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Loyola English graduate Weldon Ryckman has a short story at 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.  

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.

Read the article now

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.


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