ONU English

An innovative, dynamic, and engaging place to study, ONU English prepares students for life, for prof

The English Department offers four majors and minors: Literature, Creative Writing, Language Arts Education, and Writing and Multimedia Studies.

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Photos from ONU English's post 12/06/2023

Thanks to our own English Jen Moore, Director of the ONU School for the Humanities and Global Cultures (SHGC), and her team of elves for putting on a fun holiday get together on campus today for all the friends of SHGC.

12/05/2023

Congratulations to Dr. Jen Pullen! Her new book Fantasy Fiction: A Writer's Guide and Anthology is now available from Bloomsbury Publishing plc. One reviewer said: "Capacious, generous, and wise, it deftly embraces history, inhabits our current cultural moment, and enables the future. An instant classic.” —Stephanie Vanderslice.

Dr. Pullen is an Associate Professor of Creative Writing and the advisor for Polaris.

12/04/2023

Dr. Lisa Robeson and her students in the Shakespeare Studies course enjoyed "A Midsummer Night's Dream" performed by the Cincinnati Shakespeare Company, a resident ensemble theatre company bringing Shakespeare and the Classics to life for all.

11/30/2023

Congratulations to Sophia Braun! Her two poems "Summer" and "Winter" were accepted for publication in Koru. Sophia is a Creative Writing major and Polaris Art and Design Editor.

11/29/2023

Congratulations to Hunter Houser! Their short fiction work "Soulful Complex" was accepted for publication in Short Vine. Hunter is a Creative Writing major, Polaris Literary Magazine Webmaster, and Open Doors President.

11/17/2023

Humanities students, faculty, and staff, save the date for our HGC Happy Holiday Mixer! On Wednesday, December 6th we'll enjoy a taco bar, desserts, and holiday music as we wrap up the semester. Join us in the Mac Wishing Well. Hope to see you there!

11/16/2023

Congratulations to the advisors and students of Polaris Literary Magazine! Polaris won first place "Best in Show" in the category of Literary Arts Magazine at the 2023 Associated College Press competition.

11/16/2023

With speakers representing Philosophy, Religion, History, English and Spanish, Ohio Northern's School of Humanities and Global Cultures recently held a showcase of faculty work. Read our recap now at northernreview.org

Photos from ONU English's post 11/15/2023

The Sigma Tau Delta Holiday Party was a roaring success!! shared season's greetings. Thanks to all who came and who brought treats!

Photos from Polaris Literary Magazine's post 11/14/2023
11/13/2023

Congratulations to Rylie Beeson! Their non-fiction work "Postcards I Never Sent Home" was accepted for publication in Inscape. Rylie is an Honors Student and Marketing major with a double minor in Creative Writing and Pre-Law.

Photos from ONU English's post 11/10/2023

Here are a few more photos from the ONU School for the Humanities and Global Cultures presentation of faculty recent publications. Featured were Jennifer Pullen, Doug Dowland, Ray Person, Kanishka Sen, Robert Hartman and David Strittmatter. . Congratulations to all!

Photos from ONU School for the Humanities and Global Cultures's post 11/09/2023
11/08/2023

Congratulations to Makenzie Robertson! Their poem entitled "Existence" was accepted for publication in The AfterPast Review. Makenzie is a Literature major and the Poetry Editor for Polaris.

11/07/2023

Congratulations to Chrys Goldy! Their poem "Spring Cleaning" will be published in the magazine Anti-Heroin Chic. Chrys is a Creative Writing major and Philosophy minor who also helps with recruitment for English.

11/06/2023

Congratulations to Dr. Joey Ferraro on his recent publication!! Joey is an ONU alumnus who teaches first-year writing in the English Program.

11/03/2023

A reminder that submissions are open for the award-winning Polaris Literary Magazine!

Happy November! We'd like to remind you that submissions for the 74th volume of Polaris are open until February 1st!

11/03/2023

Congratulations to Dr. Jen Pullen and the student editors of Polaris Literary Magazine for their recent award! Special thanks to the Associated Collegiate Press for their consideration!

11/02/2023

Congratulations to Dr. Jen Moore, Director of the School of Humanities and Global Cultures and Associate Professor of Creative Writing, for her recent publications!!

11/02/2023

In student and faculty news: Dr. Darlene Johnston in ONU English and Dr. Paulina Rodgers in Education collaborated with preservice teachers and TESOL minors Delaney Weiffenbach and Maya Stahl on a journal article titled “Game On!: Preservice teachers’ experience using high tech and low tech gamification with diverse learners” for the Summer/Fall 2023 edition of the Ohio Journal of English Language Arts. Congratulations on this collaborative student/faculty publication!

11/01/2023

Congrats, Dr. Dowland!!

