Dr. Leslie Petty, associate professor and chair of the English department, was named as the director of this year’s American Literature Association Conference. The 29th annual conference was held May 24-27 in San Francisco, CA.
In addition to her editor-in-chief duties for the Review, Karina Henderson ’18 also uses her passion for writing to create workshops and programs to help middle and high school students develop literacy skills through the Refugee Empowerment Program.
Seniors Palmer, Hornsey, and Li have been awarded highly competitive teaching assistantships for 2018-2019 through the Assistants de langue en France.
She is one of only 40 graduating college seniors nationwide awarded the fellowship. She plans to visit Guatemala, South Africa, Greece, India, and Mongolia while completing her project titled “Searching for Home, Shaping the Self.”
Prof. Wilkinson is a 2003 Rhodes alumna. Her poem, “When We Were Shepherds,” was published in the March 5 issue of The Nation, America’s oldest weekly magazine.
At Rhodes, she directs film and media studies, and her teaching and research interests include American film and television, critical theory, and transnational cultural studies.
His teaching and research interests at Rhodes include early and 19th-century American literature, postcolonial studies, and critical race theory.
The English teacher is recipient of the award, hailed by Teacher magazine as the “Oscars of Teaching.”
Rhodes hosted acclaimed poet, essayist, and playwright Claudia Rankine as part of the Rhodes Reads program.
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