ENGLISH DEPARTMENT NEWS


Passing of Frank Ginanni

Passing of Frank Ginanni

Elyce Helford | September 28 2022

With sadness and appreciation for all he did for MTSU English, we write to announce the death of professor and former department chair Frank Ginanni.

Professor Emeritus Kevin Donovan writes, "Frank was a good man and a good chair, who always kept an eye out for professional development opportunities for his colleagues. He was a jovial an...

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People of the Books

People of the Books

Elyce Helford | August 24 2022

Beginning next month, Dr Elyce Rae Helford will be writing a monthly book review for the Nashville Jewish Observer. The new column, to be called "People of the Books," will feature titles old and new on diverse topics, from Jewish American immigrants and the Holocaust to recent Jewish literature from around the world.

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Children, Too, Sing America

Children, Too, Sing America

Elyce Helford | August 23 2022

Dr. Laura Dubek and Dr. Ellen Donovan have had their special issue of the journal College Literature nominated for Best Public Intellectual Special Issue, awarded by the Council of Editors of Learned Journals.

“Children, too, Sing America”: A Special Issue of College Literatur...

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How Sweet the Sound

How Sweet the Sound

Elyce Helford | August 23 2022

Dr. Laura Dubek has just published "How Sweet the Sound: Celie's Survival Story as Broadway Musical," which discusses The Color Purple: The Musical in the context of the #MeToo movement. The publication is a chapter in Salem Press's <...>

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Victorians Institute Journal

Victorians Institute Journal

Elyce Helford | June 16 2022

The Victorians Institute Journal, co-edited by MTSU English professor Dr. Maria K. Bachman, is now partnered with Penn State University Press.

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