Next up for our featured presenters for the Ohio Northern University ONU School for the Humanities and Global Cultures Publication Showcase is Dr. Doug Dowland! Join us next Wednesday to learn more about his research! ONU English

Photos from ONU English's post 10/31/2023

Our English course, International Short Stories, had some Halloween fun today. Two members of the ONU Robotics astronauts showed up in full space suits! https://www.onu.edu/academics/robotics

Also, English major Kelley Hale shared another fun costume in class.

Happy Halloween everyone!

Photos from ONU English's post 10/26/2023

The Fall '23 Spooky Rapid-Fire Reading was a huge success. Congrats to all our readers, listeners, and costume enthusiasts. Special thanks to Dr. Jen Pullen, Lily James (LAE major), and Orionna Howard (Creative Writing major) for organizing the event!!

10/25/2023

Students, faculty, and alumni, please join us for this special event featuring two of our own ONU English faculty!

Next month we're excited to present an evening featuring recent publications and scholarship from our faculty! Please join us on Wednesday, November 8th (7pm, Elzay Gallery) to learn about recently published critical and creative works, including:

Dr. Douglas Dowland, We, Us, and Them: Affect and American Nonfiction from Vietnam to Trump
Dr. Bob Hartman, “A Christian Ethics of Blame: Or, God says, ‘Vengeance is Mine’,” Religious Studies: An International Journal for the Philosophy of Religion
Dr. Ray Person, Scribal Memory and Word Selection: Text Criticism of the Hebrew Bible
Dr. Jennifer Pullen, Fantasy Fiction: A Writer's Guide and Anthology
Dr. Kanishk Sen, Horacio Quiroga's Selected Short Stories: A Spanish-Bengali, Bengali-Spanish Bilingual Anthology
Dr. David Strittmatter, Memory, Heritage, and Preservation in 20th-Century England

These presentations will be preceded by a catered reception and followed by a Q & A. Hope to see you there, Ohio Northern University!

Photos from Sylvania Area Chamber of Commerce's post 10/24/2023

New independent bookstore alert!

10/20/2023

Congratulations to Brooke Jett! Their short story "Growing Pains" will be published in the magazine AfterPast Review. Brooke is a Creative Writing major and the Social Media Manager for the SHGC.

10/19/2023

Congratulations to Sophia Braun! Her two poems entitled "Tales of the Heart" and "Flight" were accepted for publication in Anti-Heroin Chic. Sophia is a Creative Writing major and the Art and Design Editor for Polaris.

Photos from ONU English's post 10/12/2023

The English Reading Series had a special evening tonight with our own Creative Writing and Political Science major Olesya Mertz reading before our guest poet Mark Irwin.

Thank you Jen Moore for orchestrating another memorable creative experience that enriches all of us.

10/11/2023

Tonight tonight tonight! Poet Mark Irwin and creative writing/ political science major Olesya Mertz will share their work in the Ohio Northern University Art & Design Elzay Gallery at 7pm--preceded by a reception, followed by a Q & A. Join us! ONU School for the Humanities and Global Cultures

Photos from ONU English's post 10/07/2023

On Tuesday, October 3, our English Honorary, Sigma Tau Delta, along with Heterick Library, hosted a Banned Book discussion at the library.

09/29/2023

Join us for this fabulous event featuring our own Olesya Mertz!

We're so excited to welcome poet Mark Irwin to Ohio Northern University on Wednesday, October 11th, to read as a part of the ONU English fall 2023 Reading Series! He'll share work alongside senior creative writing student Olesya Mertz. Join us in the Ohio Northern University Art & Design Elzay Gallery at 7pm. Hope to see you there!

Photos from Freed Center for the Performing Arts's post 09/29/2023
09/28/2023

Dr. Lutz's students in Writing for Advocacy and Activism experienced how activists safely and effectively exercise their First Amendment rights. "What side are you on? The Freedom Side!"

Photos from ONU English's post 09/15/2023

Students and faculty shined their light in the dark last night at the 2nd Annual Su***de Prevention and Awareness Glow 5K! Dr. Darlene Johnston and Dr. Bryan Lutz represented .

Thanks to Dr. Adriane Thompson Bradshaw, Marcey Bell, and Thomas Frost for organizing the event! !

Photos from ONU English's post 09/13/2023

Students are dancing and enjoying frozen treats to raise awareness for su***de prevention this week. ***depreventionweek

Photos from ONU English's post 09/12/2023

We had a great time at the Fall '23 English Program Picnic!! Thank you to all and especially Dr. Cullen for organizing the event.

09/11/2023

Congratulations, Dr. Johnston!

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The ONU English programs include majors and minors in Creative Writing, Language Arts Education, Literature, and Writing and Multimedia Studies. We’re home to Polaris, ONU’s national undergraduate literary magazine; Aurora: The Research Journal of Ohio Northern University; the ONU Reading Series, and a chapter of the national English Honorary Society, Sigma Tau Delta.

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