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Department News & Events

Fall 2016

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Faculty News
  • The Department is pleased to welcome one new full-time faculty member for the 2016-2017 Academic Year: Dr. Maureen Gallagher

  • Dr. Faith Barrett has been granted tenure, Drs. Emad Mirmotahari and Danielle St. Hilaire have been granted tenure and promoted to the rank of Associate Professor, and Dr. Laura Engel has been promoted to Full Professor

  • Dr. Danielle St. Hilaire has been appointed Director of Graduate Studies

  • Dr. Sarah Breckenridge Wright has been appointed Director of Undergraduate Studies

The Fall 2016-Spring 2017 Theater Schedule


:Lexicon Open Mic Night

The first Open Mic Night of the year will be held on Saturday, September 17th at 7pm in the Union NiteSpot!

 If you are interested in reading or performing, you can sign up here. All attendees will be entered to win a :Lexicon prize pack (including a t-shirt, stickers, and copies of previous issues).

Washington Internship Institute/Fellowship Workshop

Students: are you interested in applying for the Washington Internship Institute? The Washington Internship Institute Informational Meeting will be held  Wed., Sept. 14 at 4:15 p.m. in CH 644

The Workshop on National/International Fellowships & Grants will be held Thurs., Sept. 15 at 4:30 p.m. in CH 644

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 barrettf@duq.edu

September 28, 2016

Mary Ann L. Miller (poetry) and J.C. Todd (poetry)
Simon Silverman Phenomenology Center, 1st floor, Gumberg Library

October 19, 2016

Barbara Campbell (poetry) and Irina Reyn (fiction)
Genesius Theater

November 7, 2016

Barbara Wuest (poetry) and Marc Nieson (non-fiction)
Genesius Theater

February 22, 2017

Malcolm Friend (poetry) and Yona Harvey (poetry)
Genesius Theater

March 23, 2017

Ellen McGrath Smith (poetry) and Elizabeth Robinson (poetry)
Genesius Theater

April 5, 2017

Marla Anzalone (non-fiction) and Jeff Martin (fiction)
Genesius Theater


September 23, 2016

Alumni Homecoming Poetry Reading featuring Dr. Robert Giannetti, Dr. Ellen McGrath Smith, Brian Tierney, and Brianna Brown, 4-6pm, Gumberg Library Curriculum Center

September 24, 2016

Reading by Distinguished Professor Emeritus and alumnus Dr. Samuel Hazo, 10am, Genesius Theater


All Colloquia begin at 3:00 pm in 644 College Hall.

September 16, 2016

Lisa Weddell, PhD Candidate, will present "‘No Place for a Man to be a Man': Captain Mirvan and the Antithesis of Gentility in Frances Burney's Evelina" and Dr. Matthew Ussia will present "The Folly of Fallen Futures: Reading and Teaching Edward Bellamy's Looking Backward after 'The End of History'"

October 14, 2016

Dr. Erin Johns Speese and PhD candidate Ashley Kunsa (papers TBA)

November 11, 2016

Dr. Anna Gibson and visiting scholar Sergio Mendez

Alumni Newsletter

Much Ado

 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: Shawntaye Sledge, at (412)396-6420 or sledges@duq.edu

Current Issue:  Spring 2016

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