The PhD in English is celebrating its first 50 years of graduate education with a “kickoff” event — “How Education Shapes More than Our Minds: Alumni Speak about Intellectual Formation”.The event will be held on Thursday, October 20, at 6pm in the Organ Recital Hall of the Music Building. Daniel Burns (PhD ’15) will provide introductions, with brief remarks by Provost Dana Dunn.

Alumni speakers are:

  • Travis Mulhauser (MFA ’02)
  • Katie Rose Guest Pryal (PhD ’07)
  • Matthew McNees (PhD ’11)
  • Matthew Mullins (PhD ’12)
  • Joseph George (PhD ’13)

A presentation of two First Annual Awards by Dr. Keith Cushman and Dr. James Evans will also take place and include the Keith Cushman Graduate Prize for Scholarly Publications and the James Evans Award for Graduate Studies.

The PhD in English received official approval in December of 1967. To learn more about the English program, visit their Department website.