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USF English professor wins American Book Award [07.20.2015]
Ira Sukrungruang, associate professor of English at the University of South Florida College of Arts and Sciences, has been named winner of an American Book Award for his memoir “Southside Buddhist” from University of Tampa Press. In this collection of linked personal essays, Sukrungruang uses humor and insight to explore the complexities of Thai immigrant life

Department of English celebrates accomplishments [05.01.2015]
Check out what USF English students, alumni and faculty accomplished in April 2015!

Department of English hosts successful conference [05.01.2015]
In addition to the 2015 Conference on College Composition and Communication Annual Convention (CCCC), held in Tampa on March 18-21, having more registered attendees (3,600!) than past conferences, the conference, according to many of the attendees and exhibitors, was said to be the “most user-friendly” and by far the “best-run conference” they have ever experienced at the CCCC’s. Why is that?

EGSA to begin mentorship program [05.01.2015]
As the English Graduate Student Association (EGSA) holds elections for next year’s officers and coordinators, the organization’s current members would like to announce their plans for the end of the semester and the next academic year.

Duke professor discusses the importance of being human [05.01.2015]
On Monday, April 6, USF’s Humanities Institute, in collaboration with the Department of English, hosted a talk by Sarah Beckwith, the Katherine Everitt Gilbert Professor of English, Theatre Studies and Religious Studies at Duke University. Beckwith spoke about Shakespeare and the importance of being human in this year’s installment of the institute’s annual Shakespeare series.