Congratulations to our Spring 2021 graduate, Destiny Hall, who was admitted into Columbia University’s MFA program!
Destiny reflects on her time in the Writing Arts program: "I think that one of the most valuable aspects of the Writing Arts program is the connections that I've made. Before applying to graduate school I was really lucky and privileged to have professors willing to invest their time and explain the graduation application process to me. I'm a first-generation college student so this information was invaluable. I know that without my professors' constant commitment to my education and professional goals I wouldn't have been able to succeed in applying to graduate school. Although I graduate in less than a week I can't believe that I'm graduating from college much less pursuing a degree from an Ivy League University. I know it's cliche but, I'm really excited for everything that's coming my way. It's not every day that your dreams come true and I'm very eager to find a new dream."
Congrats, Destiny! Our department was so lucky to watch you flourish!
Available from Fomite Press, Chang's new collection of short stories can be purchased through her website.
"The characters in Julia MacDonnell’s first collection, The Topography of Hidden Stories, grapple with doubt and disquiet in their search for love and connection, for their own place in the world, and create a shining tapestry of women’s lives in the late 20th and the early 21st centuries. Several feature women trapped in a pious patriarchy that has yet to loosen its control of women’s lives, especially their creative power and fertility. However difficult their situations, these characters confront experience with sharp eyes, ironic wit, and a potent sense of their own historical matrix. Through prose that glistening with imagery and figurative language, they express a progressive consciousness and a honed feminist edge."
Read Dr. Kopp's article "Schopenhauer's Telescope: Tracing the Mind of a Clever Animal" on the online journal Intraspection.
From Taylor & Francis Online:
"This article calls for an expansion of the inquiry methods used to explore rhetorical education during the Americanization movement of the early twentieth century. It offers the methodology of administrative history as an approach to help scholars gain perspective on why and how local programs were developed and implemented from the perspective of administrators and participants. This approach enables a more robust understanding of not only the complexity of Americanization programs but also the diversity of approaches that were employed."