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
Professor Samuel Autman Takes First Place in Literary Contest
"Invisible Nails" by Samuel Autman is the first place winner in the SLS-DISQUIET 2015 Literary Contest, in the non-ficiton catetory.Read More
Prof. Harry Brown Authors "Golf Ball" for Object Lessons Series
Harry Brown's short treatise on the golf ball serves up surprising lessons about the human desire to tame and control the landscape through technology.Read More
Professor McInnes Receives Exemplary Teaching Award
McInnes, Professor of English and women's, gender, and sexuality studies, is recognized for "excellence in teaching; civility and concern for students and colleagues; commitment to value-centered education; and service to students, the institution and the community."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
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
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.
Mary Rogers Field and Marion Field-McKenna Distinguished University Professor Of Creative Writing
April 29, 2015, 7:30 p.m.
Peeler Art Center, Auditorium
Rick Bass’ fiction has received O. Henry Awards, numerous Pushcart Prizes, and fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Guggenheim Foundation. He has had numerous essays and stories anthologized in Best American Short Stories, Best American Travel Writing, and Best American Science Writing. His memoir The Wild Marsh: Four Seasons At Home in Montana has been excerpted in O, The Oprah Magazine. Bass’ collection of short fiction, The Hermit’s Story, was named a Los Angeles Times Best Book of the Year, and The Lives of Rocks, was a finalist for the prestigious Story Prize and named Best Book of the Year by The Rocky Mountain News. His most recent book of nonfiction, Why I Came West, was a finalist for a National Book Critics Circle Award.