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Spring semester 2015 classes begin Monday, Jan. 12.

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The journal Selected Papers of the Ohio Valley Shakespeare Conference has moved to the English Department's website. Two of our graduate students, Marlia Fontaine-Weisse and Kenny Cruse, have completed a total redesign of the journal, now available at http://blogs.uakron.edu/ovsc/

Volume IV is now available, both online and through print on demand.

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For the first time, Critical Reading & Writing is available online in the summer!

3300:300-401 Critical Reading and Writing online
Course dates: June 8-July 12

This 5-week course is an introduction to literary analysis, theory, and research methods. We will consider a diverse selection of texts including R.L. Stevenson's Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, Henry James's ghost story, The Turn of the Screw, and Christina Rossetti's Goblin Market using a variety of theoretical lenses. At the end of the course, you will complete a research project that analyzes one text through a critical lens of your choice. Satisfies the English major requirement.

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Rubbertop Review Issue #6 is now available!

Rubbertop Review

The brand new edition of Rubbertop Review, the University of Akron's graduate student-run national literary journal, has just arrived! Big high fives to Editor-in-Chief Jake Euteneuer and his dedicated staff on seeing Issue #6 through to the end. Come to the English Department on the 3rd floor of Olin Hall and get your own FREE copy while supplies last!

Rubbertop Review is open for submissions for its next issue. Submit your work now!

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