English Department News at UIUC

Robert J. and Katherin Carr Visiting Writers Series Begins Feb 8

Published Date:January 26, 2007

Four award-winning authors will visit the University of Illinois early this year to read from their works, talk about their craft and meet future writers and their professors in the university's Creative Writing Program.

Published Date: January 26, 2007


Deepti Misri is named a 2007 Woodrow Wilson Dissertation Fellow in Women's Studies

Published Date:January 25, 2007

Deepti Misri, English graduate student named as a 2007 Woodrow Wilson Dissertation Fellow for her dissertation, Reading Violence: Gender and Violence in Post-Independence South Asian Fiction (1947-present)

Published Date: January 25, 2007


Professor Robert Dale Parker has new book

Published Date:January 23, 2007

English professor Robert Dale Parker has written a new book about the "remarkable body of writing" of Jane Johnston Schoolcraft, an Ojibwe Indan from the Great Lakes Country.

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Published Date: January 23, 2007


Maxwell Named University Scholar

Published Date:November 30, 2006

William Maxwell, Associate Professor of English a UIUC, has been named one of six University Scholars for 2006-2009. The other 2006 winners are Fouad Abd-El-Khalick (Curriculum and Instruction), Paul V. Braun (Materials Science and Engineering), Jie Chen (Cell and Structural Biology), Robert Ghrist (Mathematics), and Paul R. Selvin (Physics).

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Published Date: November 30, 2006


Prendergast Receives NCTE David H. Russell Award

Published Date:November 18, 2006

Catherine Prendergast, Associate Professor of English at UIUC, has received the NCTE David H. Russell Award, which "recognizes published research in language, literature, rhetoric, teaching procedures, or cognitive processes that may sharpen the teaching or the content of English at any level." This is the FOURTH national award won by her book Literacy and Racial Justice: The Politics of Learning after Brown versus Board of Education .

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Published Date: November 18, 2006