridge that gap.
Rebeccca Walton, Associate Professor and Associate Dean of CHaSS, Publishes New Book on Technical Communication and Social Justice

Rebeccca Walton, Associate Professor and Associate Dean of CHaSS, Publishes New Book on Technical Communication and Social Justice

Many people experience a disconnect between caring about social justice and knowing how to implement it in their own workplace. Rebecca Walton recently co-edited a book which she hopes will help people bridge that gap.

English
News
Shane Graham
Langston Hughes
USU English professor Shane Graham has helped commemorate the centennial of this landmark publication by editing two special issues of the Langston Hughes Review around the theme of “‘The Negro Speaks of Rivers’ at 100.”
USU English Professor Edits Two Issues of Langston Hughes Review

USU English Professor Edits Two Issues of Langston Hughes Review

USU English professor Shane Graham has helped commemorate the centennial of this landmark publication by editing two special issues of the Langston Hughes Review around the theme of “‘The Negro Speaks of Rivers’ at 100.”

News
English
Sigma Tau Delta
The national convention for Sigma Tau Delta, the International English Honor Society, was held online this year, on March 25th to 27th.
English Students Present at Sigma Tau Delta

English Students Present at Sigma Tau Delta

The national convention for Sigma Tau Delta, the International English Honor Society, was held online this year, on March 25th to 27th.

News
Jamal-Jared Alexander
English
Jamal-Jared Alexander, a third-year Presidential Doctoral Research Fellow in the Technical Communication and Rhetoric Ph.D. program, has been named as the student recipient of the 27th annual Utah State University Diversity Award.
English Ph.D. Student Jamal-Jared Alexander Receives University Diversity Award

English Ph.D. Student Jamal-Jared Alexander Receives University Diversity Award

Jamal-Jared Alexander, a third-year Presidential Doctoral Research Fellow in the Technical Communication and Rhetoric Ph.D. program, has been named as the student recipient of the 27th annual Utah State University Diversity Award.

News
English
faculty focus
Langston Hughes
Shane Graham
Liberalis
USU English Professor Edits Two Issues of Langston Hughes Review. I’ve known rivers: I’ve known rivers ancient as the world and older than the flow of human blood in human veins.
"The Negro Speaks of Rivers" Turns 100

"The Negro Speaks of Rivers" Turns 100

USU English Professor Edits Two Issues of Langston Hughes Review. I’ve known rivers: I’ve known rivers ancient as the world and older than the flow of human blood in human veins.

News
English
Jeannie Thomas
Professor Jeannie Banks Thomas is featured on Episode 144 of “Squaring the Strange,” speaking on “The Slap Test for Conspiracy Theories” (SLAP).
The SLAP Test for Conspiracy

The SLAP Test for Conspiracy

Professor Jeannie Banks Thomas is featured on Episode 144 of “Squaring the Strange,” speaking on “The Slap Test for Conspiracy Theories” (SLAP).

Jared Colton
English
Avery Edenfield
Technical Communication and Rhetoric
News
Avery and Jared’s article “Queering Tactical Technical Communication: DIY HRT,” won for the Best Article on Philosophy or Theory of Technical or Scientific Communication category.
Dr. Edenfield and Dr. Colton Win National Award

Dr. Edenfield and Dr. Colton Win National Award

Avery and Jared’s article “Queering Tactical Technical Communication: DIY HRT,” won for the Best Article on Philosophy or Theory of Technical or Scientific Communication category.

English
News
Lynne McNeill
Dr. Lynne McNeill’s essay “Classifying #BlackLivesMatter: Genre and Form in Digital Folklore” has recently appeared in Folklore and Social Media, a new collection of essays edited by Trevor Blank and Andrew Peck.
Dr. Lynne McNeill's Essay, "Classifying #BlackLivesMatter"

Dr. Lynne McNeill's Essay, "Classifying #BlackLivesMatter"

Dr. Lynne McNeill’s essay “Classifying #BlackLivesMatter: Genre and Form in Digital Folklore” has recently appeared in Folklore and Social Media, a new collection of essays edited by Trevor Blank and Andrew Peck.

