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
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
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
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 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
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
J.C Pankratz '12 is 2015 National Playwrights Conference Finalist
J.C. Pankratz, a 2012 graduate, is among the 60 finalists of the 2015 National Playwrights Conference of the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center in Connecticut.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.
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Playwright Heather McDonald
September 8, 2015
4:15 pm, Watson Forum (The Pulliam Center for Contemporary Media)
December 2, 2015
7:30 pm, Peeler Center Auditorium
Heather McDonald is the 2015-2016 Mary Rogers Field and Marion Field-McKenna Distinguished University Professor of Creative Writing. For more information about her, please click here.
September 30, 2015
7: 30 pm, Thompson Recital Hall (Green Center for Performing Arts)
Adonis is the author of numerous collections of poetry, including Adonis: Selected Poems (2010, translated by Khaled Mattawa), Mihyar of Damascus: His Songs (2008), If Only the Sea Could Sleep (2002), and The Blood of Adonis (1971), which won the International Poetry Forum’s Syria-Lebanon Award. Adonis is also the author of the seminal work An Introduction to Arab Poetics (2003).
For more information about Adonis, please click here.
Fiction Writer Karen Joy Fowler
October 28, 2015
7:30 pm, Peeler Center Auditorium
Karen Joy Fowler is the author of seven novels and four short story collections. Her most recent novel, We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves, was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize and won the PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction in 2014.
For more information about Karen Joy Fowler, please click here.