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MFA program hosts annual charity event, Writers’ Harvest [11/20/2018]
The USF English Department’s Creative Writing MFA Program hosted its annual charity event, Writers’ Harvest, on Monday, Oct. 29 at Oxford Exchange. The event, attended by the USF and Tampa Bay community, raised $600 and received more than 100 cans of food, all of which were donated to Feeding Tampa Bay.

The University of South Florida to Host Conference on Challenges Facing Puerto Rico and Puerto Ricans in Florida Following Hurricane Maria [11/13/2018]
The University of South Florida’s Institute for the Study of Latin America and the Caribbean is set to host “Puerto Rico The Levanta: Understanding Challenges to Puerto Rico and Puerto Ricans in Florida post Hurricane Maria” conference on the Tampa campus Friday, Nov. 16. Presenters and speakers intend to inform the community and spread awareness about the disaster’s impact. The event will take place from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. in the USF Marshall Student Center, room 3707.

USF English hosts bicentennial Frankenstein celebration [11/6/2018]
On Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2018, the USF Campus Bookstore Café was the day-long read-a-thon site for the bicentennial celebration of Mary Shelley’s masterpiece “Frankenstein.” Through the course of the day, volunteers read through the entire work, and a slide show of related art and images completed the scene.

English Professor awarded $94,000 NEH grant [09/07/2018]
English Professor Marty Gould has been awarded a $94,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities to host a summer seminar for schoolteachers.

English Alumni Spotlight: Timothy Fitts [09/04/2018]
University of South Florida English alumnus and author of "The Soju Club," Timothy Fitts, recently published a book titled "Hypothermia."

English Department Faculty and Student Accomplishments - March 2018 [3/22/18]
English Department Faculty and Student Accomplishments

USF Student Named a Finalist for Japanese Learning Inspired Vision and Engagement Talk 2018 [10/11/2018]
Rida Mughal, an Accounting student in Japanese V, has been selected as one of the top 3 finalists in Category I (intermediate low to intermediate-mid level speaking proficiency) to compete at the J.Live (Japanese Learning Inspired Vision and Engagement) Talk 2018, a TED talk-style speech competition.

Authors to Host Book Launch and Discussion at University of South Florida Tampa Campus [10/10/2018]
Tampa, Fla. – (October 10, 2018) – Co-authors Dr. Talia Esnard and Dr. Deirdre Cobb-Roberts are commemorating the release of their new book “Black Women, Academe, and the Tenure Process in the United States and the Caribbean” at the University of South Florida’s Tampa campus on Tuesday, Nov. 13. The book launch, featuring a discussion and Q&A from the authors, will take place from 2:00-4:30 p.m. in the Marshall Student Center, room 2707.

Best-Selling Author Roxane Gay to Speak at Straz Center as Part of Frontier Forum Lecture Series [8/8/2018]
The University of South Florida College of Arts and Sciences and the Humanities Institute will welcome scholar and internationally renowned author Roxane Gay as a featured speaker in the Frontier Forum lecture series. Gay will speak in Ferguson Hall at the David A. Straz Center on Thursday, September 27, 2018 beginning at 7:30 p.m.

Award-winning USF English professor launches new book [7/18/18]
Students, alumni, faculty, and friends gathered Saturday, July 14 to celebrate the release of professor Ira Sukrungruang’s book "Buddha's Dog & Other Meditations.”