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March 2017 English Department Accomplishments

Graduate Student Achievements

CARMELLA GUIOL ’s piece, "Agua Infinita" is an Honorable Mention for AWP's 2017 Intro Journal Award. Guiol also received a Fulbright to teach English and plant gardens in Colombia.


"Nietzsche Meets the Monster: Dr. Jekyll and the Pursuit of Knowledge." NeMLA Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association, 25 Mar. 2017, Baltimore Marriott Waterfront, MD. Panel Presentation.


"‘Say Her Name, Sing This Song’: The Angel in the House Subverted in Kelly Sue DeConnick’s Pretty Deadly." International Conference on the Fantastic in the Arts (ICFA), 25 Mar. 2017, Orlando Airport Marriott, FL. Conference presentation.


"Logotypes in Place: A Visual Rhetorical History of Cigar City." Cultivating Capacity, Creating Change, Conference on College Composition and Communication, 18 Mar. 2017, Oregon Convention Center, Portland, OR. Conference Presentation.


"Liars." Pushing Boundaries | Breaking Barriers, Wordrunner eChapbooks, 20 Mar. 2017, . Accessed 21 Mar. 2017.

"Mermaid Moments." COG Literary Magazine, no. 6, 20 Feb. 2017, . Accessed 21 Mar. 2017.

KARISSA WOMACK accepted a position as Development Coordinator for Corporate and Foundation Relations at Vanderbilt University.

Alumna Achievements

CRYSTAL BONANO was accepted and offered funding for graduate programs at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Columbia University, New York University, and the University of South Florida. She was also offered acceptance to the Graduate College at the City University of New York (CUNY). She will begin the M.A. in TESOL program at the University of Illinois with full funding in Fall 2017.

Bonano earned a Bachelor of Arts in English with a concentration in Literary Studies from USF in 2016.

Faculty Achievements

YLCE IRIZARRY was elected to the Executive Committee of the Latina/o Studies Association, where she will serve as Secretary from March 15, 2017 to March 15, 2019.

“Lessons in “American History”: The Legacy of Puerto Rican Writer Judith Ortiz Cofer.” Envisioning Latinx Studies, FSU English Department, 10 Mar. 2017, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL. Book presentation.


"Infrastructural Methodology: A Case in Protein as Public Health." Methodologies for the Rhetoric of Health and Medicine, edited by Lisa Meloncon and J. Blake Scott, Routledge, 2017.


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