Belmont English Graduate Wins Milken Award

Misty-Ayres-MirandaMisty Ayres-Amanda, graduate of Belmont’s Master of Arts in English program, has been recognized with the Milken Educator Award, which includes $25,000, for her outstanding work in education. This award is only given to up to 40 educators nationwide, and recognizes Ayers-Amanda’s work and service for her school, the Nashville School of the Arts, including her creation of the Literary Arts Conservatory, a venue for teens to express themselves creatively through poetry and the spoken word.

Full story available here: “Music City Is Home to a Teaching Star

Curtis Presents at SCMLA

david_curtisOn November 1, Dr. David Curtis, Professor of English and Associate Dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, delivered a paper at the South Central Modern Language Association annual conference, held in Nashville.  The paper was titled,“Francis Hopkinson’s ‘An Oration’: Literary Necrophilia and Anatomical Controversy in Early National Philadelphia.”

Grad Student Pate Wins Poetry Contest

Rachel Pate, who is currently earning her Master’s degree in English at Belmont, recently won Tennessee Magazine’s first place in their monthly poetry contest for her poem, “Redbird.” You can see her poem at this link:  Poet’s Playground – October Winners  Rachel’s writing has also recently been featured in The Christian Chronicle.  For examples of her journalistic work, check out the links below: