Undergrad Student Spotlight: Lucas Cook

Lucas Cook (BA '23, center) with other members of the Rhinestoneless Cowboys, one of the teams participating in the 2022 48-Hour Film Challenge, at the Red Carpet Finale (31 March 2022) On March 24 through 26, a few of my classmates and I were involved in this year’s 48 Hour Film Challenge. This event is … Continue reading Undergrad Student Spotlight: Lucas Cook

Paperback Pandemonium 2022; or, The English Major’s March Madness

You thought March Madness was just for basketball? Well, think again! There is nothing better than discussing your favorite book with friends! However, these conversations can lead down a competitive path. What better way to defend your favorite book than to vote in a book tournament? This March, the Alpha Theta Eta chapter of Sigma … Continue reading Paperback Pandemonium 2022; or, The English Major’s March Madness

Undergrad Student Spotlight: Alexander Hurla

Alexander Hurla (BA '22) Back in 2014 when I graduated from high school (which is somehow getting further and further away!), I joined the Marine Corps, in part to give myself four extra years to determine what I wanted to do with my life. Well, nearly eight years later I found myself entering my senior … Continue reading Undergrad Student Spotlight: Alexander Hurla

Winter 2021-2022 Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activity

Cover for Karma Animalia (Social Justice Anthologies, 2022) by Ania Payne   Each month during the academic year, we assemble a newsletter of the department's recent publications, presentations, announcements, and awards. As we begin a third year living with COVID-19, we continue to direct energies towards teaching our courses and to supporting others during the … Continue reading Winter 2021-2022 Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activity

November 2021 Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activity

Cover for the online journal Fleas on the Dog, where Ania Payne's work appears.     Each month during the academic year, we assemble a newsletter of the department's recent publications, presentations, announcements, and awards. As COVID-19 continues, we continue to direct energies towards teaching fall courses and to supporting others during the pandemic. We're … Continue reading November 2021 Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activity

Undergrad Student Spotlight: Josie Carey

Josie Carey (BA '22) I have always been an incredibly indecisive person. My dream occupations switched weekly through high school, and I felt like I would never find something that would stick. I often let big decisions be influenced by things I had seen on TV or something incredibly unrealistic like that. I wanted to … Continue reading Undergrad Student Spotlight: Josie Carey

Gordon Parks and a Place to Call Home

Photo from Aaliyah Kelly's response to the exhibit "Gordon Parks: Homeward to the Prairie I Come" Coinciding with the Beach Museum’s current exhibit “Homeward to the Prairie I Come”—which features the work of photographer, filmmaker, and writer Gordon Parks—the students in ENGL 420 “African American Film” discussed two of Parks’s movies: the autobiographical coming-of-age film … Continue reading Gordon Parks and a Place to Call Home

September 2021 Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activity

Image for Ania Payne's "Unsocialized" at Complete Sentence Literature. (Art by Jeff Kallet.)     Each month during the academic year, we assemble a newsletter of the department's recent publications, presentations, announcements, and awards. As COVID-19 continues, we continue to direct energies towards teaching fall courses and to supporting others during the pandemic. We're also … Continue reading September 2021 Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activity

Career Paths in English and the Humanities

For several years, the English Department has reviewed options for a course dedicated to helping our undergraduate students find their career path. This fall, we're excited to launch our pilot offering: ENGL 599 "Career Paths in English and the Humanities." This one-credit hour course will provide, in an 8-week concentrated format, elements of career planning … Continue reading Career Paths in English and the Humanities

Undergrad Student Spotlight: Kinsley Searles

Kinsley Searles (BA '22) This post is the second in a two-part series featuring undergraduate researchers mentored by faculty members Lisa Tatonetti and Mary Kohn, with support from the College of Arts and Sciences Undergraduate Research Award program. Part 1, featuring the work of Haley Reiners (BA '22), appeared earlier this week. Below is Part … Continue reading Undergrad Student Spotlight: Kinsley Searles