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English Department News

Q&A with City Theatre Company’s Clare Drobot

The New York Times once described City Theatre Company as “Pittsburgh’s most innovative theater company.” As its Director of New Play Development, Clare Drobot (CW’05) is responsible for reading scripts submitted by writers and helping develop the company’s season of plays. We recently had a chance to ask Drobot about her work at City Theatre.

Creative Writing Alumna Wins National Fiction Prize

Anne Ray (CW'00) has won the national Danahy Fiction Prize for her short story, “Please Repeat My Name.” The Danahy Fiction Prize is given annually for previously unpublished works of short fiction entries that are judged by “Tampa Review,” the faculty-edited literary journal of the University of Tampa. Ray received a $1,000 award for her story, which will be published in a forthcoming issue of the journal.

Chris Warren Completes Ireland Fellowship Dedicated To Digital Humanities Project

Associate Professor of English Christopher N. Warren recently completed a month-long fellowship at the National University of Ireland (NUI) Galway, where he worked on a new digital humanities project called “Distant Reading the ‘Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (ODNB).’”

Career Guidance: New Course Explores Options, Helps Students Prepare

In the “Pathways: Dietrich College Career Exploration Seminar” mini course, students will meet alumni, learn about their career trajectories and use their stories to inspire their own professional development plans. The course will be led by English Department Special Faculty Member Jennifer Keating-Miller.

Alumni Make Pittsburgh A Better Place Through The Sprout Fund

Through their work at The Sprout Fund, English Department alumni Cathy Lewis Long (LCS, PW’91) and Ryan Coon (CW, English’06) are making Pittsburgh a better place to live, work and play.

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highlighted events

Giler Lecture in the Humanities
October 24, 4:30p, Porter Hall 100
Visiting Writers Series: Katie Chase and Andrew Milward
October 26, 7p, Studio Theater- University Center First Floor
Rhetoric Series Featuring Patricia Roberts-Miller
October 27, 4:30 p, Baker Hall 136A

Faculty Books

Warren, Christopher. Literature and the Law of Nations, 1580-1680. Oxford University Press, 2015.

Literature and the Law of Nations Book Cover

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