UC Clermont

English, Languages & Fine Arts


The English, Languages and Fine Arts Department is committed to the expression of creativity, fluency and proficiency of language and the centrality of humanities and arts in education through teaching, professional development and service. Through rigorous, innovative pedagogy, we provide students with opportunities to enhance their ability to communicate and think critically.

Through an array of extracurricular activities such as study abroad, service learning, student publications and artistic performances and exhibitions, we share cultural and creative production. We apply our scholarly and creative work in the classroom to enrich our own experience as faculty and to invigorate our students by modeling active intellectual and creative work.

Department Information

Department Chair

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Sharon L. Burns

Associate Professor, CC English

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2021 Spring Poetry Series

UC Clermont College will welcome two authors and their new books to campus this spring — virtually — as part of the college’s annual Poetry Series.

Ursula Murray Husted - Feb. 17

On Feb. 17, Minneapolis-based artist and graphic novelist Ursula Murray Husted will share a 10:10 a.m. reading and 11:15 a.m. conversation with the author. Husted is the author of “A Cat Story” (Quill Tree Books), a vibrant graphic novel about two cat friends on a journey to find their forever home. Husted holds a master’s degree in fine arts in comics from the Minneapolis College of Art and Design and a PhD in design communication/visual ethnography from the University of Minnesota.

Topic: Ursula Murray Husted Reading
Time: Feb. 17, 2021 10:10 a.m. Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Join Zoom Meeting: bit.ly/HustedReading

Topic: Ursula Murray Husted Conversation with the Author
Time: Feb. 17, 2021 11:15 a.m. Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Join Zoom Meeting: bit.ly/HustedConversation

Rebecca Morgan Frank - March 31

Then on March 31, author and UC alumna Rebecca Morgan Frank will offer a 10:10 a.m. reading and 11:15 a.m. conversation with the author. Frank’s fourth collection of poems “Oh You Robot Saints!” (Carnegie Mellon University Press) will be released in February. Her previous collections are “Sometimes We’re All Living in a Foreign Country” (2017) and “The Spokes of Venus” (2016), both from Carnegie Mellon University Press, and “Little Murders Everywhere” (Salmon Poetry, 2012). Frank holds a bachelor’s degree from Vassar College, an MFA from Emerson College and a doctorate from the University of Cincinnati. She is co-founder and editor-in-chief of the online magazine Memorius, and a native of Charlottesville, Va., currently living in Chicago.

Topic: Rebecca Morgan Frank Reading
Time: March 31, 2021 10:10 a.m. Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Join Zoom Meeting: bit.ly/FrankReading

Topic: Rebecca Morgan Frank Conversation with the Author
Time: March 31, 2021 11:15 a.m. Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Join Zoom Meeting: bit.ly/FrankConversation

Program Manager

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Nancy A. Reveal

Program Manager, English, Languages & Fine Arts

(513) 732-5274