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English professor wins Lannan Foundation fellowship in honor of his fiction writing

Author: Josh Weinhold

Roy Scranton, an assistant professor in Notre Dame’s Department of English, has won a fellowship from the Lannan Foundation in recognition of his fiction writing. Since 1989, the foundation has given literary awards and fellowships to both established and emerging writers “of distinctive literary merit who demonstrate potential for continued outstanding work.”

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Upcoming Events

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Jeff VanderMeer

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Location: Eck Center Auditorium

Jeff VanderMeer is the 2016-2017 Trias Writer-in-Residence for Hobart-William Smith College. His most recent fiction is the NYT-bestselling Southern Reach trilogy (Annihilation, Authority, and Acceptance), which won the Shirley Jackson Award and Nebula Award. The trilogy made over 30 year’s best lists, including Entertainment Weekly’s top 10, and prompted the New Yorker

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Thursday, May 3, 2018

MFA Thesis Reading

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Location: Eck Center Auditorium

Abby Burns earned her BA from the University of Wisconsin-Madison where she studied English literature, creative writing, and rhetoric. Her writing primarily focuses on how grief and loss work to shatter our sense of normality. Queer rhetorical theory and writers like James Baldwin, Jeanette Winterson, and Toni Morrison, all influence her work. Abby’s other interests include social movements, intersectional feminism, migration studies, and cheese curds.  

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Friday, May 4, 2018

Undergraduate Creative Writing Honors Concentrator Reading

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Location: Hammes Campus Bookstore

Undergraduate students graduating with a Creative Writing Honors Concentration will read short selections from their theses.

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Alison Bartoszewicz is a writer, a sprinter, a painter, a yoga instructor, and a really amateur juggler. Her thesis, The Island of Misfit Humans Songs Its Anthem of Rapport, is a collection of short stories about the “strangers” who point us homeward. Next fall, Alison will be teaching English at Finca del Nino in Trujillo, Honduras

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