Recent Graduate Student Activity

This spring, students in English literature and creative writing have exciting accomplishments to share. Students from the department’s MA, PhD, and MFA programs—as well as recent alumni—have published books, articles, and poems in a variety of venues. They’ve been accepted to prestigious residencies and won competitive fellowships; they’ve shared their work at reading series across the country. In a number of contexts, students are contributing in both creative and critical fields.

Serena Foster (MA ’22) published “Estranged by a Veil: The Gothic Other and the Uncanny Sublime” in a winter 2023 volume of Studies in Religion and the Enlightenment.


PhD candidate Jo McIntosh will be a visiting researcher in the fall (2024) as part of the Women Writer’s Project in the Digital Scholarship Group at Northeastern University.


Dan Hunt (MFA ’22) won the prestigious Elizabeth George Foundation Fellowship, which provides grants to short story writers, poets, unpublished novelists, emerging playwrights and unpublished creative non-fiction writers. This one-time funding enables writers to live and work for a period not to exceed a year


Kelan Nee, a second-year PhD student in Literature & Creative Writing, won the Vassar Miller Prize for Poetry for his first book Felling, which will be published in April 2024. .


Poetry MFA Stacy Nigliazzo’s poem “Blue Hour” was published in March in the American Journal of Nursing.


Katerina Ivanov Prado, a second-year PhD student in Literature & Creative Writing, was awarded a competitive fellowship for a summer 2024 residency at the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts.


Adele Elise Williams’ book Wager was selected by Patricia Smith for the 2024 Miller Williams Poetry Series and published in February 2024. Williams is a PhD student in Literature & Creative Writing.


Anthony Sutton, a second-year PhD student in Literature & Creative Writing, read at the Nelson-Boswell Reading Series at New Mexico State University in February 2024.