MFS Modern Fiction Studies TAships

The Purdue English Department and the journal MFS Modern Fiction Studies are proud to announce that beginning in 2017, one exceptional incoming student will receive our named MFS TA-line in recognition of scholarly potential.

The Modern Fiction Studies Teaching Assistantship is a one-year appointment awarded to an incoming graduate student who demonstrates outstanding potential in 20th- and/or 21st-century literary studies.
  • Assuming acceptable progress to degree, the recipient of the MFS Teaching Assistantship will receive funding in his/her second through fifth years from the English TA allotment supplied by the College of Liberal Arts.
  • The MFS TAship will be selected by the Director of Graduate Studies and the Graduate Admissions Committee with the approval of the Editors of MFS. Members of the Purdue Advisory Board of MFS may also be consulted in the selection process.

We are very pleased to announce the first recipient of the MFS Teaching Assistantship:

Alejandra Ortega

AlejandraOrtegaAlejandra Ortega has a master’s degree in literature from Wake Forest University, as well as two bachelor’s degrees, one in English literature and one in history, from Michigan State University. Ms. Ortega has taught literature, composition, developmental writing, and creative writing at both the college level and middle-school level. Her primary area of research is 20th/21st century literature, with a special interest in experimental literature. To date, her research and conference presentations have been focused on the negotiation of the aesthetics of high and popular culture, the architecture of the novel, the relationship between the reader and the text, reading games as literature, and the use of feminism in science fiction.

Please join us in congratulating Alejandra.

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