WGS Professor Dr. Karen Kilcup Named Rosenthal Excellence Professor

WGS professor Dr. Karen Kilcup has been named the Elizabeth Rosenthal Excellence Professor of English, Environmental & Sustainability Studies, and Women’s & Gender Studies. Since joining the UNCG faculty in 1996, Dr. Kilcup has offered a wide range of courses in environmental writing, nineteenth-century women’s literature, American poetry, and Native American writing. She is author or editor of eleven books, most recently Fallen Forests: Redeeming American Women’s Nature Writing (U of Georgia P, 2013), and Over the River and Through the Woods: An Anthology of Nineteenth-Century American Children’s Poetry (Johns Hopkins UP, 2013). In addition, she has published over forty articles on a wide range of subjects.

As an eminent figure in the field of American literary criticism, Dr. Kilcup has served as President of the Society for the Study of American Women Writers and as editorial board member for numerous journals and presses. She is the recipient of many research awards and fellowships, including an NEH Fellowship for 2010-2011.

During her time at UNCG, Dr. Kilcup has enhanced the intellectual culture of UNCG through extensive service to the English Department, the College of Arts and Sciences, and the University. In addition, she has made important contributions to both the Environmental & Sustainability Studies Program and the Women’s & Gender Studies Program.

Please join us in congratulating Dr. Karen Kilcup as the Elizabeth Rosenthal Excellence Professor.

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