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Winfred Bryan Horner

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One of the premier programs in literary and rhetorical studies in the southwest, the Department of English offers both undergraduate and graduate degree programs. As more people turn from the printed page to the computer screen, the study of English and rhetoric is more vital than ever. We teach students how to read and write effectively in a world of constant messages and messaging. At all levels of their study, students gain invaluable experience deciphering texts and producing their own.


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Lachlan Brown Visiting Professor Reading: Lachlan Brown (Mon, 4/21/14, 12:00 pm, Scharbauer 1010).

The English Department welcomes a visiting professor from down under: Lachlan Brown. He grew up in the suburbs of Sydney and currently teaches literature and creative writing at Charles Sturt University, Wagga Wagga (Australia). His first volume of poetry, Limited Cities, was published by Giramondo in 2012. Lachlan’s poems have also appeared in journals including Relief, Snorkel, Mascara, Westside, Southerly and Heat. (Poster of Event)

Rich Enos Live Oak Reading: Garrett Hongo (4/24/14, 6:30 pm, Palko 130).

Join the Department of English as we welcome Garrett Hongo, author of Coral Road, to the Live Oak Reading Series on Thursday, April 24th at 6:30pm in Palko Hall, room 130. A Japanese American poet, Garrett Hongo was born in Volcano, Hawai'i, in 1951. He attended Pomona University and the University of Michigan. He received his MFA in English from the University of California at Irvine. His collections of poetry include Coral Road: Poems (Alfred A. Knopf, 2011); The River of Heaven (1988), which was the Lamont Poetry Selection of The Academy of American Poets and a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, and Yellow Light (1982). He is also the author of Volcano: A Memoir of Hawai'i (1995), and he has edited Songs My Mother Taught Me: Stories, Plays and Memoir by Wakako Yamauchi (1994) and The Open Boat: Poems from Asian America (1993). His honors include fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Rockefeller Foundation. This event is free and open to the public. (Poster of Event)






    Recent Publications

  • Gender and Space in British Literature, 1660-1820, edited by Mona Narain and Karen Gevirtz (2014)
  • The Wish Book: Poems by Alex Lemon (2014)
  • Cherokee Sister: The Collected Writings of Catherine Brown edited by Theresa Gaul (2014)
  • When Sex Changed: Birth Control Politics and Literature Between the World Wars by Layne Parish Craig (2013).
  • Shakespeare's Anti-Politics: Sovereign Power and the Life of the Flesh by Daniel Juan Gil (2013)
  • Between Day and Night: Miguel Gonzalez-Gerth New and Selected Poems 1946-2010, edited by David Colon (2013)
  • A Feminist Reader, edited by Sharon Harris and Linda Hughes (2013)
  • Women and Rhetoric Between the Wars, edited by Ann George, et al (2013)
  • Exploring Suburbia: The Suburbs in the Contemporary Australian Novel by Nathanael O'Reilly (2012).
  • Rewriting Success in Rhetoric and Composition Careers, edited by Carrie Leverenz, et al (2012)
  • The Lost Men: An Allegory, by David A. Colón (2012).
  • Reclaiming the Rural: Essays on Literacy, Rhetoric, and Pedagogy, edited by Charlotte Hogg, et al (2012).
  • Greek Rhetoric Before Aristotle, 2nd edition, by Richard Leo Enos (2012).
  • Bridging Cultures: International Women Faculty Transforming the US Academy edited by Sarah Robbins, et al. (2011).
  • Nellie Arnott's Writings on Angola, 1905–1913: Missionary Narratives Linking Africa and America by Sarah Robbins, et al. (2011).

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