Friends of
Rutgers English Spring/Summer 2006
A Newsletter for Alumni and Friends of the Department of English

Inside This Issue
Barry Qualls is New VP
From the Chair
Derek Attridge Departs
John McClure Wins Susman Award
Regina Masiello Honored for Teaching
Aresty English Researchers
George Levine Retires
Richard Miller Wins Scholar-Teacher Award
Martin Gliserman Wins Teaching Award
William Walling Retires
Cheryl Wall Wins Research Award
Writers at Rutgers:
      Susan Wheeler
      Jonathan Franzen
A History of Rutgers English
What's in a Name?
In Memoriam:
       Horace E. Hamilton
       Peggy Friedman
Student Awards and Honors
An English Major in England
Howard Fellowship Continues
New Face at the Plangere Center
Thanks to Our Interns
Alumni Enjoy Book Fair
New Alumni Book Corner
Thanks to Our Supporters

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Alumni Enjoy Book Fair


Dr. Robert LambertLast year was a great one for alumni participation in Rutgers English. We had record attendance at Writers at Rutgers readings, and several alumni joined us for our opening lecture and reception in September. We hosted our first Alumni Weekend Event, a Faculty Book Fair featuring eight faculty authors talking about their books, and hope to do it again. Retirement celebrations for Professors George Levine and Alicia Ostriker brought their former students from all over the country. And Friends of Rutgers English has heard from many alumni who are eager to stay in touch, even if they can’t make it back to campus.

Help us keep track of you and invite you to participate in events and English alumni programs. If you haven’t already, sign up at our website. Signing up is fast and easy and free! By showing your support and your interest, you help keep Rutgers English strong. We can use your contact information to keep you informed about news and events, and you can help us figure out what you’d most like to see us accomplish as a network.

Feel free to contact us by mail, by phone at 732-932-9896, or by email at if you have any questions or comments.

It has been a pleasure meeting so many alumni over the last year, and we hope to see more of you in the years to come.


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