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Spring Department Picnic! Mark your calendars for Saturday, April 26. From 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. we'll be eating, socializing, cavorting, and perhaps playing croquet and bocce at Edwardsville Township Park (aka Airplane Park). Undergraduate & graduate* students, alumni*, and faculty* and the families of all of the above are welcome. (*Please bring a dessert, salad, or side dish to share.) Fried chicken, beverages, utensils, etc. will be provided. Rides are available from SIUE. Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.
St. Louis author Eric Lundgren will be reading from his novel The Facades at 7 p.m. on Thursday, April 24, in the MUC bookstore. Click here for more info on this "hard-boiled existentialist." The event is free and open to the public.
The spring issue of River Bluff Review has gone to press. Please celebrate with this year's editors, authors, and artists on Wednesday, April 30 at 4:30 p.m. in the MUC bookstore. The published writers will read briefly from their work and free copies of the journal will be available.
Forms are now available to sign up for the SIUE Summer Writing Camp.
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:
Helena 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: