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English department receives honors

Monday, January 28, 2008  
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Submitted by Dr. Cami Agan:

For the sixth consecutive year, the OC students of the Rho Mu chapter of Sigma Tau Delta, the national English Honors Society, have been accepted to present their work at the national conference, held this year on March 5-9 in Louisville, KY. Ten students, the most ever accepted, will be attending. For the sixth year, every student who applied to present work at the national conference was accepted, suggesting an outstanding pool of creative and analytical thinkers in the Lang and Lit dept.

Here are the students accepted, along with the titles of their work(s):

Paul Mitchell, accepted for creative and scholarly works: “My Engendered Mysticism” (Poetry); and “Liminality in the ‘Bare Island’: Theatre as Utopia through Shakespeare’s Tempest” (Paper)

Becka Farr: Excerpts from “At the Time...” (fiction)

Victoria Masten: “Without Shoelaces” (Short story)

Taylor Walling: “White Boy Pubescence: Covered in Blues” (poetry)

Kate Long; from Suburban Streets and Secrets (Creative Non-fiction); For the Somebodies – (Poetry)

Rebekah Folger: Tolstoy’s Realism in Anna Karenina (paper)

Marcie Tunnell: “Desdemona: the Whole Woman.” (paper)

John Barker: Fathers and Sons: Developing a Sense of Individuality in Gilead (paper)

Taylor Boston: Grendel’s Status as an Idealized Enemy in Beowulf (paper)

Amy Hardin: Gilgamesh and the Immortality of Art (paper); excerpts from Deconstructing the Coffee House (fiction)

And, in a related event, Paul Mitchell, our Sigma Tau Delta President, has had both a poem and a scholarly paper accepted for publication by the national honors society, one in the Review, and one in the Rectangle. Paul is one of our finest students, and it seems the faculty reviewing student submissions for publication agree:

The titles of his works are: In the Review, “The Net of Viewing: Cassandra and the Audience of Agamemnon” and in the Rectangle, “From Pittsburgh to Portland: A Love Poem”.

Please join me in congratulating these exceptional students. They will represent OC and our rigorous standards very well, as always. 

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