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Deadlines approach for English Department contests! Each year the Department conducts a number of awards competitions, each of which recognizes excellence in a different aspect of literature or language studies and creative writing. The winners, who also receive modest monetary stipends, are recognized at the Honors Day Convocation, held each year in May. Click here to review the submission guidelines.
Check out the updated Major/Minor Handbook for 2014-2015.
Why All Students Should Consider Majoring in English: Here is a persuasive essay from a recent issue of The Chronicle of Higher Education: "The Ideal English Major."
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: