The 2012 spring semester has been a busy one for the Department of English, and it isn't over yet.
This week the Department of English will be hosting eco-critic Dr. Michael Branch. Professor of Literature and Environment at the University of Nevada, Reno, Dr. Branch will hold a reading of his most recent publication "The Hills are Alive" on Thursday, Apr. 12 on Biscayne Bay Campus. The essay explores the way popular media has profoundly conditioned our environmental aesthetics. Dr. Branch will also take part in a colloquium on Friday, Apr. 13 on Modesto A. Maidique campus.
Earlier this semester, Dr. Campbell McGrath was among five literature fellows who received the annual United States Artists grant. Dr. McGrath will hold a reading of his most recent book of poetry, In the Kingdom of the Sea Monkeys on Friday, Apr. 13 at Books and Books in Coral Gables.
The Creative Writing Program's Writers on the Bay reading series had the pleasure of hosting world-renowned Chilean author, Isabel Allende. Allende was the recipient of the Program's third annual Lawrence A. Sanders Award for Fiction. The final event in the spring 2012 series will be the annual Student Award Reading. Held on Thursday, Apr. 19 the reading will feature undergraduate and graduate winners of the 2012 Literary Awards.