When senior Michelle Werner wrote an essay analyzing playwright Samuel Beckett’s Endgame, she did not imagine that the class assignment would later win her a prestigious departmental award. “It felt a bit like winning the lottery without having bought a ticket,” she says. “I am incredibly grateful to the Department of English for selecting my essay.”
When Caitlin Myron ’13 first came to Notre Dame she had an interest in the Irish culture from her childhood, but never imagined it was something she would have the opportunity to study. Four years later, the English major is beginning a master’s degree in Modern Irish at the National University of Ireland.
English professor Tim Machan and another professor in the University of Notre Dame’s College of Arts and Letters, political scientist Benjamin Radcliff, recently received grants from the Fulbright US Scholar Program, which will allow them to travel to Europe to study their respective topics of interest.