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Achievements

On May 17, 2022, Dr. Elizabeth Watkins gave the keynote address at Country Day's Humanities Capstone Conference. She spoke to the entire upper school at Metairie Park Country Day, at least 225 students, and stayed around afterwards to answer more questions the students had. Three of the students pictured here are joining the Wolf Pack this coming fall!

Provost Distinguished Professor of English, Dr. Hillary Eklund, won the College of Arts and Sciences Faculty Excellence in Advising Award for 2022. Meanwhile, Dorothy Harrell Brown Distinguished Professor of English and Director of the Center for Editing and Publishing, Dr. Christopher Schaberg, penned the article, "Quitting Academic Twitter" for Inside Higher Education this May.

Each year the English department recognizes English majors who excel in each of our three major tracks: Literature, Writing, and Film & Digital Media. This year's winner of the Award of Excellence in Literature, Roman Audi, is not pictured. And Mojo Williams, not pictured, won the Award of Excellence in Film and Digital Media. This year, however, there was a three-way tie for the Award of Excellence in Writing. Here are those awarding-winning juniors:

Dr. Hillary Eklund received the 2019 Monroe Kirk Spears Award from Studies in English Literature, 1500-1900 for her Spring 2019 article, "Shakespeare's Littoral and the Dramas of Loss and Store." Read the winning piece here: https://muse.jhu.edu/article/725099

Loyola’s new student-run literary journal MERAKI has published its first edition! Meraki is a modern Greek term for what happens when you leave a piece of your soul, creativity, or love in your work. The journal includes visual arts and creative writing submissions from Loyola students. 

 

Check out this new journal here!

Each year the English department recognizes English majors who excel in each of our three major tracks: Literature, Writing, and Film & Digital Media. This year the department recognizes the following juniors:

This year’s senior honors theses can’t be presented live, but the English Department still wants to celebrate seniors who who will graduate with honors this year. Read their project abstracts below!

 

Each year the English department recognizes English majors who excel in each our three major tracks: Literature, Writing, and Film & Digital Media. This year the department recognizes the following juniors:

Department of English alumnus Kirby Voss graduated from Loyola University New Orleans in 2014 with a Bachelor of Arts in English with a concentration in Film and Digital Media. At 14, Kirby realized he wanted to be a director after watching the 1964 comedy Dr. Strangelove, and that passion for films and filmmaking has inspired him ever since.

Loyola English graduate Weldon Ryckman has a short story at Terrain.org that was a finalist in its recent 10th annual fiction contest. Go Weldon!

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