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Caribbean Erotic, an anthology of poetry, short stories and essays from the Anglophone, Francophone and Hispanophone Caribbean was published by Peepal Tree Press in December 2010.

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Congratulations to Professor Les Standiford! His new book, Bringing Adam Home: The Abduction that Changed America was released on March 1, 2011.

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Congratulations to Andy Strycharski!

Congratulations to Professor Andy Strycharski for receiving the Gerald F. Rubio prize for the best article in the Sidney Journal, 2010, for his piece, “Pedagogical Affect in the Early Sidney-Languet Correspondence,� Sidney Journal 28.1 (2010): 25–51.

Congratulations Paula Gillespie!

Congratulations is in order for Professor Paula Gillespie (writing with Bradley Hughes and Harvey Kail), who was awarded the International Writing Center Association Scholarship Award for the Outstanding Article 2010. The award is for the article “What They Take with Them: Findings from the Peer Writing Tutor Alumni Research Project� and it was published in The Writing Center Journal, Volume 30, Number 2, Fall 2010.


MFA alumna, Patricia Engel, continues to receive many honors for her debut novel, Vida. Most recently, she was one of five finalists for the NY Public Library's 2011 Young Lions Fiction Award. Congratulations Patricia! Click for more information.

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Thank you to our Alumni for continuing to support the English Department! See our thank you video on our Facebook page (and join us there)!

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Assistant Professor Heidi Scott, ecocritic and scholar of 19th century British literature and science was featured in the Miami Herald on June 1, 2011. For her interview, click More Information.

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Congratulations are in order to Professor Lynne Barrett, whose third collection of short stories, entitled Magpies, has been published by Carnegie Mellon University Press. See below for CMU's press release. Professor Barrett will be launching her book on October 1 at Books and Books in Coral Gables, FL.

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In this course, you will discuss and write about what civic role you can play in local, national, and global communities, as well as how you can use writing to advance professional goalsand the goals of various communities that matter to you.The course is being offered on Tues/Thurs from 12:30-1:45.Read more on the attached flyer.

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Please review the attached flyer for an exciting new class being offered Spring 2012. The course is called Writing About the Exile Experience and is being offered by Prof. Tania Lopez.

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The Importance of the Liberal Arts Degree

Any students thinking about a degree in the liberal arts and wondering what sort of career they can plan for?

The English Department's chair, Dr. James Sutton was interviewed by CBS 4 in Miami about the new William Shakespeare movie Anonymous. View Dr. Sutton's interview here

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Congratulations are in order to Campbell McGrath, who is one of the recipients of the annual United States Artists grants. He is among five literature fellows thus recognized. Click for more information

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