News Archive : literature

English professor, Mary Vermillion
July 10, 2014 - 9:51am
Mount Mercy English professor Mary Vermillion recently published an article in Literature Interpretation Theory, a journal of literary analyses. Her piece explores author Jane Smiley’s A Thousand Acres, a 1991 rewriting of Shakespeare’s King Lear. “I’m excited about the article because it combines several of my favorite teaching interests: Shakespeare, novels, feminism and social justice,” said Vermillion.
March 25, 2014 - 5:27pm
Three writers from Mount Mercy University’s English department read portions of their in-progress memoirs at NewBo Books on March 13, 2014. Professor of English Mary Vermillion, Adjunct Writing Specialist Benjamin Thiel and Adjunct Writing Instructor Kim Flugga-Ciha ‘11 shared as part of the store’s March is for Memoirs celebration.
March 17, 2014 - 3:15pm
Carol Tyx, associate professor of English, has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize for her book of poetry, Rising to the Rim. Published by Brick Road Poetry Press in 2013, Rising to the Rim is the second collection of poems for Tyx, a Mount Mercy faculty for twelve years. Enjoy a reading from the work on the University’s YouTube channel.
Jim Grove, English Professor, Mount Mercy University
February 13, 2014 - 10:35am
Mount Mercy University English professor Dr. Jim Grove presented his personal recollections of Czechoslovakia’s Velvet Revolution to Meth-Wick residents on Jan. 31, 2014 as part of the new M&M Scholars series. “I spoke about it because this is the 25th anniversary of the revolution,” remarked Dr. Grove. “I especially stressed how the students at Palacky University in Olomouc, Czechoslovakia, were at the forefront of the revolution and my feelings about the revolution 25 years later.”

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