Congratulations to the faculty in the Department of English as they continue to bring recognition to FIU through their outstanding work.
Dr. John Dufresne has been honored as a Guggenheim Fellow. Guggenheim Fellowships are awarded to scholars who have already demonstrated exceptional capacity for productive scholarship or exceptional creative ability in the arts. The honor comes with a $40,000 award to support further writing and research.
Dr. Carmela McIntire has published her second book of the 2011-2012 academic year. Her first publication A Critical Edition of Josephine Lawrence's "If I Had Four Apples" (1935): A Novel of America's Depression Years offers a rare conservative critique of the shift in American values that came to a head in the 1920s. Published in October 2011, McIntire's critique of If I Had Four Apples focuses on the power of individuals to effect changes in their own lives, and provides a new and rich perspective on the complex decade of the 1930s in America.
Dr. McIntire's second book, A Critical Edition of Josephine Lawrence's "Years Are So Long," 1934: A Novelistic Portrayal of Adult Children With Their Elderly Parents During the American Great Depression , was published January 2012. In her critical edition, McIntire explores the relationship between adult children and their elderly parents in Depression-era America presented in Lawrence's The Years are So Long.