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September 2015 English Department accomplishments

TAMPA, Fla. --

Undergraduate student accomplishments

JAIME O’BRIEN was nominated and chosen as a runner-up for Creative Loafing’s Best of the Bay Local Playwright award.

Graduate student accomplishments

HEATHER FOX was awarded a Society for the Study of American Women Writers (SSAWW) Graduate Student Travel Award.


“Space Taker.” The Boiler. Sept. 28, 2015.

“Florida’s Fever Dreams.” Hobart. Sept. 29, 2015.

“On Going Back.” Hobart. Sept. 29, 2015.

“Ripe Hour.” Hobart. Sept. 29, 2015.

“Rotten Ones.” Hobart. Sept. 29, 2015.

“Waterworks.” Hobart. Sept. 29, 2015.


“Pretend.” The Rumpus. Aug. 27, 2015.

“Assignments.” Monkeybicycle. Sept. 4, 2015.

Alumni accomplishments

WESLEY JOHNSON, M.A. Literature, 2013, accepte a tenure-track position as English Instructor at Pasco-Hernando State College.

JOSHUA PALANGE, B.A. Creative Writing, 2015, accepted a position to teach sophomore honors English at Gaither High School in Tampa, FL.

KATE PANTELIDES, Ph.D. Rhetoric and Composition, 2013, accepted a tenure-track position as Assistant Professor of Rhetoric and Composition at Middle Tennessee State University.

“Dissertation Genre Change.” Across the Disciplines 12.3 (2015). Web.

Faculty achievements


“‘How Did I End Up Here?’: Dynamic Cartography in Dinaw Mengestu’s The Beautiful Things that Heaven Bears.” ARIEL: A Review of International English Literature 46.3 (July 2015): 113-36. Print.

MARTY GOULD was awarded a National Endowment for the Humanities grant to direct a four-week summer seminar, “Charles Dickens: Hard Times and A Tale of Two Cities” at the University of California--Santa Cruz, July 2016.

JOSEPH MOXLEY joined the editorial board for Communication Design Quarterly (CDQ).

Awarded approximately $740,000 by NSF PRIME: The Role of Instructor and Peer Feedback in Improving the Cognitive, Interpersonal, and Intrapersonal Competencies of Student Writers in STEM Courses. Co-authored with Val Ross, Suzanne Lane, Christiane Donahue, Chris Anson, and Alex Rudniy.

“On Keeping Score: Lessons from 52,001 Graded Essays; 16, 312 Reviews Conducted by Instructors and Compared with 30,377 Reviews Conducted by Students; 17,000 Instructor Comments.” University of Utah Writing Program. Sept. 30, 2015. Invited Talk.


Lady in Ink. Sweet Publications, 2015. Print.

JAY ZYSK’s proposal for a seminar on “Ritual Shakespeare” was accepted for the 2016 Shakespeare Association of America meeting in New Orleans, LA. The seminar will be co-lead with Dr. Katharine Cleland from Virginia Tech.

“Relics and Unreliable Bodies in The Changeling.” ELR: English Literary Renaissance 45.3 (Autumn 2015): 1-24. Print.

Emeritus achievements


“References in the Sixth Letter of Defoe’s Tour Thro’ Great Britain.” Notes and Queries 62 (2015): 285-95.

“Family, Kinship, and the Evidence of Subscription Lists: Dorothy Stanley and Arcadia Moderniz’d.” Review of English Studies 66 (2015): 501-19.


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