Murray Publishes in Review of English Studies

doug_murrayDr. Douglas Murray, Professor of English, has published “Donwell Abbey and Box Hill: Purity and Danger in Jane Austen’s Emma” in The Review of English Studies (2015, Volume 66, Issue 277). RES is an internationally-known periodical, the flagship journal of the Oxford University Press, and one of the world’s most respected sources of historical criticism. Prof. Murray’s essay combines original research into Box Hill in Surrey (site of a famous scene in Emma) with anthropologist Mary Douglas’s theories of clean and dirty spaces.

Writing in the Community Leads To Undergraduate Publication

Anneke Doeve, a student in Dr. Amy Hodges Hamilton’s Writing in the Community course, recently published her class oral-history project in the Undergraduate Journal of Service Learning and Community Based Research—a refereed, multidisciplinary, online undergraduate journal.  Doeve’s paper, entitled “Belaina,” appeared in the 2015 issue (Fall, Volume 4) of the journal. Anneke graduated from Belmont University in May 2015 with a bachelor’s degree in Social Entrepreneurship with a focus in faith, culture, and ethics. She hopes to further her education and pursue a career in social policy or public administration.UJLogo

Finch Receives Creative Writing Honors

susan_finchDr. Susan Finch, Assistant Professor of English, was recently recognized for her published work.  Pembroke Magazine named her as a finalist for the 2015 Pushcart Prize, based on her creative-nonfiction piece, “At Least I’m Not the Mermaid.” The Pushcart Prize, founded in 1976, honors the best creative writing published  in small press venues each year. In addition, Dr. Finch’s story “Rock Harbor” was awarded 2nd place for fiction in the New Ohio Review‘s annual writing awards.  Her story was published in the Fall 2015 (Volume 18) issue.