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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.
Dr. Jessica DeSpain's sabbatical presentation, “Susan Warner's The Wide, Wide World and the Processes of Digital Scholarship,” Mon. April 13, 10 a.m., PH 3117
Dr. Christina Sharpe, author of Monstrous Intimacies: Making Post Slavery Subjects (Duke University Press, 2010), will be giving a talk, “In the Wake: On Blackness and Being” on Tues. April 14, 6-7:30 p.m., PH 3117 (funded by an SIUE Emeriti Grant )
Papers on Language and Literature, 50th Anniversary Reception, Wed. April 15, 1-2 p.m., PH 3117
Professor Allison Funk, reading from her new collection of poetry, Wonder Rooms, Thurs. April 16, 5 p.m., University Bookstore.
English Department Picnic, Sat. April 25, 11-2, details TBA.
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.
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.
interview| columnJoshua Kryah on poetry and the creative process.
interview| columnHelena Gurfinkel on Victorian literature and culture — and the debt we owe those Victorians.
Kristine Hildebrandt on disappearing languages and dialectical difference:
Carl Springer on the link between paganism and Christianity, to say nothing of Latin: