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Department of English

The faculty, staff, and students welcome you to the USF English department. We offer broad study in literature, rhetoric and composition, and creative writing on both the undergraduate and graduate levels, with classes taught by our distinguished faculty. The links to the left will navigate you through this site.

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Department Highlights

Routledge Revivals Reissues 3 of Pat Rogers's Books

Pat Rogers

Routledge Revivals, a series within the Taylor & Francis Group, has reissued three early works by Prof. Pat Rogers: Grub Street: Studies in a Subculture (1972), An Introduction to Pope (1975), and Robinson Crusoe (1979). Regarding the reissues, Prof. Rogers says, "Hearing that some of your earliest books are to appear in the Routledge Revivals series is a bit like discovering you’ve been forcibly recruited to the undead. . . . Any author is glad to know there is some life yet in his or her old dogs." A full discussion is available on the Taylor & Francis website.

Students, Faculty Honored at Department Awards Ceremony

thread editors

2013-14 thread editorial board

On April 25, the Department of English held its annual spring awards ceremony. This year we honored 7 faculty authors, 16 English Honors graduates, 11 graduate students and TAs, 7 creative writers, 2 technical writing students, 2 outstanding undergraduate students, and the thread editorial board (pictured). The student awards were made possible by generous donor contributions, without which this annual tradition would not be possible. View the full photo album.

Zysk Wins Folger Fellowship

Jenni Nance

Assistant Professor Jay Zysk recieved a two-month residential fellowship to conduct research at the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, DC. Zysk is one of only fifty fellowship recipients nationally. Zysk, who joined the English Department faculty in Fall 2013, teaches undergradaute and graduate courses in Shakespeare and Medieval and Early Modern drama. His book, Shadow and Substance: Reading the Eucharist in Early English Drama, is under contract with the University of Notre Dame Press.

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