English News Spotlights

  • Tony Silva Lecture

    Visiting Lecturer Discusses Second Language Research Studies

    Professor Tony Silva, Director of English as a Second Language (ESL) Writing Program at Purdue University, visited Miami's Oxford campus recently to lecture on “The Disciplinary Development of Second Language Writing Studies.”
  • Negotiating the Distance: Miami's Annual Translation Symposium

    The Creative Writing Program’s recent symposium on Literature in Translation focused on the translation practices, scholarship, and creative work of writer-translators Kazim Ali, Philip Metres, and Nathanaël.
  • Literary London

    London Study Abroad Experience Enhances Students’ Love of Literature

    Miami University’s Literary London program, a summer study abroad opportunity dedicated to introducing students to the abundant literary culture and history in that city, is an experience that cannot be duplicated by a mere vacation. For six weeks, it places students in the heart of a city where writers and literary enthusiasts have been flocking for centuries, which impresses any student with an interest in literature.


  • Literary London

    Literary London Summer 2015 Events

    • Don't miss the bus! Fall Info Session—Tues, November 4 @ 5:30pm, BAC 337
    • You are invited to our London Trivia Quiz Night on Friday, November 14 @ 5:30pm, BAC 337
  • FICTION READING: Becky Adnot-Haynes & John Mauk

    Thursday, November 6th at 7:30 pm
    Leonard Theater, Peabody Hall

    Becky Adnot-Haynes’ debut story collection, THE YEAR OF PERFECT HAPPINESS, is the winner of the 2014 Katherine Anne Porter Prize in Short Fiction. Her stories have appeared in such journals as The Missouri ReviewThe Indiana ReviewThe Literary ReviewWest BranchPANK, and Hobart, where her story “Baby Boy” was the winner of the Buffalo Prize for short fiction. She holds a PhD in English & Comparative Literature with an emphasis in fiction writing from the University of Cincinnati, where she also served on the editorial staff of The Cincinnati Review. She lives in Cincinnati, Ohio. 

    John Mauk is the author of FIELD NOTES FOR THE EARTHBOUND, a novel in stories, which was a finalist in Black Lawrence Press’ 2012 Hudson Prize, as well as the short collection THE REST OF US, winner of the Michigan Writers Cooperative’s 2010 Chapbook Prize. He is also the author of a number of highly-regarded college texts on rhetoric and writing including INVENTING ARGUMENTS and THE COMPOSITION OF EVERYDAY LIFE. He holds an MA in literature from the University of Toledo and a PhD in rhetoric from Bowling Green State University and currently teaches in the English department at Miami University.

International Programs

  • SYSU Partnerships

    The Department of English offers two academic programs: a 3+1 Undergraduate Program and a 1+1 Graduate Program in close partnership with Sun Yat-sen University in Guangzhou, China.

  • Literary London

    Explore the literature, history, and culture of one of the world’s greatest metropolitan cities through the Literary London program. This six-week, 7-credit summer experience is open to all majors.
  • Luxembourg

    The Miami University John E. Dolibois Center (MUDEC) in Luxembourg provides students with the opportunity to study and live in a vibrant European setting. Summer, semester, and year-long programs are available. 

Recent Faculty Publications

  • Field Notes from the Earthbound

    A debut novel from John Mauk, Visiting Assistant Professor of Composition and Rhetoric. "Cursed by tenderhearted witches, saved by Nazarene healers, and haunted by brazen lunatics, the characters in Field Notes for the Earthbound yearn to escape the relentless horizon of Northwestern Ohio" (Black Lawrence Press). 

  • Reading Chinese Fortune Cookie

    Reading Chinese Fortune Cookie: The Making of Chinese American Rhetoric

    In this Chinese edition of Reading Chinese Fortune Cookie, Professor LuMing Mao discusses the rhetoric of Chinese American speakers, which has wide implications for the teaching of writing in English and for our understanding of cross-cultural influences in discourse.

  • Eating Asian America

    Eating Asian America: A Food Studies Reader

    Associate Professor Anita Mannur's co-edited collection, Eating Asian America "is the first collection to consider the fraught itineraries of Asian American immigrant histories and how they are inscribed in the production and dissemination of ideas about Asian American foodways" (NYU Press).

  • Comparative Rhetoric

    Comparative Rhetoric: Traversing Rhetorical Times, Places, and Spaces

    Professor LuMing Mao edited this collection of essays published this year by Routledge. "By turning attention to how histories of cross-border and cross-cultural contacts mobilize different conditions of possibility and engagement, this collection of essays by established and emergent scholars develops a range of new approaches to comparative rhetorical studies in our age of globalization."

  • Yu-Fang Cho

    Uncoupling American Empire: Cultural Politics of Deviance and Unequal Difference, 1890-1910

    Associate Professor Yu-Fang Cho looks at how the institutionalization of marriage shaped imagined relationships among working people in her book, Uncoupling American Empire.