News
Graduate
Undergraduate
English
Creative Writing
Publication
Britt Allen, adjunct instructor for the English Department and USU alumna, is publishing her first poetry chapbook with Finishing Line Press this summer.
USU Alum and Adjunct Instructor Publishes Poetry Chapbook

USU Alum and Adjunct Instructor Publishes Poetry Chapbook

Britt Allen, adjunct instructor for the English Department and USU alumna, is publishing her first poetry chapbook with Finishing Line Press this summer.

Undergraduate
English
News
Creative Writing
Shanan Ballam
Graduate
Senior Lecturer Shanan Ballam’s poem “Spring Hollow, Thanksgiving Day 2020” and interview were recently featured on the Line Rider Press website.
Shanan Ballam's Poetry Featured with Line Rider Press

Shanan Ballam's Poetry Featured with Line Rider Press

Senior Lecturer Shanan Ballam’s poem “Spring Hollow, Thanksgiving Day 2020” and interview were recently featured on the Line Rider Press website.

Publications
Cana Itchuaqiyaq
News
English
Cana Uluak Itchuaqiyaq and Dr. Breeanne Matheson have recently published their article “Decolonizing Decoloniality: Considering the (Mis)use of Decolonial Frameworks in TPC Scholarship” in Communication Design Quarterly.
Ph.D. Candidate and Alum Published in Communication Design Quarterly

Ph.D. Candidate and Alum Published in Communication Design Quarterly

Cana Uluak Itchuaqiyaq and Dr. Breeanne Matheson have recently published their article “Decolonizing Decoloniality: Considering the (Mis)use of Decolonial Frameworks in TPC Scholarship” in Communication Design Quarterly.

Joyce Kinkead
News
English
For the second year in a row, a member of the USU English Department has been honored with the University Faculty Service Award.
Professor Joyce Kinkead Wins University Service Award

Professor Joyce Kinkead Wins University Service Award

For the second year in a row, a member of the USU English Department has been honored with the University Faculty Service Award.

News
article
English
Jason Olsen
Jason Olsen, associate professor of English on the Price campus, had a poem published in The Inflectionist Review.
Jason Olsen Publishes in The Inflectionist Review

Jason Olsen Publishes in The Inflectionist Review

Jason Olsen, associate professor of English on the Price campus, had a poem published in The Inflectionist Review.

article
Jon D. Lee
English
The Atlantic
News
Jon D. Lee has just published an article in The Atlantic, “The Utter Familiarity of Even the Strangest Vaccine Conspiracy Theories.”
MA Folklore Alum Publishes in The Atlantic

MA Folklore Alum Publishes in The Atlantic

Jon D. Lee has just published an article in The Atlantic, “The Utter Familiarity of Even the Strangest Vaccine Conspiracy Theories.”

English
Joyce Kinkead
Undergraduate Research
Cameron Haney
News
article
Cameron Haney, who played cornerback for the Aggies Football Team, and Dr. Joyce Kinkead co-authored an article in Perspectives on Undergraduate Research and Mentoring (PURM).
Student-Athlete and Professor Publish Article on Undergraduate Research

Student-Athlete and Professor Publish Article on Undergraduate Research

Cameron Haney, who played cornerback for the Aggies Football Team, and Dr. Joyce Kinkead co-authored an article in Perspectives on Undergraduate Research and Mentoring (PURM).

Poetry
article
News
English
Langston Hughes
Shane Graham
Shane Graham publishes *Cultural Entanglements* with the University of Virginia Press.
Shane Graham Publishes Book on Langston Hughes

Shane Graham Publishes Book on Langston Hughes

Shane Graham publishes *Cultural Entanglements* with the University of Virginia Press.

English
grants
Sarah Stringham
News
Joyce Kinkead
article
Samantha Stringham and Dr. Joyce Kinkead have been awarded a Faculty-Student Summer Mentorship Grant, one of twelve grants funded for 2021.
Department Faculty-Student Research Team Awarded College Summer Grant

Department Faculty-Student Research Team Awarded College Summer Grant

Samantha Stringham and Dr. Joyce Kinkead have been awarded a Faculty-Student Summer Mentorship Grant, one of twelve grants funded for 2021.

News
article
Christine Cooper-Rompato
English
Dr. Christine Cooper-Rompato's essay on medieval "visions" has been published in an essay collection.
Hearing Voices in the Middle Ages

Hearing Voices in the Middle Ages

Dr. Christine Cooper-Rompato's essay on medieval "visions" has been published in an essay collection.

grants
article
News
English
Technical Communication
Avery Edenfield
Career Achievement Research Grant
Congratulations to Dr. Avery Edenfield, who has been awarded a Career Achievement Research Grant by the Association for Computer Machinery's Special Interest Group on Design of Communication (ACM SIGDOC).
Dr. Edenfield Wins Career Achievement Research Grant

Dr. Edenfield Wins Career Achievement Research Grant

Congratulations to Dr. Avery Edenfield, who has been awarded a Career Achievement Research Grant by the Association for Computer Machinery's Special Interest Group on Design of Communication (ACM SIGDOC).

News
Digital Folklore Project
English
article
Digital Trend of the Year
The meme “How It Started/How It’s Going/How It Ended” has been named the #DigitalTrendoftheYear by student and faculty researchers at USU’s Digital Folklore Project.
Digital Folklore Project's 2020 Digital Trend of the Year

Digital Folklore Project's 2020 Digital Trend of the Year

The meme “How It Started/How It’s Going/How It Ended” has been named the #DigitalTrendoftheYear by student and faculty researchers at USU’s Digital Folklore Project.

English
article
Shane Graham
News
Faculty Spotlight
The 2020 English Department Researcher of the Year is Dr. Shane Graham, a specialist in postcolonial literatures of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries who has been at USU since 2005.
Faculty Spotlight: Dr. Shane Graham, Professor of English

Faculty Spotlight: Dr. Shane Graham, Professor of English

The 2020 English Department Researcher of the Year is Dr. Shane Graham, a specialist in postcolonial literatures of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries who has been at USU since 2005.

News
article
Amy Piotrowski
Jessica Rivera-Mueller
Utah Council of Teachers of English
Amanda Plaizier
English
Three USU faculty members presented at the Utah Council of Teachers of English this November.
Utah Council of Teachers of English Virtual Conference

Utah Council of Teachers of English Virtual Conference

Three USU faculty members presented at the Utah Council of Teachers of English this November.

Phebe Jensen
Astrology
article
English
News
Astrology, Almanacs, and the Early Modern English Calendar serves as a practical guide to early modern English calendars and the culture surrounding them.
Dr. Phebe Jensen Publishes New Book on Astrology, Almanacs, and the Early Modern English Calendar

Dr. Phebe Jensen Publishes New Book on Astrology, Almanacs, and the Early Modern English Calendar

Astrology, Almanacs, and the Early Modern English Calendar serves as a practical guide to early modern English calendars and the culture surrounding them.

Andrea Kitta
folklore
News
article
English
fife folklore
The USU Folklore Program had a strong presence at last weekend’s Folklore Society of Utah (FSU) virtual meeting.
Folklore Society of Utah and Fife Honor Lecture 2020

Folklore Society of Utah and Fife Honor Lecture 2020

The USU Folklore Program had a strong presence at last weekend’s Folklore Society of Utah (FSU) virtual meeting.

English
published
Kristine Miller
News
article
Kristine Miller, Professor of English and Executive Director of the Honors Program, has recently edited a collection of essays as part of the National Collegiate Honors Council Monograph Series in October.
Dr. Kristine Miller's New Book on Honors Contracts

Dr. Kristine Miller's New Book on Honors Contracts

Kristine Miller, Professor of English and Executive Director of the Honors Program, has recently edited a collection of essays as part of the National Collegiate Honors Council Monograph Series in October.

Technical Communication
Ryan Cheek
English
article
Technical Communication and Rhetoric
News
Ryan Cheek, a Ph.D. Candidate in Technical Communication and Rhetoric, has recently published an article in Communication Design Quarterly.
Ph.D. Candidate Ryan Cheek Published in Communication Design Quarterly

Ph.D. Candidate Ryan Cheek Published in Communication Design Quarterly

Ryan Cheek, a Ph.D. Candidate in Technical Communication and Rhetoric, has recently published an article in Communication Design Quarterly.

article
Gene Washington
News
English
professor emeritus
Faculty Spotlight
Gene Washington is testament to the philosophy that if you work with your mind, there’s no real retirement.
Emeritus Faculty Spotlight: Gene Washington, Professor Emeritus

Emeritus Faculty Spotlight: Gene Washington, Professor Emeritus

Gene Washington is testament to the philosophy that if you work with your mind, there’s no real retirement.

article
Jamal-Jared Alexander
News
Summer Research
English
Jamal-Jared Alexander recently presented the results of a summer research internship on Zoom.
Jamal-Jared Alexander Presents Findings from Summer Research Internship

Jamal-Jared Alexander Presents Findings from Summer Research Internship

Jamal-Jared Alexander recently presented the results of a summer research internship on Zoom.

