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Welcome from the Acting Chair
Madelyn Detloff
Dear Alumni and Friends:
Greetings and many warm wishes for a loving and joyous holiday season from all of us in the English Department.
I particularly am thankful to my colleague, Mary Jean Corbett, for serving as Acting Chair this fall semester so that I could take an Assigned Research Appointment before beginning a full term as Department Chair. I am excited to begin full time at the helm on January 1, 2019. We have much to be thankful for this year, most notably the successes of our students, faculty, and staff.
My wooly winter hat is off to you, our alumni, for your remarkable achievements. I proffer a sampling of your wonderful accomplishments, with the promise to share more with you over the years if you promise to share them with me so that I can brag about you. If you wish to host a book club this winter, you couldn’t do better than to focus on your fellow English Department alumni, perhaps starting with:
Lest you think the faculty are slacking in comparison to our wonderful alumni, here is a brief sample of our new work to incorporate into your book group:  
No doubt you are all voracious readers, but I am hoping this list of English Department publications will keep you busy until our summer newsletter. In the meantime, please do keep in touch with your news, questions, and suggestions. We would like to make a regular feature of listing books and major productions by alumni in the winter newsletter so that you know what to put on your wish lists for the holidays.
With admiration, gratitude, and best wishes for a happy and healthy 2019,
Madelyn Detloff
Professor and Chair

Expanding the Classroom: Big Cats Visit Environmental Lit Course
Professor Anita Mannur’s ENG 495E Postcolonial Environments capstone class had some very unique visitors to end the semester. The Cincy Big Cat Ambassador Program brought a cheetah, ocelot, housecat, and a dog to class to spark discussions on conservation and adaptation.
Learn about iNTRA, a Professional Development Program
International Students Reaching Across (iNTRA) is working to help international students at Miami University succeed. Students in this organization are communicating with the broader community through a series of articles released on the WeChat social media platform.
Faculty Research Accolades
Professors Gwendolyn Etter-Lewis, Cynthia Klestinec, and Kaara Peterson
Professors Gwendolyn Etter-Lewis, Cynthia Klestinec, and Kaara Peterson (L to R, above) were each awarded distinctive appointments.
Where Are They Now? Judi Ketteler Alumni Spotlight
Catch up with Judi Ketteler, who graduated with a MA in literature and now works full-time as a freelance writer, publishing work in The New York Times, The LA Times, The Washington Post, as well as creating content marketing and copywriting for various businesses.
“I really learned how to write, and write better, during my time at Miami, which has certainly contributed to my work today.”
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