Author: Grace Goze


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    Letter from the Chair Spring 2021

    We cover a lot of ground here in the English Department. With major concentrations in creative writing, literature, teaching, linguistics, and professional writing, and graduate programs in most of these areas, we’re sort of like our own little college over here. Social scientists (the linguists, and some of the rhetoricians) rub elbows with artists (the […]

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  • March Good News

    As March comes to a close, take a moment to help us celebrate all of our #bsuenglish accomplishments! Our faculty and alumni have a whole month full of new successes you just have to read about.  Faculty  Gui Garcia Prof. Garcia’s book, Data Visualization and Analysis in Second Language Research, is now available for pre-order (to be […]

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  • An Interview with Alysia Li Ying Sawchyn

    Alysia Li Ying Sawchyn is the author of the essay collection A Fish Growing Lungs, and she is features editor for The Rumpus. Her essays, reviews, and short memoir have appeared in the St. Petersburg Review, Gulf Coast, Brevity, Prairie Schooner, Fourth Genre, the Southeast Review, Sweet: A Literary Confection, the Indiana Review, Hobart, Essay Daily, Assay: A Journal of Nonfiction Studies, and Brevity Blog, among many others. She has […]

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  • An Interview with Joy Priest

    Joy Priest is the author of HORSEPOWER (Pitt Poetry Series, 2020), winner of the Donald Hall Prize for Poetry. She is the recipient of the 2020 Stanley Kunitz Prize, and her poems have appeared in the Academy of American Poets’ Poem-a-Day, APR, The Atlantic, and Poetry Northwest, among others. Her essays have appeared in The Bitter Southerner, Poets & Writers, […]

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  • An Interview with Nancy Wayson Dinan

    Nancy Wayson Dinan is a native Texas who teaches at Western Kentucky University. Her work has appeared in Arts & Letters, Crab Orchard Review, the Cincinnati Review, and others.  She earned her MFA from the Ohio State University and a PhD from Texas Tech. Her debut novel, Things You Would Know If You Grew Up Around Here, was published by Bloomsbury in […]

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  • January & February Good News

    Us #bsuenglish folks just keep accomplishing more and more great things! Read our good news from January and February to share in the joy radiating from our faculty, students, and alumni.  Faculty Dr. Suban Nur Cooley has won the 2021 Conference on College Composition and Communication James Berlin Memorial Outstanding Dissertation Award for her dissertation Carrying […]

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  • Fall Good News

    It’s been a tough fall, but that hasn’t stopped #bsuenglish students and faculty from having a myriad of good news. Continue reading to celebrate all of our department’s achievements from the past couple of months as we near the end of 2020. 

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  • The DLR Searches for Mouthwatering Writing

    Submissions are now open for the eighth issue of the Digital Literature Review, “Food Matters in Literature and Culture”! The following is an interview with faculty advisor Dr. Emily Rutter on the current issue of the Digital Literature Review. Find out more on why the eighth issue is centered around food and how to submit below.  […]

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    Letter from the Chair Fall 2020

    I don’t have to tell you that the last few months have been a challenge. Our alumni are out there, across the country and the world, dealing with All the Things: disrupted child care arrangements, sudden work disruptions, illness, uncertainty, grief. Back here in the English Department, we are wrapping up a semester unlike any […]

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