English Alumna Receives Prestigious Fellowship

Joanna Gardner (B.A. '13) has been awarded a 2019 Skadden Fellowship in her third year at Rutgers Law School. "The highly competitive Skadden Foundation postgraduate fellowships provide two years of full-time funding to graduating students who wish to pursue projects at public interest organizations that will improve legal services for the poor."

While at Catholic U., Joanna served as a writer and Opinions editor for The Tower and worked as a summer intern for Commonweal Magazine. Following graduation, Joanna served for a year at Amigos de Jesus, an orphanage in rural Honduras, before taking the position of Communications and Marketing Manager for Catholic Charities (Diocese of Camden), during which time she won the Egan Journalism Fellowship.

Spring Lecture and Party

Current undergraduate and graduate students, faculty, staff, alumni, and friends of the English department are invited to a year-end celebration on Tuesday, April 23rd at 3:30pm in Gowan 400

To mark the bicentennial of Herman Melville’s birth and celebrate the conclusion of the academic year, Robert Levine will give a talk titled, "What Is an American? Race, Emigration, and Nation in the Writings of Herman Melville.” Robert Levine is Professor of English and Distinguished University Professor at the University of Maryland, College Park. He is the author, editor, or coeditor of over 25 volumes, including Frederick Douglass and Herman Melville: Essays in Relation (2008) and The New Cambridge Companion to Herman Melville (2014), and is the General Editor of The Norton Anthology of American Literature.

After the talk we’ll celebrate with a spread catered by Rocklands BBQ. Please mark your calendar and join us! All are welcome.

Undergraduate Comprehensive Exam Meeting

All English majors who expect to take the undergraduate comprehensive exam this fall must attend the information session with Dr. Gibbons this spring. The meeting will take place in the Marist Annex Conference Room on Friday, April 26th at 3:30pm

Attendance is mandatory and if you cannot attend (due to study abroad, class, etc.), please email Dr. Gibbons as soon as possible to arrange for an alternative meeting time.

New Writing Center Undergraduate Tutors

The Writing Center is pleased to announce the 2019-20 cohort of Writing Center Undergraduate Tutors. Placement in the WCUT program is highly selective and the following tutors were nominated by faculty across the university for their strong writing and mentoring skills:

Elizabeth Hughes, 2020, English
Jana Jedrych, 2021, History
Edmund O'Brien, 2021, English
Isabelle Rosini, 2020, English
Anna Stephens, 2021, English/Second Ed
Ann Wesolowski, 2021, English (Minor Certificate Health Care)
Ray Wolfe, 2020, Politics

For more information about the WCUT program, please visit the Writing Center website.


Publish in Inventio!

Inventio is the multidisciplinary undergraduate research journal of The Catholic University of America. Inventio accepts submissions of original research in theology, philosophy, the humanities, and the social sciences conducted and written by undergraduate students at The Catholic University of America. Authors should be current students or within two years of their graduation.

The papers should be written for a general, well-educated audience and may use technical language. The writing should show an attempt by the undergraduate researcher to tackle an intellectually challenging subject. The work should parallel academic rigor accepted in the professional research community.

Submissions are due to Dr. Taryn Okuma (okuma@cua.edu) by May 15th.

- Due to the nature of our review process, we are currently unable to accept essays written for courses taken as part of study abroad programs.
- Essays written for First Year Experience courses undergo a separate review process in the Spring semester and are selected by the Director of the FYE.

For the full submissions guidelines, please see the Inventio website.