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Department of English Language and Literature


Chelsea Hawthorne-Rogers lands tenure-track job!

English PhD student to start as Assistant Professor at Charleston Southern U in the Fall 2023

Eli Jelly-Schapiro publishes new book on world literature and critical theory

Moments of Capital explores the conflicted unity of global theory and culture

Claire Jiménez's What Happened to Ruthy Ramirez published to crucial acclaim

New novel explores the reverberations of a thirteen-year-old Latina's disappearance

English MFA Alum is Columbia's New Poet Laureate

Jennifer Bartell Boykin, MFA 2014, takes up the charge to "encourage appreciation and dissemination of poetry in Columbia"

Holly Crocker's Matter of Virtue Wins 2023 Singerman Prize

A "timely intervention ... that helps us rethink the gendered ecologies of ethics and virtue

Cola Literary Review Vol. 1 Now Out!

Editors Samantha Liming and Briley Jones relaunch MFA journal

Michael Gavin publishes Literary Mathematics

Book explores the methods and value of quantitative analysis

David Greven publishes volume on Ryan Murphy

Co-edited book collects essays on Murphy's Queer America

Leon Jackson and Hannah Rule Win Teaching Awards

The Department of English continues to honor its outstanding faculty as Teachers of the Year!

English welcomes four new tenured & tenure-track faculty in Fall 2022!

Claire Jimenez, April Langley, Joy Peltier, and Tharini Viswanath

Dr. Dianne Johnson-Feelings (aka, Dinah Johnson) publishes H is for Harlem

An illustrated alphabet book for young readers

Evren Özselçuk publishes new book on cultural texts from Turkey

Professor's work explores depictions of Turkey's provinces and of Turkey as a province

English Department grad students win College and University awards

Parker Stoker, Chelsea Hawthorne, and Jenna Marco have been recognized for their intellectual accomplishments and contributions to their fields.

Whitted wins university's top research award

Dr. Qiana Whitted has won the University of South Carolina's 2022 Russell Research Award for the Humanities and Social Sciences

Countryman wins prestigious CAS award

Professor recognized with a McCausland Faculty Fellowship

Ed Madden doubly recognized!!

Professor wins SC Governor's and Breakthrough Leadership in Research Awards

Nikky Finney wins Mercer University's Thomas Robinson Prize

Renowned poet, professor, and author has been awarded a prestigious prize for Southern Literature

Cynthia Davis Feels the Pain in New Book on Literary Realism

How can literature respond to a culture dedicated to avoiding pain?

Jessica McCartha in the Advisor Spotlight

Student Services Coordinator recognized for her knowledge, initiative, and care with undergraduate students

Samuel Amadon publishes new book of poems

Often, Common, Some, and Free offers lyrical meditations on a world and self in constant flux

Alumna Cat Baab-Muguira publishes book on Poe

Poe for Your Problems explores Poe's failures as key to his--and your!--success

Department Honors Top Teachers

Countryman and Fenske Win Annual Awards

Mark Minett in pop-up video on comic books

Professor Minett discusses the evolution of the superhero Hawkeye

David Shields publishes new book in Southern food studies

English professor teams up with chef Kevin Mitchell to coauthor Taste the State: South Carolina's Signature Foods, Recipes, & Their Stories

English alumni help make local indie film

Holy Irresistible, from Local Cinema Studios, features Lilly Heidary and Suzanne Swavely in production roles


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