Deptartment of English
Kent State University


Volume 38 No.7
October 2, 2006


The second floor hallway in Satterfield Hall.



10/10 (Tuesday) Mary & Susan Grimm Reading in Library Conference Rm 7:30 PM Stark Campus

10/11 (Wednesday)
Graduate Literature Research Colloquium: Professor Lew Fried 12:00 PM Reading Room

10/11 (Wednesday)
Last day for Honors Used Book Sale Stopher-Johnson complex

10/12 (Thursday)
Scheduled Meeting 10:00 AM Reading Room

10/12 (Thursday)
GLPS 12:30 Reading Room

10/ 13 (Friday)
WPC 1:00 PM Reading Room

10/13 (Friday)
Dept. Meeting 3:00 PM Room 112A

10/18 (Wednesday)
Freshmen Mid-Term grades

10/25 (Wednesday)
LRSP 11:00 AM Reading Room

10/27 (Friday)
USC 1:00 PM Reading Room


* The Department wishes to acknowledge the generous gift of $1000
from Kevin Cahill (KSU 1994) and Vera Camden to the Donna Zurava Memorial Prize Fund. This scholarship fund was established in memory of Kevin's mother, Donna Zurava, who studied English at Kent State and instilled her passion for literature and writing in her son. This gift will help us to continue that family tradition. Thank you, Kevin and Vera.

*The Enormous Room Reading Series
at the Stark Campus will host a reading by Mary and Susan Grimm on Tuesday, October 10th, at 7:30 pm in the Library Conference Room.
Susan Grimm, editor for the Poetry Center at Cleveland State University,is the author of two collections of poems, Almost Home and Lake Erie Blue, and editor of Ordering the Storm: How to Put Together a Book of Poems. Mary Grimm, who teaches Fiction writing at Case Western Reserve University, is the author of two books, Left to Themselves and Stealing Time. Her stories have appeared in The New Yorker, Redbook, and Best American Short Stories. A reception and book signing will follow. For information, contact Robert Miltner ( or Bob King (

*On Wednesday October 11th at Noon in the Dubois Reading Room, The Graduate Literature Research Colloquium presents: Professor Lew Fried, "What Has America to do with Jerusalem?: The Menorah Journal and the Making of American Judaism."

* The Honors Used Book Sale
, held every semester, is up and running through Wednesday, October 11, in the Honors Library in the Stopher-Johnson complex in the new Honors Center. The collection this fall is smaller but more select, with strong representation in literature, philosophy, politics, and Russian, and books on a variety of other subjects. Prices are 50 cents for paperbacks and $1 for hardbounds. Proceeds go to the Honors Community Council for event expenses. Plastic bags are available. Just pay one of the secretaries at the reception counter. Books may be donated for the sale as well. .


All information for the weekly newsletter should now be directed to Nicholas DiSabatino <>. Nicholas is an intern with the English Undergraduate Studies Center.


* Daryl T. Green (B.A. 2005, English major and AMRS minor) is currently pursuing an M.A. in Medieval Studies and Medieval English Literatures at the University of York in York, England. As an undergraduate in the English Dept., Daryl prepared for this highly select program by studying Anglo-Saxon language and literature, including Beowulf, with NTT Prof. Elizabeth Howard, Middle English literature with Prof. Susanna Fein (including independent study of manuscripts preserving Chaucer's works), Latin language and literature with Prof. Radd Ehrman (MCLS Dept.), and research skills as research assistant to Prof. Lew Fried. Daryl was the 2005-06 recipient of the merit-based Anderson Scholarship in Renaissance Studies, awarded by the Ancient, Medieval, and Renaissance Studies minor.

*David Hassler (Wick Poetry Center) received the "Ohio Poet of the Year 2006" award from the Ohio Poetry Day Association for his book of poems, Red Kimono, Yellow Barn (Cloudbank Books, 2005). He is also the author, with photographer Gary Harwood, of Growing Season: The Life of a Migrant Community (The Kent State University Press, September 2006)

*Dr. Sanford E. Marovitz (Emeritus) has two recent publications, Review: "Martin Bucco. Sinclair Lewis as Reader and Critic;" in Western American Literature, 14.2 (Summer 2006): 217-18. And Chapter: "The Melville Revival," A Companion to Herman Melville, ed. Wyn Kelley. Malden, MA, and Oxford, U.K.: Blackwell Press, 2006. pp. 515-31.

* Robert Miltner (TT Stark) published the poem "How to Draw a Horse" in Sentence: A Journal of Prose Poetics 4 (2006): 104. The issue was guest edited by Peter Johnson.

*Margaret Shaw (TT) was awarded a Moulton Scholarship for Fall, 2006, to work on digital storytelling projects in a first-year writing class.

*September 29, 2006: Eric Smith (Lecturer), Margaret Shaw (TT), Jeanne Smith (NTT), and Gary Mote (Director, Student Multimedia Studio) were awarded an OLN (Ohio Learning Network) grant to produce instructional tutorials for faculty of first-year students interested in developing multimodal project assignments. The grant will also provide software and books for the First Year Technologies Learning Community.

Nicholas DiSabatino, EUSC Intern

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