English News Spotlights

  • Miami University Press Book Awarded Persian Translation Prize

    The American Institute of Iranian Studies has awarded Geoffrey Squires’ Hafez: Translations and Interpretations of the Ghazals its
    Lois Roth Persian Translation Prize for 2014.

    "Squires’ intimate familiarity with the poems, and the clarity and crispness of the diction he employs, almost makes Hafez a contemporary writer, but without obscuring from today’s reader the chronological and cultural difference, and the unique qualities of the fixed-form ghazal he practiced."
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  • Off-Campus Internships Give PW Students an Edge

    The Miami University Professional Writing Program encourages its students to engage in experiences that will strengthen and enrich their rhetorical knowledge and writing skills outside the classroom. Throughout their time at Miami in the PW program, students LaQues Harrison, Cynthia Marcinek and Allie Davis participated in several off-campus internships that helped give them an edge in a highly competitive job market. 

  • Beyond Bachelor Hall Panel Discussion

    Spotlight on English Careers: Beyond Bachelor Hall

    This year’s Beyond Bachelor Hall event featured five professionals who began their careers in the same situation as their listeners – as English undergraduates. The panelists represented an array of careers from textbook publishing and marketing, to academic administration, book sales, and ESL. 

  • 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.

Events

  • Rodrigo Toscano

    Poetry Reading: Rodrigo Toscano

    The Creative Writing Program welcomes poet, playwright, and labor activist Rodrigo Toscano.

    Monday, February 2, 7:30PM
    Miami University Bookstore, Shriver Hall

  • Kseniya Melnik

    Fiction Reading: Kseniya Melnik

    The Creative Writing Program welcomes short story writer Kseniya Melnik.

    Monday, February 9, 7:30PM
    Miami University Bookstore, Shriver Hall

    Kseniya Melnik was born in Magadan, in the far northeast of Russia, and emigrated to Alaska at the age of 15.   Her first collection of stories, Snow in May, is set in Magadean, and was one of the most acclaimed debuts of 2014 – Recommended by The New Yorker, The New York Public Library, Alan Cheuse of NPR,Grantland • Shortlisted for the 2014 International Dylan Thomas Prize • Longlisted for the Frank O’Connor International Short Story Award.

  • Spring Street Reading Series: February Edition

    Wednesday, February 18th at 7PM
    Miami University Bookstore, Shriver

    Join OxMag and the Miami University Bookstore for the first graduate program reading of the semester!

    Fiction: Andrew Marlowe Bergman and Samantha Edmonds
    Poetry: Steve Dudas and Emily Corwin 

International Programs

  • 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.
  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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."

  • 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).

  • 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.