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Alumna Julija Pivo wins Fulbright Teaching Fellowship to Lithuania

Alumna Julija Pivo wins Fulbright Teaching Fellowship to Lithuania

Julija Pivo, 2020 graduate from Mason’s BFA program, has won a prestigious Fulbright English Teaching Fellowship to Lithuania, starting in Summer 2022. The award not only caps an impressive career at Mason, but also brings a family journey full circle: Pivo’s late father was a Fulbright scholar from Lithuania to America from 2000 - 2001.

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Breaking the Silence in Stillhouse Press’s How to Bury a Boy at Sea 

Breaking the Silence in Stillhouse Press’s How to Bury a Boy at Sea 

Phil Goldstein hid his trauma for almost twenty years. A survivor of sexual abuse at the hands of his older brother, Phil did what most male victims do -- he locked his past away from the world. Today, Phil can celebrate the end of that long-held silence through the release of his debut volume of poetry, How to Bury a Boy at Sea published by Stillhouse Press in April of 2022. This arresting collection renders the complexities unique to male survivors of sexual abuse with clarity and bravery, a critical and too-often ignored storyline.

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CCCC Grant Leads to Hybrid Learning Website

CCCC Grant Leads to Hybrid Learning Website

A team of composition faculty at Mason was awarded the CCCC Research Initiative Grant for a project focused on investigating student perceptions and experiences in hybrid courses, and as a result of that grant, the team has debuted a website with resources and evidence-based materials that support faculty who design and teach hybrid courses.

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What To Do With Your English Degree, Part Two • Thursday, April 14

What To Do With Your English Degree, Part Two • Thursday, April 14

Part Two of this series—“Literary Journals 101”—will bring together writers and editors across genres of creative writing: fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. They will discuss their own publishing journeys, what makes a submission a ‘yes,’ and what they’ve learned about craft, equity, and community from working with literary journals.

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Faculty Spotlight: Alexander Monea publishes book The Digital Closet

Faculty Spotlight: Alexander Monea publishes book The Digital Closet

Drawing extensively from articles written by members of online queer communities attempting to bring attention to this issue, The Digital Closet examines, in the words of publisher MIT Press, "how heteronormative bias is deeply embedded in the internet, hidden in algorithms, keywords, content moderation, and more."

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