News
article
English
Jessica Rivera-Mueller
Dr. Jessica Rivera-Mueller, an Assistant Professor in the Department of English, has recently published an essay in USU’s Journal on Empowering Teaching Excellence.
Journal on Empowering Teaching Excellence

Journal on Empowering Teaching Excellence

Dr. Jessica Rivera-Mueller, an Assistant Professor in the Department of English, has recently published an essay in USU’s Journal on Empowering Teaching Excellence.

Aggie Women
News
article
Merrill-Cazier Library
English
Merrill-Cazier Library announces the grand opening of “Telling Our Story: 130 Years of Aggie Women.”
English Undergraduate Curates Library Exhibition on Aggie Women

English Undergraduate Curates Library Exhibition on Aggie Women

Merrill-Cazier Library announces the grand opening of “Telling Our Story: 130 Years of Aggie Women.”

News
English
article
Cecelia Harrison Foxley
Alumni Spotlight
This spotlight takes a look at Dr. Cecelia Harrison Foxley, a dedicated Commissioner of the Utah System of Higher Education and early advocate for civil rights.
Alumni Spotlight: Dr. Cecelia Harrison Foxley, '64

Alumni Spotlight: Dr. Cecelia Harrison Foxley, '64

This spotlight takes a look at Dr. Cecelia Harrison Foxley, a dedicated Commissioner of the Utah System of Higher Education and early advocate for civil rights.

Andrew Romriell
English
article
News
Andrew Romriell received the Honorable Mention award for Creative Nonfiction in this year's Utah Original Writing Competition.
Andrew Romriell, Honorable Mention in the Utah Original Writing Competition

Andrew Romriell, Honorable Mention in the Utah Original Writing Competition

Andrew Romriell received the Honorable Mention award for Creative Nonfiction in this year's Utah Original Writing Competition.

Publication
Ashley Wells
News
article
English
published
Ashley Wells has just published The Cowgirl and the Racehorse with Lantern Publishing a scholarly memoir about cowgirl stories, gender, and the whitewashing of the West.
Ashley Wells Publishes "The Cowgirl and the Racehorse"

Ashley Wells Publishes "The Cowgirl and the Racehorse"

Ashley Wells has just published The Cowgirl and the Racehorse with Lantern Publishing a scholarly memoir about cowgirl stories, gender, and the whitewashing of the West.

English
Avery Edenfield
article
Afsane Rezaei
News
Congratulations to Assistant Professors Afsane Rezaei and Avery Edenfield, who were named inaugural Research Fellows at the Center for Intersectional Gender Studies and Research for 2020-2021.
Afsane Rezaei and Avery Edenfield named Research Fellows

Afsane Rezaei and Avery Edenfield named Research Fellows

Congratulations to Assistant Professors Afsane Rezaei and Avery Edenfield, who were named inaugural Research Fellows at the Center for Intersectional Gender Studies and Research for 2020-2021.

News
English
published
article
Melody Graulich
Granite Ledges,” a short story by Melody Graulich, Emeritus Professor of English and American Studies, will be published in the Fall 2020 issue of Ploughshares.
Melody Graulich to be Published in Ploughshares

Melody Graulich to be Published in Ploughshares

Granite Ledges,” a short story by Melody Graulich, Emeritus Professor of English and American Studies, will be published in the Fall 2020 issue of Ploughshares.

Lynne McNeill
English
News
article
Associate Professor of English Lynne S. McNeill has co-edited a new book, This is the Plate: Utah Food Traditions (2020), published this month by the University of Utah Press.
Lynne S. McNeill Publishes New Book

Lynne S. McNeill Publishes New Book

Associate Professor of English Lynne S. McNeill has co-edited a new book, This is the Plate: Utah Food Traditions (2020), published this month by the University of Utah Press.

