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Detailed course descriptions for Summer 2015 and Fall 2015 are now available!

Click here to see all the winners of this year's Departmental prizes! Congratulations to all!

Registration for the Summer 2015 Writing Camp is now open. Click here for information regarding the two 2-week sessions offered in June and July for youths 8-18.

Check out the updated Major/Minor Handbook for 2014-2015.

Upcoming Events:

RESCHEDULED: Dr. Jessica DeSpain's sabbatical presentation, “Susan Warner's The Wide, Wide World and the Processes of Digital Scholarship,” Mon. April 20, 10 a.m., PH 3117

Professor Allison Funk, reading from her new collection of poetry, Wonder Rooms, Thurs. April 16, 5 p.m., University Bookstore.
The reading will be followed at 6 p.m. by a craft talk during which Professor Funk will discuss the process of writing, revising, and assembling this collection, place TBA.

English Department Picnic, Sat. April 25, 11-2, Saturday, Edwardsville Township “Airplane” Park, Center Grove Road, Edwardsville. All majors, minors, graduate students, alumni, faculty and their families are invited. In the event of inclement weather, please check back here, on the website, for information.

Interesting Reading:

According to a report by the Center on Education and the Workforce at Georgetown University, between now and 2020 judgment/decision-making, communications, and analysis will be three of the four most in-demand competencies in the labor market. These are the competencies that the curricula of the majors and minors in the Department are designed to develop in students.




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A number of English faculty have been featured on the College of Arts and Science's radio show "Segue" and in the Edwardsville Intelligencer's weekly "College Talk" column. Check out the audio interviews and/or the columns featuring the following:

Kristine Hildebrandt on language endangerment in Nepal.
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Joshua Kryah on poetry and the creative process.
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Helena Gurfinkel on Victorian literature and culture — and the debt we owe those Victorians. Valerie Vogrin on creative writing as a way of life: Seran Aktuna on linguistic diversity and English as a second language: Matthew S. S. Johnson on student writing and the value of simple questions: Jessica DeSpain on the intersection of literature and information technology: Larry LaFond on language, translation, and dialects: Sharon James McGee on language, writing, and communication that reaches hearts and minds:
Catherine Seltzer on Southern literature and novelist Pat Conroy:
Kristine Hildebrandt on disappearing languages and dialectical difference:
Carl Springer on the link between paganism and Christianity, to say nothing of Latin:

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