We Support Our International Students

In the wake of the recent presidential executive order on immigration, the Miami University Department of English reaffirms its unwavering and unequivocal support for our international students and their families.  We will do everything in our power to ensure that our international students’ civil and human rights are respected and protected. As our University Statement of Nondiscrimination states, we do not and will not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, military status, or veteran status. In our department we do not merely agree to discourage and prevent discrimination – we actively endeavor to welcome, value, and support our students, faculty, and staff from all walks of life and locations of the world.

We Support Our Transgender Students

Statement from Jayne Brownell, Miami University Vice President for Student Affairs:
I want to reaffirm Miami’s commitment to the success of all of our students without regard to sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or other characteristic that makes them unique. As a community, Miami has made important progress in recent years in removing barriers that make it more difficult for transgender students to fully participate in their college experience, and we will stay the course as we move forward. Miami will continue its support of transgender students through efforts such as the preferred name project, providing all-gender bathrooms, and by offering a range of on-campus residential options. The recent action taken by the U.S. Department of Education and Department of Justice to revoke the Dear Colleague Letter on Transgender Students will not diminish our commitment to and support of our transgender students, faculty, and staff. If you have questions or concerns, please contact Jane Goettsch, Rhonda Jackson, Dr. Kelley Kimple, Dr. Scott Walter, or Dr. Mike Curme at 513-529-1510.

Recent Faculty Publications

  • Medieval Studies and the Ghost Stories of M. R. James

    Medieval Studies and the Ghost Stories of M. R. James


    New book by Associate Professor Patrick Murphy, Medieval Studies and the Ghost Stories of M. R. JamesPenn State University Press (2017). 

    "In this thorough, eloquent, and convincing study, Patrick Murphy sheds important new light on one of the most renowned medievalists of the early twentieth century and on the means by which the Middle Ages continue to remake, and be remade by, popular culture." 

  • The Last Mistress of Jose Rizal

    The Last Mistress of Jose Rizal


    New short story collection from Brian Roley, associate professor of English and creative writing.

    "This beautiful collection of stories revolves around generational experiences of interconnected Filipino families…elegant…The sudden revelations in these stories make them very raw, convincing, nostalgic yet lyrical and the endings are filled with a faint whiff of sorrow that will never completely die."

  • History of Art: Stories

    History of Art


    New fiction collection from Margaret Luongo, associate professor of creative writing.

    "The stories in History of Art examine the definitive, yet paradoxical, preoccupations of humankind—namely art-making and war—and the emotions that underpin both: passion and sentimentality, obsession and delusion, ambition and insecurity, fear and envy."
  • The Value of Virginia Woolf

    The Value of Virginia Woolf


    Professor Madelyn Detloff “examines not only the significance of her most celebrated fiction but the function of time and allegory, natural and urban spaces, voice and language that give Woolf’s writings their perennial appeal. 

  • Sex for Sale: Six Progressive-era Brothel Dramas

    Sex for Sale
    This new book from Katie Johnson, associate professor of literature, provides "a new history of U.S. theatre that reveals the brothel drama’s crucial role in shaping attitudes toward sexuality, birth control, immigration, urbanization, and women’s work."