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Welcome from the Chair
Madelyn Detloff
Dear Friends:
Warmest wishes for the winter holidays!  We have plenty to be proud of as we ring out the final days of 2019 and head into 2020.
First, as you can see by the Faculty Accolades below, we have a number of faculty successes to celebrate. In addition to these accomplishments, Dr. Jason Palmeri was named co-recipient of the 2019 Computers and Composition Michelle Kendrick Outstanding Digital Production/Scholarship award and the 2019 Sweetland Digital Rhetoric Collaborative/University of Michigan Book Prize. Dr. Palmeri is the second Miami recipient of the award in the last two years, as Dr. Tim Lockridge was the co-recipient of both prizes last year. We look forward to the publication of Dr. Lockridge’s Writing Workflows (with Derek Van Ittersum) from University of Michigan Press in 2020. Also for your 2020 book list consider Dr. TaraShea Nesbit’s forthcoming novel Beheld, which is scheduled to come out from Bloomsbury on the 400th anniversary of the voyage of the Mayflower. Later in the year, look forward to Dr. Mary Jean Corbett’s book, Behind the Times: Virginia Woolf in Late-Victorian Contexts forthcoming from Cornell University Press.
Our students and alumni have been active too! I am sure (and sorry!) that I have missed some of you, but if you are up for more reading in 2020, these recent and forthcoming publications by a number of our alumni will keep your reading list full, from now until our next newsletter:
I am sure there are more accomplishments I could list. In fact, we are perpetually and pleasantly surprised by the amazing things our alumni are doing, so please do keep in touch and let us know how you are doing so that I can brag about you in future newsletters!
In addition to happy reading, I wish for you a wonderful winter holiday season and a joyous new year.
Madelyn Detloff
Professor and Chair

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“English classes taught me how to think critically, something I have to do every day. I am able to engage with the written work in front of me in a way that many people cannot or were not taught to." Read more about Lillian's classroom visit.
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