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Dr. Leland Tabares and Dr. Sakinah Hofler will be joining the English faculty this fall as Visiting Assistant professors. Both professors are highly accomplished and published writers. Dr. Tabares' work centers on literature, labor, and racialization in contemporary American culture. Dr. Sakinah Hofler is a fiction writer, poet, and playwright who successfully defended her dissertation this spring at the University of Cincinnati where she was an Albert C. Yates Fellow.

We are so excited to welcome them both to the Department of English at Loyola University!

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!

Dr. Mark Yakich received the Dux Academicus award at the January 2020 President's Convocation. This is the highest faculty award presented by Loyola University New Orleans. It honors achievements in scholarship, teaching, and service. 

Department of English alumna Rosalind “Rosie” Seidel credits many of her career achievements to the importance of networking and working internships. She also encourages students to go off-campus and explore New Orleans whenever possible.  

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