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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

John Lennon Researches Graffiti Art in Egypt

Sad Panda

Photo by John Lennon. Censored grafitti scene; Sad Panda remains.

John Lennon is currently researching a book project on conflict graffiti, which explores the routes and roots of graffiti in areas of war, natural disaster, and extreme poverty. As a 2014 New Researcher grant recipient, Lennon used the funds to travel to Egypt this past summer to interview graffiti and street artists who participated in the 2011 revolution. He spent time in Cairo, Luxor, and Alexandria and interviewed, among others, Ammar Abo Bakr, Ganzeer, Khadiga El Ghawas, Sad Panda (pictured), Alan Awaad, Mira Shihadeh, Hany Khaled, Aya Tarek, and Amr Nazeer.

PhD Student Heather Fox Wins Love of Learning Award

Heather Fox

Heather Fox, a doctoral student in literature entering her second year, was recently awarded a Phi Kappa Phi Love of Learning Award. The honor society award provides financial assistance to graduate or professional student members who demonstrate superior academic achievements and work toward career and life goals. Fox was one of 147 recipients chosen out of more than 900 applicants. She was also recently awarded the USF English Department's Jack B. Moore Memorial Scholarship for her excellent scholarship in American literature. We congratulate Ms. Fox on these outstanding accomplishments!

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.

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