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Achievements

English professor John Biguenet was honored with the top literary award in the state—the Louisiana Writer Award. The award recognizes his many contributions to the state’s literary landscape as a novelist, short story writer, playwright, poet, columnist, translator and essayist.

English professors, Mark Yakich and Chris Schaberg's collaboration 'Checking In/Checking Out' wins an award for its innovative reversible book cover. Professor of Graphic Design, Nancy Bernardo, designed the cover.

Guns, Grenades, and Grunts: First-Person Shooter Games, the first genre study of first-person videogames, concludes with an essay by Loyola University New Orleans assistant professor Timothy Welsh, Ph.D.

Loyola University New Orleans assistant professor Timothy Welsh, Ph.D. has been quoted in two articles on the topic of "contemplative gaming."

English alumna, Tami Hotard ’93, recently published Big Charity: Paralysis at Charity Hospital and the Seduction of Confinement, available at www.amazon.com.

Dr. Chris Schaberg was recently interviewed about his book 'The Textual Life of Airports' on the Wisconsin Public Radio/Public Radio International show "To the best of our Knowledge" (http://www.ttbook.org).

Dr. Trimiko Melancon, an assistant professor of English and faculty in African and African American Studies, has been awarded a prestigious 2012 Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation Career Enhancement Fellowship.

Dr. Kate Adams published a new book: "Seeing the American Woman 1880-1920: The Social Impact of the Visual Media Explosion" with McFarland Press. Co-authors are Michael Keen and Jennifer Koella.

Dr. Egejuru has been a faculty member of the English Department at Loyola since 1988. Not retired and still teaching part-time, she spends most of her time researching and documenting African Oral Tradition.

English alumni, Bob Cowser, Jr.'s most recent book GREEN FIELDS: Crime, Punishment, and a Boyhood Between, about the 1979 murder of one of his grade school classmates and the execution of her killer in 2000, won "Best Memoir 2010" from the Adirondack Center for Writers.

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