English
Shanan Ballam
article
Mary Ellen Greenwood
News
Several current and former English Department members wrote ekphrastic poems for the “Women, Surrealism, and Abstraction” exhibit.
"Women, Surrealism, and Abstraction" Exhibit

"Women, Surrealism, and Abstraction" Exhibit

Several current and former English Department members wrote ekphrastic poems for the “Women, Surrealism, and Abstraction” exhibit.

Graduate
English
Threepenny Review
Creative Writing
Amber Caron
article
News
Undergraduate
Amber Caron has just published a short story in the Fall 2020 issue of The Threepenny Review, one of the country’s most prestigious and competitive literary journals.
Amber Caron’s Fiction in The Threepenny Review

Amber Caron’s Fiction in The Threepenny Review

Amber Caron has just published a short story in the Fall 2020 issue of The Threepenny Review, one of the country’s most prestigious and competitive literary journals.

English
News
article
Alan Blackstock
Alan Blackstock has recently published a new book with Roman & Littlefield.
Alan Blackstock’s New Book on Willa Cather and E. M. Forster

Alan Blackstock’s New Book on Willa Cather and E. M. Forster

Alan Blackstock has recently published a new book with Roman & Littlefield.

Avery Edenfield
article
News
English
Dr. Avery Edenfield has just published an essay in the Journal of Business and Technical Communication as part of a special issue on COVID-19 rhetorics.
Dr. Edenfield’s Essay in The Journal of Business and Technical Communication

Dr. Edenfield’s Essay in The Journal of Business and Technical Communication

Dr. Avery Edenfield has just published an essay in the Journal of Business and Technical Communication as part of a special issue on COVID-19 rhetorics.

Christopher Gonzalez
article
News
Latinx
English
Christopher Gonzalez’s co-authored book won the 2020 International Latino Book Award for Best Non-Fiction, Multi-Author.
Dr. Christopher Gonzalez Book Wins the 2020 International Latino Book Award for Best Non-fiction, Multi-Author

Dr. Christopher Gonzalez Book Wins the 2020 International Latino Book Award for Best Non-fiction, Multi-Author

Christopher Gonzalez’s co-authored book won the 2020 International Latino Book Award for Best Non-Fiction, Multi-Author.

News
Jennifer Sinor
English
article
Sky Songs
Jennifer Sinor, a Professor of English at USU, reads a selection from her new book, Sky Songs.
Jennifer Sinor Reads from *Sky Songs*

Jennifer Sinor Reads from *Sky Songs*

Jennifer Sinor, a Professor of English at USU, reads a selection from her new book, Sky Songs.

Undergraduate
English
Creative Writing
article
News
Isle
Charles Waugh
Graduate
This summer, Professor Charles Waugh accepted a position as assistant editor for fiction at ISLE, the official publication of the Association for the Study of Literature and Environment and the top US journal in the field of ecocriticism.
Professor Charles Waugh, Assistant Editor at 'Isle'

Professor Charles Waugh, Assistant Editor at 'Isle'

This summer, Professor Charles Waugh accepted a position as assistant editor for fiction at ISLE, the official publication of the Association for the Study of Literature and Environment and the top US journal in the field of ecocriticism.

article
Melody Graulich
English
published
News
Emeritus Professor Melody Graulich published a short story in the Spring 2020 issue of Front Range Review.
Fiction by Emeritus Professor Melody Graulich

Fiction by Emeritus Professor Melody Graulich

Emeritus Professor Melody Graulich published a short story in the Spring 2020 issue of Front Range Review.

News
Joyce Kinkead
article
English
In a recent article in Utah State Magazine, Distinguished Professor of English Joyce Kinkead reflects on her forty-year career at Utah State University.
Professor Joyce Kinkead Featured in Utah State Magazine

Professor Joyce Kinkead Featured in Utah State Magazine

In a recent article in Utah State Magazine, Distinguished Professor of English Joyce Kinkead reflects on her forty-year career at Utah State University.

Joyce Kinkead
English
News
article
The National Council of Teachers of English published Professor Joyce Kinkead’s essay on the importance of slow writing
Professor Publishes Advice on Slow Writing

Professor Publishes Advice on Slow Writing

The National Council of Teachers of English published Professor Joyce Kinkead’s essay on the importance of slow writing

Faculty
News
English
article
Join us in welcoming our newest Department of English faculty members at the College of Humanities and Social Sciences.
New English Department Faculty

New English Department Faculty

Join us in welcoming our newest Department of English faculty members at the College of Humanities and Social Sciences.

