Latest Writing News

Spanish and Portuguese professor wins NEH award

Tuesday, October 13, 2020
A professor in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese has won a book publishing award from the National Endowment for the Humanities. The award means a book by Luis Martín-Estudillo, titled The Rise of Euroskepticism: Europe & Its Critics in Spanish Culture, will be turned into a free e-book.

Writing in Spanish elevates academia

Tuesday, October 13, 2020
By bringing another language into an academic system that privileges English, programs such as those at the University of Iowa provide alternative and radical frameworks that challenge a historically white academy’s assumptions about writing—how it should be taught, who belongs in the U.S. graduate classroom, and why we write.

3 University of Iowa graduates named finalists for 2020 National Book Awards

Wednesday, October 7, 2020
Books by German poet Anja Kampmann and Colombian novelist Pilar Quintana were honored in the translated literature category, and a forthcoming collection of essays by Jerald Walker was selected in nonfiction.

Oxford University Press to publish Leslie Margolin's latest book

Friday, September 18, 2020
University of Iowa Professor Leslie Margolin's new book, The Etherized Wife: Privilege and Power in Sex Therapy Discourse, will be published Dec.18 by Oxford University Press.

Durham named interim director of renowned UI Nonfiction Writing Program

Thursday, August 27, 2020
The Nonfiction Writing Program at the University of Iowa welcomes writer, scholar, and distinguished professor Meenakshi Gigi Durham to the program as interim director. Durham holds a joint appointment at the UI School of Journalism and Mass Communication and in Gender, Women's, and Sexuality Studies.

Jennifer Buckley wins Outstanding Book Award from Association for Theatre in Higher Education

Tuesday, August 4, 2020
Jennifer Buckley, associate professor in the Departments of English and Theatre Arts at the University of Iowa, has earned the 2020 Outstanding Book Award from the Association for Theatre in Higher Education. Her book, Beyond Text: Theater and Performance in Print after 1900, was published in 2019 by the University of Michigan Press.

Misery and megalomania: How David Adjmi became a playwright

Monday, July 13, 2020
University of Iowa Playwrights Workshop graduate David Adjmi's new memoir “Lot Six” traces the Syrian-Jewish enclave that spawned him, the instructor who unnerved him, and the biting comedy that made his name.

Ana Rodríguez-Rodríguez helping Spain reexamine its Golden Age

Friday, June 19, 2020
Ana M. Rodríguez-Rodríguez is playing a prominent role in bringing to light the work and legacy of women writers during Spain's "Golden Age," a period of flourishing in arts and literature in Spain in the 16th and 17th centuries. The associate professor of Spanish literature in the University of Iowa Department of Spanish and Portuguese, and interim chair of the Department of French and Italian...

The Daily Iowan named nation's Best All-Around Daily Student Newspaper

Wednesday, May 13, 2020
The Society of Professional Journalists on May 12 named The Daily Iowan the 2019 Best All-Around Daily Student Newspaper in the country.

UI breaks record with 24 Fulbright awards

Wednesday, May 6, 2020
A record number of 24 University of Iowa students and alumni from a range of creative, academic, and scientific fields have been chosen from among more than 10,000 students nationally to receive a prestigious Fulbright award to conduct research, teach English, or undertake creative projects abroad.