University of Notre Dame, College of Arts and Letters
  Spring 2012
Kathryn Kerby-Fulton
Professor Kathryn Kerby-Fulton Receives NEH Grant

Kathryn Kerby-Fulton, professor and Notre Dame Chair in English, has been awarded a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) for her book project titled Professional Reading Circles, the Clerical Proletariat, and the Rise of English Literature. Read More

Betsy Cornwell
Creative Writing M.F.A. Student Signs Book Deal

Betsy Cornwell, a master’s student in Notre Dame’s Creative Writing Program, has sold her first two novels to Clarion Books, an imprint of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Both books, written for a young adult audience, have their roots in the science fiction and fantasy genres. Read More

James Ford III
Ph.D. Alumnus Explores the Political Through Art

Literature courses are practices in close reading, but one class at Occidental College is equally an exercise in active listening. Taught by James Ford III, who will join the Occidental faculty this fall as an assistant professor of English and comparative literature studies, the course explores the aesthetic and philosophical evolution of the music genre known as hip hop. Read More

Caitlin Wilson
English Majors Delve Into Senior Thesis Projects

English and anthropology major Caitlin Wilson traveled down the rabbit hole for her senior thesis, which examines the connection between Victorian children’s literature and ethnography, or the anthropological study of customs and cultures. Read More

Also in This Issue
Ph.D. Candidate Wins Fellowship for Research on Food and Fiction

Margaret Doody Lectures on the Novel in China

Notre Dame Acquires Volumes of Poet Robert Creeley

Recent Books From Our Faculty

Department of English

Creative Writing Program


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