Christine Cooper-Rompato
News
article
Chaucer Review
English
Christine Cooper-Rompato’s essay has been published in this summer’s issue of the Chaucer Review.
Christine Cooper-Rompato’s Essay in the 'Chaucer Review'

Christine Cooper-Rompato’s Essay in the 'Chaucer Review'

Christine Cooper-Rompato’s essay has been published in this summer’s issue of the Chaucer Review.

article
Reed Magazine
News
Graduate
Ben Gunsberg
Creative Writing
Undergraduate
English
Professor Ben Gunsberg’s poem, “Dark Impactor,” was recently published in Reed Magazine, California’s oldest literary journal.
Professor Ben Gunsberg’s poem, “Dark Impactor,” was recently published in Reed Magazine, California’s oldest literary journal.

Professor Ben Gunsberg’s poem, “Dark Impactor,” was recently published in Reed Magazine, California’s oldest literary journal.

Professor Ben Gunsberg’s poem, “Dark Impactor,” was recently published in Reed Magazine, California’s oldest literary journal.

English
Christopher Gonzalez
article
News
Christopher González is an Associate Professor of English and the Founding Director of the Latinx Cultural Center at Utah State University in Logan, Utah. He also maintains a blog, covering topics such as current issues and book reviews.
Christopher González Blog

Christopher González Blog

Christopher González is an Associate Professor of English and the Founding Director of the Latinx Cultural Center at Utah State University in Logan, Utah. He also maintains a blog, covering topics such as current issues and book reviews.

News
English
article
Professor Jeannie Thomas discusses the Salem Witch Trials and the haunted nunnery in Logan, Utah.
“Witches, Ghosts, and Pesky High Schoolers”: Podcast with Dr. Jeannie Thomas

“Witches, Ghosts, and Pesky High Schoolers”: Podcast with Dr. Jeannie Thomas

Professor Jeannie Thomas discusses the Salem Witch Trials and the haunted nunnery in Logan, Utah.

Christopher Gonzalez
English
article
News
Chris Gonzalez interrupts his regularly scheduled podcast, “Hospitable Imaginations,” with a necessary reflection on the killings of members of our Black community.
Chris Gonzalez Podcast, “In the Midst of Protest”

Chris Gonzalez Podcast, “In the Midst of Protest”

Chris Gonzalez interrupts his regularly scheduled podcast, “Hospitable Imaginations,” with a necessary reflection on the killings of members of our Black community.

Christine Cooper-Rompato
News
article
published
English
Christine Cooper-Rompato’s essay, “Utah in the Green Book: Segregation and the Hospitality Industry in the Beehive State,” was published in the most recent issue of the *Utah Historical Quarterly*.
“Utah in the Green Book: Segregation and the Hospitality Industry in the Beehive State”

“Utah in the Green Book: Segregation and the Hospitality Industry in the Beehive State”

Christine Cooper-Rompato’s essay, “Utah in the Green Book: Segregation and the Hospitality Industry in the Beehive State,” was published in the most recent issue of the *Utah Historical Quarterly*.

Joyce Kinkead
article
News
English
Joyce Kinkead, Distinguished Professor of English, was invited to contribute the Afterword to *The Naylor Report on Undergraduate Research in Writing Studies*.
Professor Contributes to Undergraduate Research Book

Professor Contributes to Undergraduate Research Book

Joyce Kinkead, Distinguished Professor of English, was invited to contribute the Afterword to *The Naylor Report on Undergraduate Research in Writing Studies*.

Undergraduate
Graduate
Creative Writing
article
News
Jennifer Sinor
English
Professor Jennifer Sinor published an essay titled "Breathing to Write" in the Association of Writers & Writing Programs.
"Breathing to Write" by Professor Jennifer Sinor

"Breathing to Write" by Professor Jennifer Sinor

Professor Jennifer Sinor published an essay titled "Breathing to Write" in the Association of Writers & Writing Programs.

