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English Matters
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English Matters
No. 1
         
       Paul Betz  

Paul Betz Professor in the Department of English for many years, has chosen to retire from Georgetown at the end of the Spring semester of 2007.
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       Faculty News  

What follows is news about Georgetown English Department faculty (click to read more)

         
       Raymond H. Reno  

Raymond Reno, Professor of English at Georgetown for thirty seven years, died August 8th 2006.  He will be remembered for many years as a vivid, challenging teacher and colleague, a man of direct honesty who cared passionately about literature, student writing, and the way learning works in the classroom.
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       Lannan Endowed Chair  

On Friday the 15th of September in the festive setting of the Riggs Memorial Library members of the Lannan Family and of the Lannan Foundation joined with faculty members from the Georgetown English Department in celebrating an extraordinary gift... (click to read more)

         
       Lannan Literary Programs  

This year’s program of readings, seminars, and the concluding April Symposium constituted a continuation  of the vision of the Lannan Foundation, offering the Georgetown community a rich variety of writers and creative minds presenting their work and talking with students and members of the community.
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       Friends of the Department  

The following people, listed in alphabetical order, have given financial support to the Georgetown English Department during the past seven months...(click to read more)

         
       Gallagher Family Fund Initiative  

In the Fall Semester of 2006 the English Department, thanks to the hard work of Penn Szittya, Barbara Feinman Todd, David Gewanter, and Kathy Temple, has received a $500,000 endowment supporting an initiative to develop a Cultural Journalism track within the Journalism program.
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       Undergraduate Student News  
Arthur Delaney who graduated from Georgetown as an English major cum laude in December 2005, now works full-time as a journalist.  He is a contributing writer with a weekly column for The Hill, (one of two newspapers serving Congress),
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       Dinaw Mengestu  

Dinaw Mengestu, a former student of the Georgetown English Department, was the Lannan Visiting Writer for Spring 2007. He taught one course in the writing of fiction (click to read more)

         
       Ilya Kaminsky  

Ilya Kaminsky, who graduated from Georgetown's English Department in 2001, before going on to receive his law degree from Hastings College in San Francisco.(click to read more)

         
       Honor Students 2007  

On the afternoon of 20 April 2007 participants in this year’s English Honors program reported on their work.  The students and their projects were as follows. (click to read more)

         
       Student Prize Winners  

Students winning English Department Prizes for this year
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       Graduate Student News  

Chris DeVault a 2004 graduate, is currently in his first year of the University of Miami's Ph.D. program.  He recently became engaged to his girlfriend of three years, Ann, on 10/28 and Ann and they are looking at a Summer 2007 wedding. 
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       Courttia Newland  

Between March 12th and April 5th the English Department played host to acclaimed British novelist Courttia Newland.  Praised by The Guardian  as "The rising star of Brit-Lit and chronicler of inner city life, (click to read more)

         
       The Caine Prize for African Writing  

Thanks to the good offices of Alvaro Ribeiro, the English Department  has been selected by the Caine Prize for African Writing to host the winner of the Prize as a Writer-in-Residence for one month each fall following the award. (click to read more)

         
       Dante Conference in Florence  

David Gewanter of the Georgetown English Department working with a cluster of colleagues from associated academic and cultural organizations helped to assemble an ambitious program which explored ways in which the work of Dante  inspired later artists. (click to read more)