Winter Term: Medieval and Renaissance Manuscript WT ENG184TC
As archeologists of the book, investigate the manuscript as a material object and cultural metaphor. Read early handwriting, examine originals, analyze digital reconstructions, and collaborate on a transmedia construction of a 'book'.Read More
Winter Term: Italian Film & Filmmaking (off-campus) WT ENG183A
Shoot your own film at L'Accademia dell'Arte in Arezzo, Italy. Students will view, analyze, and write about Italian post-WWII cinema to contextualize recent film history and make their own "place" video.Read More
Winter Term: Inhabiting Dramatic Literature WT 184TB
Plays are meant to be spoken and heard. This course will explore some contemporary dramatic literature through theatrical exercises, acting, directing, and design, as well as more conventional reading, writing and analysis.Read More
Winter Term: The Galapagos (off campus) WT BIO183A
Not just for bio majors! Visit The Galapagos Islands that inspired Charles Darwin's theories to learn about the history and challenges of biodiversity.Read More
Winter Term: Literary Macroanalysis WT 184TA
What happens when literary study meets big data? The course will offer a theoretical and practical exploration of a branch of digital humanities, sometimes called "distant reading," to discover and interpret patterns in large samples of literary texts.Read More
Winter Term: Songwriting Bootcamp WT 184WA
Would you like to learn to write and record your own songs? Sign up to learn about music industry techniques and technologies, and to hone your composition skills through workshops, leading to a rough "demo" recording of 1-3 original songs.Read More
Professor Joe Heithaus featured in the Wabash Watershed
Professor Joe Heithaus was recently interviewed by Indiana's new poet laureate, George Kalamaras. His work is also featured in the article.Read More
Professor Mike Sinowitz Publishes Patrick O'Brian's Bodies at Sea
Professor Sinowitz teaches English and also serves as director of the writing program and as associate faculty development coordinator for the writing program.Read More
Senior Evan M. Miller and Professor Wayne Glausser work together on an interdisciplinary projectRead More
Award-Winning Richard Peck '56 Dispenses Advice at NYC Workshop
"If I knew how to write the novel I’m writing now, I’d be home writing it," Richard PeckRead More
Kara Bischak returns from a Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship; heads to Harvard Law School
Bischak notes, "This opportunity is due, in large part, to the support and encouragement of the DePauw community during my time as an undergraduate and a law school applicant."Read More
If you like to read, to think and talk with others about what you’ve read, to write and hone your writing, to catch and convey thought and emotion beyond yourself, English might be the major for you. English majors concentrate in writing or literature, but all are concerned with the power of words to enlighten, to move, to liberate, to discover, to breathe forth new realities.
English graduates become teachers, scholars, screenwriters, journalists, editors, copywriters, web designers, lawyers, policy-makers, entrepreneurs, poets… there are no limits.
Please join us! All events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted.
jess walter, novelist and nonfiction writer
november 5 | 7:30 p.m.
Green Center for the Performing Arts, Thompson Recital hall
A former National Book Award finalist, winner of the Edgar Allan Poe Award and New York Times bestselling author, Jess Walter is the author of six novels and one nonfiction book. His work has been translated into 28 languages, and his essays, short fiction, criticism and journalism have been widely published in Best American Short Stories, Best American Nonrequired Reading, Harper's, Esquire, McSweeney's, Byliner, Playboy, ESPN the Magazine, Details and many others.
His books include, We Live in Water: Stories, Beautiful Ruins, The Financial Lives of the Poets, The Zero, Citizen Vince, Land of the Blind, Over Tumbled Graves, Every Knee Shall Bow.
december 3 | 7:30 p.m.
peeler art center, auditorium
English Department faculty read from their latest works in this annual Kelly Writers Series event.