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English Professor Christopher Schaberg, co-editor of the Object Lessons book series, recently received $250,000 from the National Endowment for the Humanities in support of his essay and book project. Object Lessons explores the hidden lives of ordinary things.

Loyola alumnus Peter Falanga ‘12 works for the Portlandia Art Department, which recently won its second Emmy Award for Outstanding Production Design. Falanga has worked on the show for the past four seasons and currently serves as the Art Department Coordinator.

Dr. Trimiko Melancon, Associate Professor of English, African American Studies, and Women's Studies and Co-Director of the Women's Studies Program, was awarded the 2016 College Language Association Creative Scholarship Award for Unbought and Unbossed: Transgressive Black Women, Sexuality, and Representation.

English Professor Christopher Schaberg recently published an article about the value of a liberal arts education in Inside HigherEd magazine.

Schaberg reflects on the small things his professors did to help him succeed that made all of the difference.

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Give someone the gift of literature this holiday season, brought to you by a few of our esteemed English faculty.

 

Women, Art, and the New Deal

By Katherine H. Adams, William and Audrey Hutchinson Professor, and Michael L. Keene

Students in Dr. Hillary Eklund’s course in “Tudor and Stuart Drama” not only read a number of examples of non-Shakespearean Renaissance drama but also explored in depth one of its forms (the court masque) through a workshop production of Ben Jonson’s Masque of Queens. Find out how they wound up on stage in Canada... 

Letter from Erin Little, English major, ‘15

Modern Language Association annual conference, January 2015

Vancouver, B.C.

I am a person who has come to define myself by how well I do in school. My education has constituted the major structure of my life up to this point, as is true among many of my peers in the senior class. Luckily, I ended up at a university among faculty whose chief goal is to guide students to real success.

The latest play by Chair of the English Department, John Biguenet, called "Broomstick" is receiving rave reviews in both New Orleans and Los Angeles, the two cities in which the play is running concurrently. 

 

http://www.loyno.edu/news/story/2014/9/23/3506

Loyola University New Orleans English professor and human trafficking expert Laura Murphy, Ph.D., has won an international award for her outstanding African literary studies work culminating in her book, “Metaphor and the Slave Trade in West African Literature.” Murphy received the inaugural African Literature Association First Book Award last month.

“Metaphor and the Slave Trade in West African Literature” receives African Literature Association First Book Award

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