2011 News-Department of English - Carnegie Mellon University

2011 News

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Terrance Hayes Appointed to President Obama's National Student Poets Program

TerranceAward-winning poet and Department of English Professor Terrance Hayes has been chosen to serve as a panelist for President Barack Obama's new National Student Poets Program (NSPP), the country's highest honor for young poets presenting original work. MORE
Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Carnegie Mellon Press Publishes "Dear Gloria: Homesick for America in Wartime Japan"

DearGloriaPublished by Carnegie Mellon University Press on the 70th anniversary of Pearl Harbor, "Dear Gloria: Homesick for America in Wartime Japan" is the diary of Japanese teenager Toneko Kimura, written in the form of letters to her childhood best friend.

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Thursday, December 1, 2011

Hilary Masters' Novel Wins a USABookNews.com Best Books 2011 Award

MastersCarnegie Mellon English Department professor Hilary Masters' latest novel, "Post: A Fable" has won a USABookNews.com Best Books 2011 Award in the literary fiction category. 

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Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Two English Department Seniors Named ACS Scholars

KesllerYulinCaroline Kessler and Yulin Kuang are members of the 2012 class of Andrew Carnegie Society Scholars.


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Saturday, November 19, 2011

Alum to Donate Portion of Book Proceeds to Charity

NealReillyIn light of the recent scandal at Penn State, alum LeAnn Neal Reilly will be donating a portion of the proceeds from her latest novel, Saint Sebastian's Head, to the Heath Evans Foundation, a charity that provides counseling and therapy to victims of childhood sexual abuse. MORE
Tuesday, November 15, 2011

English Department Teaching Award Recipients Announced

HeatherAlexisHeather Steffen and Alexis Teagarden have received the 2011-2012 English Department Graduate Student Teaching Award.

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Sunday, November 6, 2011

Divya Krishnan Explores Gender and Leadership Issues

DivyaDuring the month of October and into November, student Divya Krishnan has been participating in the Women's Leadership Program at Carnegie Mellon, a program designed to empower and inspire undergraduate and graduate women in campus leadership roles. MORE
Thursday, November 3, 2011

Students Launch Literary Journal Focusing on Emerging Writers

Printed Oriented Bastards coverThe inaugral issue of Print Oriented Bastards, the creative literary journal developed by Marci Calabretta ('11) and Inès Pujos ('12), is to be released on November 11.

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Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Author Ta-Nehisi Coates Speaks to Students

Ta-Nehisi Coates, Senior Editor for The Atlantic, spoke at Carnegie Mellon last Wednesday, as part of the English Department's Adamson Awards Speaker Series. MORE
Monday, October 31, 2011

Christopher Warren on "O Brave New World: Shakespeare's 'The Tempest'"

Chris WarrenAn opinion piece, titled "O Brave New World" Shakespeare's ‘The Tempest' turns 400 tomorrow," from English Professor Christopher Warren was published October 31 in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
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