News
article
paul crumbley
English
Arizona State University presents Pandemic Dialogues, a new virtual series in the school’s Civic Discourse Project providing perspective on the current civic crisis.
"The Masque of the Red Death" Webinar by Professor Paul Crumbley

"The Masque of the Red Death" Webinar by Professor Paul Crumbley

Arizona State University presents Pandemic Dialogues, a new virtual series in the school’s Civic Discourse Project providing perspective on the current civic crisis.

English
News
English Department Awards
article
The English Department is proud to honor the following award winners for the 2019-2020 academic year.
English Department Awards

English Department Awards

The English Department is proud to honor the following award winners for the 2019-2020 academic year.

article
Sonia Manuel-Dupont
News
The Statesman
English
Lynne McNeill
Lynne McNeill and Sonia Manuel-Dupont were both named in the annual list compiled by the staff of the student newspaper The Utah Statesman of the “50 Most Influential Aggies.”
Two English Faculty Members in the list of "50 Most Influential Aggies"

Two English Faculty Members in the list of "50 Most Influential Aggies"

Lynne McNeill and Sonia Manuel-Dupont were both named in the annual list compiled by the staff of the student newspaper The Utah Statesman of the “50 Most Influential Aggies.”

News
English
article
American Scholar
A Utah State alumni has had an article published in The American Scholar, the magazine of the Phi Beta Kappa Society.
Alumni News: Abi Newhouse's Article in The American Scholar

Alumni News: Abi Newhouse's Article in The American Scholar

A Utah State alumni has had an article published in The American Scholar, the magazine of the Phi Beta Kappa Society.

English
Sink Hollow
Creative Writing Contest
News
article
USU’s undergraduate literary journal, Sink Hollow, has just published the 2020 Contest Issue.
Sink Hollow 2020

Sink Hollow 2020

USU’s undergraduate literary journal, Sink Hollow, has just published the 2020 Contest Issue.

News
English
Sonia Manuel-Dupont
Robins Awards
article
Professor Sonia Manuel-Dupont, who holds appointments in two departments, English and Communicative Disorders and Deaf Education, won the Faculty University Service Award at the Robins Ceremony.
Professor Wins University Service Award

Professor Wins University Service Award

Professor Sonia Manuel-Dupont, who holds appointments in two departments, English and Communicative Disorders and Deaf Education, won the Faculty University Service Award at the Robins Ceremony.

News
Jeannie Thomas
article
English
Brian McCuskey
Keith Grant-Davie
Phebe Jensen
On February 24th 2020, Dr. Jeannie Thomas stepped down as the Department Head in English after eleven years of distinguished service.
Department Leadership Changes

Department Leadership Changes

On February 24th 2020, Dr. Jeannie Thomas stepped down as the Department Head in English after eleven years of distinguished service.

Marion Bishop
article
News
English
Dr. Marion Bishop, an emergency room physician and English/CHaSS alum, has written a poignant and thoughtful commentary that brings COVID-19 home and right into our front rooms.
Moral Compass, Circa 1941

Moral Compass, Circa 1941

Dr. Marion Bishop, an emergency room physician and English/CHaSS alum, has written a poignant and thoughtful commentary that brings COVID-19 home and right into our front rooms.

News
Poetry
English
Shanan Ballam
Logan City Poet Laureate
Liberalis
Shanan Ballam, a senior lecturer in the USU Dept of English, will be named Logan City Poet Laureate Aug. 20, 20919, for a five-year term.
From behind the mask of Red Riding Hood, new Logan Poet Laureate finds her voice

From behind the mask of Red Riding Hood, new Logan Poet Laureate finds her voice

Shanan Ballam, a senior lecturer in the USU Dept of English, will be named Logan City Poet Laureate Aug. 20, 20919, for a five-year term.

Liberalis
Ben Gunsberg
faculty focus
English
News
Poet Gunsberg, assistant professor of English, reads from new collection of poems, "Welcome, Dangerous Life."
Poet Gunsberg welcomes ‘dangerous life' in Jan. 29 reading of new poems

Poet Gunsberg welcomes ‘dangerous life' in Jan. 29 reading of new poems

Poet Gunsberg, assistant professor of English, reads from new collection of poems, "Welcome, Dangerous Life."

