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Department of Literature Blog

  • We’ll be bringing #FacultyFridays Q & A to you once a month this semester. On today’s blog, we’re presenting Dr. Joe Pellegrino. Did you know Dr. Pellegrino was once a musician? Do you want to know why his superpower would be reading minds? Read on to find out!
  • Dr. Hans-Georg Erney's article, "Ecological Science Fiction with Chinese Characteristics," was published in MOSF Journal of Science Fiction (2021).
  • I bet all of you can easily identify an image of Marilyn Monroe, and you might have even seen one or two of her films before. But why? Why is this film star someone we still recognize, discuss, debate, watch, and admire almost 60 years after her death?  Students enrolled in Dr Amanda Konkle’s ENGL […]
  • Jade Jordan, a junior Secondary Education major, created a teaser trailer as part of her final project in her ENGL 2100 “Black Vampires” class with Dr. Kendra R. Parker during summer 2021-Term A semester.
  • This summer, students enrolled in English courses did some pretty cool things in their classes! What does Yosemite National Park have to do with literature? How are digital final projects on Marilyn Monroe and Black Vampires showcased? Stick around for the next three Fridays to learn more. For today? We’re taking a summer trip to […]
  • Dr. Howells, chairperson of the Department of Literature, welcomes us back to the fall semester and reminds us that literature can "enrich our lives in powerful ways."
  • Presentations, Publications, and Podcasts, Oh My! While we were on hiatus, our faculty–retired or not–certainly had an eventful summer. Check out some of the professional highlights below. Then, keep scrolling to see our official kick off of the semester with an outdoor event celebrating retirees and welcoming new graduate students! Dr. Richard Flynn, professor emeritusContinue […]
  • On today's blog, we're presenting Dr. Bradley Edwards. Dr. Edwards' wit shines through this Q and A session. Read on to experience it yourself (and to find out why Dr. Edwards would like to be in a circus…)
  • Want to win prizes? Earn accolades? Here's your chance! Submit your best essay of 2020-2021 for consideration for the Department of Literature Best Essay Awards. Because we did not offer this award in Spring 2020, essays from fall 2019 are eligible for submission. The deadline? Friday, April 9, 2021. Click the blog to learn more!
  • On today’s blog, we’re presenting Dr. Carol Jamison. Dr. Jamison’s candor and vulnerability certainly shine through this Q and A session. Read on to experience it yourself (and to find out why be Dr. Jamison would never want to be a hero or a villain)

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Last updated: 1/12/2021