English Department

at the University of Michigan-Flint

Two Books in Spring

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Professors Mary Jo Kietzman and Fred Svoboda have new books out this year. They are The Biblical Covenant in Shakespeare (Palgrave Macmillan) and Understanding John Updike (U of South Carolina).

Murder in the Writing Center??

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Of course, you might think it was only a matter of time. Seriously, recent English graduate Adam Beardslee has a detective/suspense novel available via Amazon’s Kindle Direct Publishing. You can “Look Inside” to get a preview here. The murder doesn’t quite happen in the Writing Center, but the main character does seem to teach at

What Can You Do With an English Major?

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Bob Bement (UMF 1984-1988) has served the last 21 years as a commissioned officer in the Air Force. He has visited over 35 countries in that time and has been stationed in several foreign lands, to include Japan, Germany, Saudi Arabia, Honduras, and Alabama. A career intelligence officer, Bob has reached the rank of lieutenant

New PBS Program Directed by Rodney Brown

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Abraham Lincoln and other dignitaries attended the November 9 premiere at the Michigan Historic Center in Lansing of “The Michigan Experience: The Civil War Years” partly developed as a part of Rodney Brown’s graduate work in the department. The one hour program will air on Veterans Day and after on a number of stations, in

Margo LaGattuta, 1942-2011

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Long time lecturer in first year writing Margo LaGattuta died August 22 after a brief illness. She was a kind instructor and a noted poet, winner of the Mark Twain Award for Poetry in 2005 from the Society for the Study of Midwestern Literature. For an appreciation of her life and work see this column

Scott Atkinson’s Short Story Wins Award

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English grad student Scott Atkinson’s story “Old Blue Hat” has been awarded the 2011 David Diamond Student Writing Prize by the Society for the Study of Midwestern Literature. Congratulations to Scott and to Stephanie Carpenter, who organized a session at the Society’s annual conference in East Lansing, shepherded students to the conference, and, of course,