Dr. Angela Schwer

Fairmont State to host Undergraduate Literary Symposium

Friday, February 28, 2020

Fairmont State’s Department of Language and Literature will host this year’s West Virginia Undergraduate Literary Symposium on February 29, according to Nathan Myers, Associate Professor of English and one of the organizers of this year’s symposium.  

Sigma Tau Delta, International English Honorary, inducts four new members

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Four students were inducted into the Omega Delta chapter of Sigma Tau Delta, the national English honorary on Sunday, September 8th, according the Dr. James Matthews, the faculty advisor to the local chapter. 

The students included Lishea G. Eddy, Bailey D. McInturff, Melissa L. Nichols, and Lily M. Peterson.  All four are seniors majoring in English. McInturff and Peterson are also members of the University’s Honors Program.

Fairmont State to welcome third resident scholar from China

Friday, August 30, 2019

Fairmont State University is preparing to host its third visiting scholar from the People's Republic of China, according to Dr. Angela Schwer, chair of the Department of Humanities. Zhang Peng will arrive on September 7 to begin a year-long residency.

Summer Research Fellows named for Department of Language and Literature

Wednesday, July 03, 2019

Nine students in the Department of Language and Literature have been named Summer Research Fellows this year, according to Dr. Angela Schwer, chair of the Department.  The prestigious fellowships support students for six weeks of literary research during the summer.

Fairmont State professor presents lecture at Chinese University

Thursday, May 30, 2019

Fairmont State University’s Dr. J Robert Baker, senior level professor of English, was invited to present a lecture to faculty and students at the Northwest Agriculture and Forestry University in Yangling, China.

Baker’s presentation entitled “Loneliness, Incomprehensibility, and Rage in Annie Dunne,” focused Sebastian Barry’s 2002 novel. Baker argued that Barry is emblematic of the rich and vigorous writing being done by Irish authors today. 

International English Honorary, Sigma Tau Delta, inducts six new student members

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Six students were inducted into Sigma Tau Delta, the international English honorary, at the Folklife Center on Sunday, September 9 at 2 p.m., according to Dr. James Matthews, Professor of English.

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