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Undergraduate Literary Essay Contest winners, 2010-2011

First Place
True Naturalness in The Story of the Stone
Megan Brooks
Written for Farideh Goldin, ENGL 363: World Masterpieces II
Second Place
Hell On Earth: The Feminist Dystopia of The Handmaid’s Tale
Joseph Porfert
Written for Dr. Sarah Appleton, ENGL 463: Women Writers
Honorable Mention
Psychoanalytic Elements Within and Around Back to the Future
David Ainley
Written for Dr. Sarah Appleton, ENGL 333: The Interpretation of Literary Works


The Scrivener

THE SCRIVENER is the annual Alumni Newsletter for the English Department at Old Dominion University.

In 2007-08 THE SCRIVENER moved to a web format, which helps us not only cut down on printing costs and reduce our carbon footprint, but also increases our potential to reach more audiences and readers. 
We welcome your news of achievements, transitions, publications, and doings; we in turn in the English Department will continue to keep you abreast of the wonderful things our talented faculty and students are accomplishing.

We hope that THE SCRIVENER will keep our English alumni connected, and augment our efforts to mentor and attract new students to our programs. 

Email THE SCRIVENER Editor at thescriveneratodu@gmail.com

Current Issue


The Occasional

As the Old Dominion University Department of English grows and expands, we want to recognize and celebrate the accomplishments of our faculty, alumni, staff, and students amongst ourselves and with the community at large.  Our newsletter, THE OCCASIONAL, is committed to acknowledging and honoring individual and collective accomplishments and projects.  In order to maintain an atmosphere of growth and creativity, we publicize, bi-monthly, the creative, professional, and community outreach activities and projects that our faculty, students, and alumni have participated in so that those have missed the opportunity may be inspired to do so.

Current Issue:

May/June 2009

Back Issues:

 November/December 2008