• Department News,  Opportunities for English Majors

    Senior English Night: Save the Date!

    The Taylor University Department of English is pleased to invite you to Senior English Night, Tuesday, February 28, 2012 at 6:00 PM in Metcalf (MMVA) 002. The evening will feature four senior English majors chosen by their peers during the English Capstone experience. This year’s presentions are: Stephanie Binion — “Carrying Bones: Identity, Narrative and Metanarrative in Country of My Skull and Song of Solomon” Kate Camara — “Choosing a Side: Biracial Identity in Nella Larsen’s Passing and James McBride’s The Color of Water” Robbie Maakestad — “Old Men with Dislocated Femurs” Bailey McElravy — “Obscure Birth and Conspicuous Beauty: Identity Construction in Evelina and Lady Audley’s Secret” Hope to see…

  • Department News,  Faculty News

    TU English Professor First to Translate Rilke Book

      Dr. Lorne Mook,  a Taylor University English professor, made a substantial contribution to the English-speaking poetry world in 2011 with the publication of Traumgekrönt (Dream-Crowned). Mook’s translation of Rainer Maria Rilke’s third book of poems is the first into English, enabling readers to experience the work of one of the most important poets of the late 19th and early 20th centuries for the first time. Originally published in German in 1896 when Rilke was just twenty-one years old,  the collection is integral to understanding the development of the great poet. Dream-Crowned is published by the University of New Orleans Press, and can be purchased from IndieBound, Barnes and Noble, Amazon, and other booksellers. Here’s what they’re saying: “I was amazed…