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English Department News
National Poetry Month is the perfect opportunity to revisit Geoffrey Chaucer – the father of English literature who is also considered to be one of the greatest poets of the Middle Ages – and one of his most significant poems – the Prologue to the “Canterbury Tales.”
Four exceptional juniors from the English Department have been selected to be 2015-16 Dietrich College of Humanities and Social Sciences Honors Fellows. The Honors Fellowship Program – in its second year – is part of the college’s Senior Honors Program and is designed to give students a head start on their thesis development.
Two English majors, Eleanor Haglund and Jenna Bodnar, were recently accepted into the national honor society of Phi Kappa Phi, which recognizes excellence in scholarship in all academic disciplines. Phi Kappa Phi is the nation’s oldest and most selective collegiate honor society. Haglund, Bodnar, and other students will be inducted on April 26 during a ceremony in McConomy Auditorium in the University Center.