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  • Ostherr

    Professor Kirsten Ostherr
    Professor Ostherr teaches film and media studies, focusing on ephemeral film and historical and contemporary visualizations of health and disease in photography, film, television, animation, advertising, and medical imaging. She publishes articles on medical animation in the 1920s, health education films of the postwar period, narrative medicine and biocultures, ethical issues in the film Philadelphia, and corporate publicity films, as well as on art film, documentary, and science fiction film.

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  • Brittany Henry wins WLA essay prize

    Brittany Henry wins WLA essay prize
    English graduate student Brittany Henry is the recipient of the inaugural Grover Award from the Western Literature Association in recognition of the distinctive scholarly contribution reflected in her essay, "The Jeremiad and the West in Survivors: A Novel of the Coming Collapse."
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  • Study abroad at the University of Exeter through the Rice English Department
    English majors who have completed both ENGL 200 and 300 and who have at least a 3.0 can apply to study abroad at the University of Exeter and receive Rice academic credit. For more information, please contact Dongming De Angelis in the Study Abroad Office and/or visit the Exeter website.The deadline is March 15th for the Fall semester and October 15th for Spring. Students should complete both the Rice and Exeter applications See more information about the application process and deadlines here.

    Congratulations to English Alumnus Ibrahim Khan!
    Rice alumnus Muhammad Ibrahim Khan is one of 32 U.S. students who has won the distinguished Marshall Scolarship for 2016. The scholarship funds American students pursuing graduate studies in the UK. Marshall Scholars are selected based on academic merit, leadership potential, and ambassadorial potential. Ibrahim graduated in 2013 from Rice with a B.A. in English and cognitive science, and is currently a graduate student at Dartmouth College. With the Marshall Scholarship, he will undertake a graduate degree in philosophy in Islamic studies and history at Oxford University. Read more at Rice News.