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English PhD Alumni Named Louisianan of the Year

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Graduate Student Spotlight: Instructing a Sophomore Literature Course

The English department offers graduate students the opportunity to teach and design their own courses—an experience

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Interview with Southwestern Review Editor Brandon Buckner

Brandon Buckner, the editor-in-chief of The Southwestern Review, is a second-year graduate student in the English Department at UL. We recently got in touch with Brandon to learn more about The Southwestern Review and the role graduate students play in its publishing.

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Interview with New Faculty: Henk Rossouw

We have been pleased to welcome Dr. Henk Rossouw as Assistant Professor of Poetry to UL’s English Department, specializing in creative writing, modern and contemporary poetry, postcolonial studies, archives, and ecocriticism. Dr. Rossouw’s book-length poem Xamissa, published by Fordham University Press in 2018, won the Poets Out Loud Editor's Prize. Best American Experimental Writing 2018, out from Wesleyan University Press, featured an excerpt.

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English PhD alumni Jack Bedell was recently named a Louisiana of the Year by Louisiana Life Magazine. This list is comprised of individuals who are impacting their industry on a local, national, or international level -- as well as within the communities they reside in.

Bedell, who currently serves as the 2017-2019 poet Laureate, has published nine books of poetry and currently serves as a professor of English at Southeastern Louisiana University. He joins six others -- ranging from artists and musicians to entrepreneurs -- on this year's list.

To see the full list of winners and read more about Jack Bedell, read Louisiana Life's full article.

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