Digital Folklore Project
article
Digital Trend of the Year
Liberalis
News
English
Utah State University's Digital Folklore Project has named the most influential and wide-spread memes of 2018, including the hashtag #WhyIDidntReport and the Tide Pod Challenges.
2018 Digital Trends let us hear sex-assault victims, scorn teen show-offs

2018 Digital Trends let us hear sex-assault victims, scorn teen show-offs

Utah State University's Digital Folklore Project has named the most influential and wide-spread memes of 2018, including the hashtag #WhyIDidntReport and the Tide Pod Challenges.

Kolbie Blume
Liberalis
News
English
Kolbie Blume, English 2014, answered hundreds of letters with calls for compassion and attention from Americans to Pres. Obama
Atlantic magazine tells how young USU English alum mastered Pres. Obama's voice

Atlantic magazine tells how young USU English alum mastered Pres. Obama's voice

Kolbie Blume, English 2014, answered hundreds of letters with calls for compassion and attention from Americans to Pres. Obama

English
Liberalis
News
May Swenson
Contest winners will read their poems at ground- breaking ceremony Sept. 18
Poetry contest honoring May Swenson anticipates groundbreaking for retreat

Poetry contest honoring May Swenson anticipates groundbreaking for retreat

Contest winners will read their poems at ground- breaking ceremony Sept. 18

Liberalis
English
Poetry Path
News
May Swenson
A walk in her shoes: May Swenson Poetry Path maps Swenson sites in Logan and beyond
A path to understanding USU's best-known poet

A path to understanding USU's best-known poet

A walk in her shoes: May Swenson Poetry Path maps Swenson sites in Logan and beyond

Joyce Kinkead
faculty focus
News
English
Liberalis
English professor Joyce Kinkead earns USU’s top award for her scholarship and advocacy of student inquiry
Research’s Champion

Research’s Champion

English professor Joyce Kinkead earns USU’s top award for her scholarship and advocacy of student inquiry

Ray B. West
News
English
Liberalis
Generations of students in Ray B. West come to terms with boxelder bugs, maybe even grow to love them and the building
Tiny tenants of Ray B. West: A feature, not a bug

Tiny tenants of Ray B. West: A feature, not a bug

Generations of students in Ray B. West come to terms with boxelder bugs, maybe even grow to love them and the building

Joyce Kinkead
News
English
Liberalis
CHaSS's own Joyce Kinkead earns USU’s highest research honor, the 2018 Wynne Thorne Career Research Award.
English professor Joyce Kinkead awarded USU's most prestigious accolade

English professor Joyce Kinkead awarded USU's most prestigious accolade

CHaSS's own Joyce Kinkead earns USU’s highest research honor, the 2018 Wynne Thorne Career Research Award.

News
folklore
Liberalis
English
American Studies
The topic: Dude ranches. The place: The picturesque slopes of the Tetons. The takeaway: A bat’s bite is so tiny it can’t be felt by a sleeping person.
Folklore

Folklore

The topic: Dude ranches. The place: The picturesque slopes of the Tetons. The takeaway: A bat’s bite is so tiny it can’t be felt by a sleeping person.

Liberalis
News
Steve Shively
faculty focus
English
Willa Cather
English professor has role in nurturing American novelist’s continuing legacy
Shively & Willa Cather

Shively & Willa Cather

English professor has role in nurturing American novelist’s continuing legacy

Liberalis
English
News
folklore
memes
Digital Trend of the Year
CHaSS folklorists and fans look forward each December to the year’s most feted event: The announcement of the Digital Trend of the Year.
Folk Life

Folk Life

CHaSS folklorists and fans look forward each December to the year’s most feted event: The announcement of the Digital Trend of the Year.

Teacher of the Year
News
Liberalis
English
A 1999 Utah State University graduate in English has been named the 2018 Utah Teacher of the Year.
CHaSS Alumni: Vernal Teacher of the Year

CHaSS Alumni: Vernal Teacher of the Year

A 1999 Utah State University graduate in English has been named the 2018 Utah Teacher of the Year.

Star Coulbrooke
English
faculty focus
News
Liberalis
Let Poetry Matter: Star Coulbrooke named Logan City Poet Laureate. Story featured in spring 2016 issue of Liberalis.
Let Poetry Matter: Star Coulbrooke named Logan City Poet Laureate

Let Poetry Matter: Star Coulbrooke named Logan City Poet Laureate

Let Poetry Matter: Star Coulbrooke named Logan City Poet Laureate. Story featured in spring 2016 issue of Liberalis.