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Department of English|2011 News

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Sheriff or Outlaw? A Scottish Author in the American West

June 28, 2011 — A new name is added to the list of heroes of the American West such as Wyatt Earp, Doc Holiday, Wild Bill Hickok and Pat Garrett. It’s Sir Walter Scott.

Department News

UW Professor Wins High Plains Book Award

October 17, 2011 — University of Wyoming Department of English Professor Alyson Hagy is the recipient of the High Plains Book Award for the best book of fiction. It is the second time she has won the award, previously receiving the best woman writer award.

UW's MFA Program in Creative Writing Ranked in the Top 30

August 24, 2011 — Ryan Ikeda had been searching for a quality MFA creating writing program when he came across Seth Abramson’s blog, which monitors and ranks MFA programs. His curiosity was perked by the University of Wyoming program’s top 50 national ranking.

Sheriff or Outlaw? A Scottish Author in the American West

Sheriff or Outlaw? A Scottish Author in the American West

June 28, 2011 — A new name is added to the list of heroes of the American West such as Wyatt Earp, Doc Holiday, Wild Bill Hickok and Pat Garrett. It’s Sir Walter Scott.

Van Baalen-Wood Receives Hollon Family Award

Van Baalen-Wood Receives Hollon Family Award

May 2, 2011 — Getting students to think on their own is what makes Meg Van Baalen-Wood stand out as a quality instructor -- even though she may not be face-to-face with them throughout the year.

Robert Torry Earns Ellbogen Lifetime Teaching Award

Robert Torry Earns Ellbogen Lifetime Teaching Award

May 2, 2011 — That Robert Torry is the 2011 recipient of the John P. Ellbogen Lifetime Teaching Award is not a surprise.

Susan Frye: Making a Difference One Student at a Time

Susan Frye: Making a Difference One Student at a Time

April 25, 2011 — Marvelous. Students continuously use that word to describe University of Wyoming English Professor Susan Frye, who has influenced countless students with her positive outlook and passion for English literature.

UW Professor’s Book Looks at Women’s Needlework from New Perspective

UW Professor’s Book Looks at Women’s Needlework from New Perspective

April 25, 2011 — A visit to Hardwick Hall in central England while researching Queen Elizabeth I and Mary, Queen of Scots sparked 10 years of research and writing for Susan Frye’s latest book, “Pens and Needles – Women’s Textualities in Early Modern England.”

Student News

UW Student Has Short Story Published in The New Yorker

UW Student Has Short Story Published in The New Yorker

October 4, 2011 — A year ago, Callan Wink submitted a short story to The New Yorker and waited to hear back from the weekly magazine’s editors. A long wait ensued before the University of Wyoming student heard back, saying his piece was rejected.

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"Sir Walter Scott goes West: Scott's Frontier Legacy"

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The Ninth International Scott Conference, Walter Scott: Sheriff and Outlaw, was held July 5-9, 2011 at University of Wyoming.

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