Greetings from the Department Chair!
It’s my pleasure to welcome you and to have this opportunity to express my thanks and share my excitement about the many recent and upcoming activities and accomplishments of the Marquette English community. First, I wish to thank my predecessors in the role of department chair, John Su and Al Rivero. As successive interim chairs during the 2015-2016 academic year, they provided strong and steady leadership, and I am grateful for their ongoing support.
I am also thrilled to welcome three new faculty members to the department: Liz Angeli (Rhetoric and Composition), Lilly Campbell (Rhetoric and Composition), and Ainehi Edoro (Anglophone Literatures). Although they have been with us only a short time, their contributions to our teaching, scholarship, and community have quickly become integral to the life of the department.
This semester FAME (Friends and Alumni/ae of Marquette English) presented “Creative Careers and Where to Find Them” to an enthusiastic audience. The panel, which has become part of a fall tradition, featured three Marquette English grads--
Thanks to Melissa Ganz and Angela Sorby, recipients of a Marquette Innovation Grant, the Humanities Research Colloquium has become a very welcome ongoing feature of department life in all the Humanities disciplines. This semester, the Colloquium brought three speakers to Marquette Hall for research presentations and refreshments, including our very own Amelia Zurcher, Ericka Tucker (Philosophy), and Gordon Hutner (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign). Be sure to check out the calendar of upcoming events on the English Department’s webpage for spring Colloquium presentations and other events.
The Department of English has hosted, co-sponsored, or participated in numerous other events this fall, including the following:
Congratulations are in order to
Last but certainly not least, I wish to thank Cedric Burrows and his Writing Interns for their dedication, hard work, and professionalism in producing the English Department newsletter. You have done all of us in the English Department a great service!
Happy holidays to all!
Sarah Wadsworth, Chair (Fall 2016)