Department News & Events
The Department is pleased to welcome five new full-time faculty members: Anna Gibson, Marianne Holohan, Justin Kishbaugh, Erin Johns Speese, and Sarah Breckenridge Wright.
Dr. Jim Purdy has been granted tenure and promoted to the rank of Associate Professor.
Dr. Laura Engel and Dr. Stuart Kurland will be on sabbatical for the Fall 2014 semester.
Graduate Student News
Ashley Kunsa received a McAnulty College and Graduate School Dissertation Fellowship for 2014-2015.
Meet some of our Current Ph.D. Students!
Coffee House Readings
The Coffee House Reading Series is a monthly reading of creative writing at the Barnes & Noble Café in the Power Center on Forbes Avenue. Organized and sponsored by Duquesne University's English Department, the series aims to develop the creative writing and arts community on Duquesne's campus by inviting established writers to present their work along side the work of students and other emerging writers. You can view the current semester's schedule of readings below. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
ALL READINGS WILL TAKE PLACE IN THE BARNES & NOBLE CAFÉ, POWER CENTER, at 7:00 pm
All Coloquia begin at 3:00 pm in 644 College Hall.
Friday, September 26
Dr. Magali Michael will present "A Twist on Characterization in Jon McGregor's If Nobody Speaks of Remarkable Things" and Ph.D. student Lisa Weddell will present "Re-Incarnating the Father of American Exploration: The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket."
Friday, October 24
Dr. Stuart Kurland and Ph.D. student Rachel Luckenbill
Friday, November 21
Mike Begnal and Ph.D. candidate Ian Butcher
Justin Kishbaugh, Ph.D.
Friday, October 3 at 2:30 pm
"Pound's Progress: The Vortextual Evolution of Imagism and Its Poetic Image."
Director: Linda Kinnahan, First Reader: Elizabeth Savage (Professor of English, Fairmont State University), Second Reader: Judy Suh
:lexicon, Duquesne's Literary and Arts Journal, is now accepting submissions for the Fall 2014 volume! Submissions from faculty and students are welcomed in fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, and visual art. The deadline for submissions is Wednesday, September 17, so submit your work soon! All pieces of visual work will be considered for the issue's cover, and one work of art will also be chosen for an award. Please visit :lexicon's website for more information and submission guidelines.
Friday, September 12
3:00 pm, 105 College Hall
I Am Camera
By John Van Druten
October 2-4 and 9-11
Starlight Room Cabaret
Written and directed by students
A Chaste Maid in Cheapside
By Thomas Middleton
February 5-7 and 12-14
By David Rimmer
April 16-18 and 23-25
One Acts for Charity
All shows begin at 8:00 pm in Peter Mills Auditorium and are FREE with Duquesne ID, Carlow ID, or Red Masquers Card.
Graduate Student Events
Modernist Studies Association Conference
Duquesne University will host the 2014 Modernist Studies Association Conference at the Omni William Penn, November 6-9, 2014.
Please visit the MSA page for more information.
The department is proud to announce the publication of our Alumni newsletter, "Much Ado". First published in Spring 2008, the newsletter was developed as a way for our graduates to stay up-to-date with what is happening in the department, as well as with each other. The department hopes to publish a new issue each semester.
We want to hear from you! If you have had any works published, presented papers, received an award or new position, or participated in anything else that you think may be of interest to our Alumni, please let us know.
Also, let us know if you would like to be included on the newsletter email and/or mailing list.
Contact: Nora McBurney, at (412)396-6420 or email@example.com
Current issue: Vol. 6, Issue 2- Fall 2013