Tag: English

Eco U’s integrated curriculum made big impression on Northwoods naturalist

UW-Green Bay’s integration of higher education and the environment has imprinted a lasting impression on alumnus John Bates ’74 of Communication Action. Bates used lessons learned at Eco U to forge a successful career as a Wisconsin naturalist, writer, blogger, professor and nature guide in the Northwoods of Wisconsin. Bates looks back on his days […]

Creative writing showdown: Meacham, Rybak plan novel competition

Rebecca Meacham and Chuck Rybak, associate professors of English and Humanistic Studies and a.k.a. UW-Green Bay’s creative writing program, are teaching concurrent — and competing — workshops in novel writing this fall. This is the first offering of English 305: Novel Writing Workshop, at UW-Green Bay. Each workshop student will produce a complete 50,000 word […]

Faculty note: Meacham publications

Rebecca Meacham, associate professor of English and Humanistic Studies, published multiple flash fiction and nonfiction pieces this spring and summer. Her piece about the 1871 Peshtigo fire, “Mrs. Williamson Winds the Watch,” was published in Indiana Review‘s summer 2014 issue as a finalist for the magazine’s “Half-K” prize, while other flash fiction pieces appeared in […]

Faculty note: Vescio publishes book on future of literature studies

Associate Prof. Bryan Vescio, Humanistic Studies (English), has published a new book titled “Reconstruction in Literary Studies: An Informalist Approach.” In it, Vescio explores a revitalized future for the Humanities, examining the academic study of literature as an institution with a distinctive and positive social function. He argues that literary study within the university creates […]

Rybak’s  earns outstanding achievement award

Chuck Rybak, associate professor of English and Humanistic Studies, received word recently that his latest book of poems, </war> , has received a 2013 Outstanding Achievement Award from the Wisconsin Library Association. Each year, the WLA’s Literary Awards Committee reviews approximately 250 books by Wisconsin authors published during the previous calendar year and selects several […]

Faculty notes: Rybak publications

Chuck Rybak, associate professor of English and Humanistic Studies, has three pieces — a poem, a flash fiction piece, and a short story — that were just published: • “Letters Home” is a long anagram using the names of Wisconsin casualties in Iraq and Afghanistan, published in Scintilla Magazine‘s war issue, http://magazine.scintillapress.com/letters-home.html • The flash fiction […]

Still ‘Searching’: Sutton’s musical makes New York pro festival stage

When UW-Green Bay Associate Prof. Brian Sutton got the idea for his original musical, “Searching for Romeo,” he knew his chances of making it big — Broadway or major off-Broadway — weren’t great. He was confident in his idea, the re-telling of Shakespeare’s classic from the perspective of the “losers,” Rosaline and Paris. And yet […]

Faculty note: Rybak publications

It has been a good couple of days for Chuck Rybak, associate professor of English and Humanistic Studies, with the acceptance of five different poems and short or super-short stories for publication. His poems “Letters Home,” “Black Box,” and “SAT Sestina” will appear in the magazine Scintilla. The short story, “Radar Gun,” was accepted for […]

Faculty note: Henze

Catherine Henze, associate professor of Humanistic Studies and English, is the author of the lead article in the latest issue of the journal Comparative Drama. Her scholarship, “‘Wise Enough to Play the Fool': Robert Armin and Shakespeare’s Sung Songs of Scripted Improvisation,” focuses on the substantive impact Shakespeare’s leading comic actor had on songs in […]

Faculty note: Meacham to read from Morbid Curiosities this Friday

Rebecca Meacham, associate professor of Humanistic Studies and English, will be doing a reading at 6:30 p.m. this Friday (March 14) at The Reader’s Loft Bookstore. She’ll read from her new flash fiction collection, Morbid Curiosities, and she promises listeners they’ll get a wee glimpse of material from her upcoming Peshtigo Fire novel, as well. […]