CLS graduate alumna, Jennifer Croft ('10), translated the novel, "Flights," by 2018 Nobel Prize for literature recipient, Olga Tokarczuk. Northwestern University featured this accomplishment in an October 2019 NUPress article.
Jennifer Cazenave: In 2020, Jennifer’s book An Archive of the Catastrophe: The Unused Footage of Claude Lanzmann’s Shoah received an Honorable Mention for the 2020 Best First Book Award presented by the Society for Cinema and Media Studies. https://www.cmstudies.org/page/2020_awards
Jennifer Croft's first book Homesick was published in September, 2019, to rave reviews from The New York Times, The Los Angeles Review of Books, NPR and elsewhere, along with profiles in Jezebel and The Los Angeles Times. It has been shortlisted for the William Saroyan International Prize.
Leah Flack: Chair of English Department at Marquette. Bloomsbury Press in London published Leah’s second book, James Joyce and Classical Modernism, in February 2020. This publication is a follow-up to Leah’s 2015 book, Modernism and Homer, which was published by Cambridge University Press in 2015. In addition, Leah has published in classical reception studies, modernist studies, and Irish literature.
Katie Hartsock's poems have recently appeared or are forthcoming in Poetry, The Greensboro Review, Pleiades, Quiddity, Image, The Birmingham Poetry Review, Southern Indiana Review, Grist, Dappled Things, Able Muse, and Pericles at Play. She is an assistant professor at Oakland University in Michigan, where she lives with her husband and two young sons. Her current poetry manuscript, Wolf Trees, has been a finalist for Sarabande's Kathyrn A. Morton Prize and a semifinalist for Milkweek's Ballard Spahr Prize. In this past academic year she gave a talk, "'Not Like These Narrow Limits': Ideas of Paradise in Classical and Contemporary Literature" as part of a lecture series at the Oakland Art Gallery, and has given poetry readings or led workshops at gatherings including the Louisville Conference on Language and Literature and the Winter Wheat Writers Festival. She is the editor of #WordsForResilience, a community literary project from OU's Center for Public Humanities addressing the Covid-19 pandemic, and invites you to check out the series via the link above.
Sonia Li: In 2019-2020, Sonia continued her work as Product Manager at Mentor Collective designing, running, and assessing over 100 mentorship programs at universities across the US.