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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.

English
Alumni
Technical Communication and Rhetoric
News
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.

English
News
Ken Brewer
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.
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.

English
News
Ben Gunsberg
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
News
Mary Ellen Greenwood
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.

Technical Communication and Rhetoric
News
English
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.

News
Ben Gunsberg
English
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.

Lydia Velazquez
English
News
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.

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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!

Publication
English
Joyce Kinkead
News
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.

English
News
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
English
Brian McCuskey
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.

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News
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.

News
English
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.”

English
News
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.

Liberalis
Shane Graham
Langston Hughes
faculty focus
English
News
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).

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English
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
English
Avery Edenfield
Jared Colton
Technical Communication and Rhetoric
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.

News
Publication
English
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.

News
English
Shanan Ballam
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.

Cana Itchuaqiyaq
Publications
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.

English
News
Joyce Kinkead
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.

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English
Jason Olsen
News
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.

English
News
The Atlantic
Jon D. Lee
article
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
News
Joyce Kinkead
Cameron Haney
Undergraduate Research
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).

article
Shane Graham
Poetry
Langston Hughes
News
English
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.

Sarah Stringham
News
Joyce Kinkead
grants
English
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.

English
article
Avery Edenfield
grants
Technical Communication
News
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).

English
Christine Cooper-Rompato
News
article
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.

News
Digital Trend of the Year
Digital Folklore Project
English
article
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
Astrology
article
News
Phebe Jensen
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.

News
Shane Graham
English
article
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.

English
article
Amanda Plaizier
Jessica Rivera-Mueller
Amy Piotrowski
Utah Council of Teachers of English
News
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.

Ryan Cheek
News
article
English
Technical Communication
Technical Communication and Rhetoric
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.

Kristine Miller
article
English
News
published
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.

News
Andrea Kitta
fife folklore
English
folklore
article
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
article
News
Gene Washington
Faculty Spotlight
professor emeritus
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.

English
Summer Research
Jamal-Jared Alexander
article
News
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.

English
article
News
Merrill-Cazier Library
Aggie Women
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.”

Jessica Rivera-Mueller
article
English
News
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.

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Alumni Spotlight
English
News
Cecelia Harrison Foxley
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.

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Publication
Ashley Wells
English
News
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.

Andrew Romriell
article
English
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.

News
article
Avery Edenfield
Afsane Rezaei
English
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.

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published
English
Melody Graulich
News
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.

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News
English
Lynne McNeill
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.

Shanan Ballam
News
Mary Ellen Greenwood
English
article
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.

English
article
News
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.

Christopher Gonzalez
article
Latinx
News
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.

Amber Caron
Threepenny Review
News
article
English
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.

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English
Avery Edenfield
News
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.

English
Sky Songs
article
News
Jennifer Sinor
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.

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Isle
English
News
Charles Waugh
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.

English
article
News
published
Melody Graulich
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.

Joyce Kinkead
News
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.

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Faculty
English
News
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.

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News
Joyce Kinkead
English
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

Christine Cooper-Rompato
Chaucer Review
article
English
News
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.

Ben Gunsberg
English
News
article
Reed Magazine
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.

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News
English
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.

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English
News
Christopher Gonzalez
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.

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News
English
Christopher Gonzalez
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.

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article
News
Christine Cooper-Rompato
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
News
article
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*.

English
article
Jennifer Sinor
News
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.

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paul crumbley
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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.

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English Department Awards
English
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.

The Statesman
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Lynne McNeill
Sonia Manuel-Dupont
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.”

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American Scholar
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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.

Marion Bishop
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English
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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.

Sink Hollow
Creative Writing Contest
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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.

Sonia Manuel-Dupont
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English
Robins Awards
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.

Brian McCuskey
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Jeannie Thomas
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.

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Poetry
Liberalis
Logan City Poet Laureate
Shanan Ballam
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.

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Liberalis
Ben Gunsberg
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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."

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Liberalis
Digital Trend of the Year
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Digital Folklore Project
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.

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Kolbie Blume
Liberalis
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

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Liberalis
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

Joyce Kinkead
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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

English
Poetry Path
May Swenson
Liberalis
News
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

Liberalis
Ray B. West
English
News
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
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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.

English
Willa Cather
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Liberalis
Steve Shively
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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

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American Studies
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Liberalis
English
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.

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memes
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Digital Trend of the Year
Liberalis
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.

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Teacher of the Year
English
Liberalis
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.

English
Star Coulbrooke
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faculty focus
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.