Department of English

Department of English
4240 Campus Drive
Lima OH 45804

English major Tresa Meussling standing with Picasso's portrait of Gertrude Stein at the Metropolitan Museum in New York after studying Stein's Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas in Lima's Life Writing course.


Doug Sutton-Ramspeck's book Black Tupelo Country, (Kansas City, Mo.: BkMk Press, 2008) was selected for the 2010 Eric Hoffer Book Award for PoetryHe also won the Sherwin Howard Poetry Award and a $500 cash prize for “Ghost Child” and “After the Storm” in the journal Weber – The Contemporary West.
In spring 2010 English major David Pricer won the BUSEY Prize for Best Undergraduate Student Essay in a film studies course at the Ohio State University during the preceding year.  The course was English 578, Special Topic in Film: Kubrick, offered by Dr. John Hellmann during Fall 2010.  David's paper is entitled: "Stanley Kubrick: 'Purity of Essence' Purified."
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Faculty Research
Professor David Adams recently published an article titled  "Myth and Dogma in 1920: The Fundamentalist-Modernist Controversy and Freud's 'Death Drive'" in Freud and Fundamentalism:

Professor John Hellmann presented his paper "Narrator-Narratee Relationships in Vertigo" to the International Society for the Study of Narrative Conference, held in Cleveland, Ohio on April 10, 2010.


The Department of English at The Ohio State University has over 100 faculty and over 1000 undergraduate majors. Ten of the department's faculty members teach on the Lima campus, which offers a four-year program in English Language and Literature leading to the Bachelor of Arts degree. The department also serves many students who are not English majors but wish to improve their writing skills, read and discuss works of literature and film, and satisfy university requirements.
Students taking English courses on the Lima campus benefit from an unusual combination:  the program combines the intimacy of a liberal arts college with the resources of a large research university. Small class sizes foster individual attention and student/faculty interaction. At the same time, Lima faculty, as members of the Ohio State English Department, have published their research with the profession's most reputable presses, including Columbia University Press, Cornell University Press, and Ohio University Press.

We invite you to explore the links on this page to learn more about the Ohio State English Department and the Lima English faculty. On the faculty web pages, you will find the information you need to contact any of us with questions about our courses and the English major. The Coordinator of the English program on the Lima Campus is John Hellmann; the Chair of the Department, Richard Dutton, is on the Columbus campus.

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