News & Notes

Recent Faculty News

Dr. Zanice Bond was selected to participate in the 2014 UNCF/Mellon Faculty Seminar, "In Search of Home: An Interdisciplinary Exploration of the Shared Experiences of Indigenous and Immigrant Populations in Colonized Spaces," held in Mexico and co-hosted by the University of New Mexico July 6-July 14.

Dr. Rhonda Collier was selected to participate in the 2014 NEH Summer Institute "Algeria, Morocco, Tunisia: Literature, the Arts, and Cinema since Independence," held at Oregon State University June 22-July 12.

Dr. Richard Evans was selected to participate in the 2014 NEH Summer Institute "Exploring the Margins: Enhancing the Teaching of Ancient Greek Drama at Historically Black Colleges and Universities," held at Grambling State University May 26-June 13.

Dr. Zanice Bond, together with two Tuskegee students, Megan Williams (senior, English/social work) and Charkyria Evans (sophomore, aerospace engineering), presented at ACETA's 66th Annual Conference in February. Their panel NEH Summer Institute Don't Deny My Voice: Reading and Teaching African American a Poetry at Work as Pedagogy & Product highlighted work inspired by the institute.
 


Dr. Steven Edwards will appear in the musical Hands on a Hard Body at Park Playhouse in Albany, New York, July 1-26. The play is based on the award-winning 1997 documentary of the same name.
 


Dr. Benjamin Fishkin, Dr. Adaku Ankumah, and Dr. William Ndi's edited book Fears, Doubts, and Joys was published by Langaa RPCIG.
 

Dr. Loretta Burns received the Award for Outstanding Performance in Research for the College of Arts and Sciences for 2013-2014.

Tuskegee University was awarded a $100,000 Humanities Initiatives grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities to re-examine the contributions and influence of Booker T. Washington. Dr. Loretta Burns, professor and head of the Department of English, is the project director. Mr. Dana Chandler, university archivist, and Dr. Lisa Hill, associate professor and head of the Department of History and Political Science, are co-directors. Additional faculty from the Departments of English and History and Political Science, selected students, and several visiting scholars will also be involved in grant activities.

Dr. Adaku Ankumah's essay "The Oppressed Out of the Circle: United Marginals in Francis B. Nyamnjoh's The Travail of 

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  appears in Fears, Doubts, and Joys.



Dr. Benjamin Fishkin's essay "A Costly Gift to the Receiver: Francis B. Nyamnjoh and the Alienation of the African" apppears in Fears, Doubts , and Joys.

Dr. William Ndi's essay "Blighting Companionship: Emmanuel Fru Doh's The Fire Within, a Tale of Passion and Alienation" appears in Fears, Doubts, and Joys.

Dr. Zanice Bond and Dr. Lisa Bratton have received a Created Equal grant from the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History. The grant will explore civil rights history through films and discussion groups.

Recent Student News

Seven Tuskegee University students were inducted into the Beta Beta Chapter of Lambda Iota Tau (LIT) Honor Society on Thursday, March 6, 2014. Approximately twenty-five people, including faculty, friends, and family, gathered at the Legacy Museum for the ceremony. Lauren Belcher, Monyai Chavers, Tiffany Ford, Sarah Jordan, Karlette Sullivan, Carlie S. Ward and Megan M. Williams showcased their creative and literary talents with excerpts from their short stories, poems, essays, and research papers. Following the ceremony, attendees enjoyed a reception hosted by the Tuskegee University English Club. For more information on LIT, please contact Dr. Zanice Bond, faculty advisor.
 
 
 
 
 

 

Dr. Zanice Bond, together with two Tuskegee students, Megan Williams (senior, English/social work) and Charkyria Evans (sophomore, aerospace engineering), presented at ACETA's 66th Annual Conference in February. Their panel NEH Summer Institute Don't Deny My Voice: Reading and Teaching African American a Poetry at Work as Pedagogy & Product highlighted work inspired by the institute.
 
 

The following English majors are listed on the 2013-2014 Honor Roll:

Eric Bordenave
Imena Ezell
Tiffany Ford
Sarah Jordan
Amina Lynch
Jonathan Overy
Kala Parker
Karlette Sullivan
Carlie Ward
Breanna Warren
Megan Williams

Upcoming Events

The 20th annual Ralph Ellison Lecture will be held during the 2015 spring semester. Further details will be announced at a later date.