The first Courtyard Poet competition took place on 29 September. Four poets gave performances, and one was chosen by the audience as the Courtyard Poet. Watch this space for the next competition. Rod Sachs has several new poets lined up to read their work. The event takes place in the Architecture Courtyard on the west side of campus.
Hermanns Lectures Announced
Dr. Desirée Henderson is Chair of the Hermanns Lectures for 2015, and she has announced the topic for this year's lecture series.
Translator of Anna Karenina Arrives 30 September for International Translation Day Event
The Department of Modern Languages, the Department of English, the Arlington Public Library, the College of Liberal Arts, the Honors College, the UTA Library, and The Charles McDowell Center for Critical Languages are delighted to announce a reading and book signing by Marian Schwartz at noon on September 30 in the Palo Pinto Room of the University Center.
Marian Schwartz has translated over sixty volumes of Russian classic and contemporary fiction, history, biography, criticism, and fine art. She is the principal English translator of the works of Nina Berberova and translated the New York Times’ bestseller The Last Tsar, by Edvard Radzinsky, as well as classics by Mikhail Bulgakov, Ivan Goncharov, Yuri Olesha, and Mikhail Lermontov
Four Departmental Members Receive Honors
Four English Department members received recognition at the Faculty Awards Ceremony on September 17.
Dr. Desirée Henderson was honored for receiving a University Research Enhancement Award.
Dr. James Warren accepted the COLA Outstanding Teacher Award.
Dr. Jackie Stodnick was honored for being selected for a Faculty Development Leave for Fall 2015 to work on a book.
Bethany Shaffer won the Outstanding Advisor Award in COLA.
February 2016 As part of the department's relationship with the University of Kingston in London, French philosopher Catherine Malabou will visit in February to discuss literature and neuroscience.
Assistant Professor Receives Teaching Award
A departmental committee awarded Dr. Yuejiao Zhang the 2014-2015 Faculty Impact Award. This annual interdepartmental award acknowledges a faculty member (or members) who has made a particular impact in the areas of teaching or service. Dr. Zhang learned about the award at the end of the spring semester. Currently, she is serving as a consultant for a joint project English has with the College of Engineering that involves a special course for freshmen Engineering majors. In that course, English instructors will be helping the students learn about writing.
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