Professor Ayşe Papatya Bucak of the English Department was awarded a prestigious fellowship to attend the Summer 2021 Sewanee Writer's Conference. "The Conference invites talented writers to come to Sewanee each summer to learn from each other in a welcoming and supportive environment". Professor Bucak will also be giving a reading at the Conference.
Dr. Adam Bradford was awarded the 2018 James W. Gargano Award for his essay "Any Peculiar Taste or Prepossession'? Poe and the Antebellum Registers of Authorial Interpretation". This is the highest award given by the Poe Studies Association in recognition of the most distinguished article on Poe in a given year.
Dr. Stephen Engle (English) was honored at the 55th Annual Barondess/Lincoln Award ceremony in Manhattan for his recent publication, Gathering to Save a Nation: Lincoln & the Union's War Governors .
Dr. Thomas Martin (English) was awarded the Beverly Rogers Literary Essay Award for his co-written article, "'All for Love, and Nothing for Reward': Psyche from Spenser to Lacan, and the Loss of Critical Values." The article stems from a larger work that he co-authored with Duke Pesta, entitled The Renaissance and the Postmodern (Routledge University Press, 2016).
Ayşe Papatya Bucak (English) was awarded residencies at the Betsy South Beach and the Millay Colony for the Arts as well as a Scholarly Creative Achievement Fellowship from the Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters.
Rafael Dalleo (English) won Associate Professor Scholar of the Year at the University level.
Ayşe Papatya Bucak (English) won the O. Henry Prize for her story "The History of Girls," and the story was reprinted in O. Henry Prize Stories (2013). Bucak also won a Pushcart Prize for "Iconography," and the story was reprinted in The Pushcart Prize XXXVIII: Best of the Small Presses 2014 Edition .