News, Publications, and Presentations

Matthew Ryan's (Ph.D. student) paper, "Urban Space and the Threshold of Freedom in Anna Burns's Milkman" won the award for best graduate student paper at the American Conference for Irish Studies Mid-Atlantic and New England regional meeting.

Dr. Susan M. Felch’s (Ph.D. 1991) edition of the works of Anne Lock won the 2022 Josephine Roberts Award for a Scholarly Edition from the Society for Early Modern Women and Gender. Dr. Felch is Professor of English (Emerita) at Calvin University.

Dr. Lilla Kopár's article, "Strategies of Visual Storytelling: Sigurd the Dragon-slayer at Ramsundsberget, Sweden. A Case Study” has recently been published in Fidele Signaculum. Írások Szőnyi György Endre tiszteletére / Writings in Honour of György Endre Szőnyi. Edited by Attila Kiss, Ágnes Matuska, Róbert Péter. Szeged: University of Szeged, Institute of English and American Studies, 2022, pp. 525-538. https://www.ieas-szeged.hu/ieas-e-books/

Zena Hitz will give the inaugural Cornerstone Distinguished Lecture on “Learning, Liberation, and Consolation” on February 14th, 2:30-4pm in Heritage Hall. Dr. Hitz is a noted author and philosopher, as well as a tutor at St John’s College, Annapolis.

English Society will have three meetings during the spring semester - all are welcome! The tentative location for all meetings is Hannan 103.

Monday 2/20, 8pm - Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close, Jonathan Safran Foer
https://nest.cua.edu/event/8688795

Monday 3/20, 8pm - Klara and the Sun, Kazuo Ishiguro
https://nest.cua.edu/event/8688858

Monday 4/17, 8pm - The Passenger, Cormac McCarthy 
https://nest.cua.edu/event/8688969

Philosophers and Poets continues its discussion of Homer’s Odyssey, led by Dr. John Buttaci from the School of Philosophy. Upcoming meetings are at 6:30pm in McGivney LL 012, on these dates -
January 23 - Books 6-8
February 6 - Books 9-12
February 27 - Books 13-16

Reading Together will continue to discuss the poetry of Gerald Manley Hopkins in its next meeting on February 13th, with participation by Dr. Kevin Rulo, Dr. Chris Petter, and Prof. Ryan Wilson.
https://english.catholic.edu/student-experience/reading-together/index.html

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