Chris White's original film, Mud Lotus, premiered on campus 11/7/13
This film was written and directed by Chris White, associate professor of English, and co-produced and edited by Jonathan Nichols-Pethick, associate professor of communication and theatre.Read More
Acclaimed Author Tobias Wolff Here for ArtsFest, November 8
The author of This Boy's Life spoke on November 8, 2013, in historic East College as part of ArtsFest 2013 and the Kelly Writers Series.Read More
Kelly Writers Series Presents Poet Marianne Boruch, Oct. 30
Marianne Boruch joined us for two events on October 30, 2013.Read More
Rodney Jones poetry reading 9/25/13
Rodney Jones, the Mary Rogers Field Distinguished University Professor of Creative Writing at DePauw, read to a packed house on September 25, 2013.Read More
Class of 2016, FYS Anthology
Mike Sinowitz, an Associate Professor of English and the Associate Faculty Development Coordinator for the Writing Program and Writing Program Director, gives students a chance to showcase their best writing.Read More
From Prose to Script to Screen
Samuel Autman's memoir adapted for the screenRead More
"Literary Phenomenon" George Saunders Visited 4/24/13 as Guest of Kelly Writers SeriesRead More
With his crowdfunded film starring Olympia Dukakis set to premiere, Alex Thompson '12 already had another ambitious project underway.Read More
The Water's Edge
Professors Joe Heithaus and Cynthia O’Dell combined their artistic talents – poetry and photography – to offer a May Term course on the island of Vinalhaven.Read More
Professor Istvan Csicsery-Ronay founded an online home for scholars in the maturing field of human-animal studies.Read More
Senior Wins National Playwriting Honor
J.C. Pankratz ’12 won a prestigious Michael Kanin Playwriting Award for her 30-minute play Honest to God.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.
Join Us! Upcoming Events:
On April 29, come see Professor Samuel Autman and DPU Alum Chinonye Chukwu '07 in the UB Ballroom at 4:00 pm.
Professor Autman will read a brief except from his manuscript in the works, Sanctified. A screening of A Long Walk, a short film by Chukwu, based on Autman's work, will follow. Afterward a Q & A will be held. To finish the evening, Chukwu will screen her 11-minute short, Bottom. This event is free and open to the public.
Award-winning playwright Kristoffer Diaz will be here on April 30 at 7:30 in Peeler Auditorium to read. On May 1, he will present a "craft talk" in Watson Forum (PCCM) at 11:30 am. Both of these events are part of the Kelly Writers Series.
Kristoffer Diaz, who holds a BA from New York University’s Gallatin School of Individualized Study, an MFA from NYU’s Department of Dramatic Writing, and an MFA from Brooklyn College’s Performing Arts Management program, is an award-winning playwright and educator. In 2011, he won the New York Times Outstanding Playwright Award, the Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Play, and the OBIE Award for the Best New American Play for The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity. He also won the inaugural Gail Merrifield Papp Fellowship at New York’s Public Theatre that same year. His work has been performed across the country, and he is currently in residence at New Dramatists.
This event is free and open to the public.