Department of English

The Wick Poetry Center at Kent State University will expand its successful Traveling Stanzas project with $125,000 in new funding from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, as part of its Knight Arts Challenge. The Knight Arts Challenge funds ideas that engage and enrich Akron through the arts.    Traveling Stanzas: Writing Across...

Rosemary Heredos A senior pursuing degrees in both English and vocal performance, Rosemary Heredos is currently working on a Senior Honors Thesis that provides a perfect fusion of her two areas of study. Inspired by a poem she read in a Medieval literature course offered by the Department of English, her thesis will provide an examination of both the Auchinleck...

Rosemary Heredos Kent State University English Professor Susanna Fein, Ph.D., in the College of Arts and Sciences, has been awarded a $114,616 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH). The grant will support a summer seminar for college and university teachers on The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer to be held on the Kent Campus from July 18...

Rosemary Heredos The Wick Poetry Center, in Kent State University’s College of Arts and Sciences, recently received two grants from the Ohio Arts Council. The grants, totaling $28,368, will help support the Wick reading series, student scholarships, poetry publications, outreach workshops and the Traveling Stanzas project. The $14,410 Ohio Arts Council...

Rosemary Heredos Three top researchers in literary studies, liquid crystals and post-traumatic stress received Kent State University’s 2015 Outstanding Research and Scholarship Awards at a ceremony and reception held April 14 on the Kent Campus. The awards are sponsored by the University Research Council and Division of Research and Sponsored Programs. Mark...

Mark Bracher is a professor of English in the College of Arts and Sciences. His research focuses on how literary studies can promote social justice and psychological development. Scholar of the Month Mark Bracher Professor of English College of Arts and Sciences 1985-present Mark Bracher is a professor of English in the College of Arts and Sciences. His research focuses on how literary studies can promote social justice and psychological development. Bracher investigates the development of capacities and habits of...

Honors College students took a trip back in time to the Renaissance era to experience the works of William Shakespeare in a similar manner a playgoer during the Elizabethan era would have enjoyed. Students enrolled in an Honors course called “Shakespeare in Performance” traveled to the American Shakespeare Center in Staunton, Virginia from...