• Alumni News,  Department News

    Alumni Updates

    Dr. Beulah Baker recently caught up with several Taylor English alum from recent years. It’s inspiring to see the specific ways in which our graduates are pursuing their callings and making a difference in the world. ——————————————————————– Elizabeth at the NY Public Library Always a small-town kid, Elizabeth Tatum moved to Chicago after graduating from Taylor University in January of 2008. For three years she worked at a non-profit national healthcare association, where she was called upon to dabble in writing, project management, grant-making, and operations. Outside of work, she was active in a local Mennonite congregation, Reba Place Church, and volunteered with a few Evanston-based charitable organizations. In the…

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    Making Literature 2013: A Look Back

    We heard a lot of words at Taylor’s fourth biennial Making Literature conference–three straight days worth of them, from keynote speakers, scholars, novelists, poets, editors, and students. It would be impossible to recall them all, even though we made some efforts at live tweeting them. So I will begin with the words I heard when it was over, words I heard often: “I think this was the best one yet.” Now let’s take a look back at some of the other words, images, ideas, and authors we heard. 1) Dr. Hal Bush of St. Louis University talked on Malcolm Gladwell’s Blink and Hemingway’s A Moveable Feast, with reference to Thoreau’s…

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    The Power of Story: Global Myths on the Origins and Character of Black People

    Dr. Mary Nyambura Muchiri of the Taylor Department of English teaches writing and research in Creative Nonfiction as well as African Post-Colonial and British literature. She is the author of four books and is currently involved in sabbatical research on the “Awareness, Preparedness, Adjustment and Integration of International Faculty and Students at Taylor University.” Her most recent book, pictured above, is now available in hardcover or for Kindle at Amazon and other booksellers. Dr. Muchiri was born in the Murang’a District of the Central Province, in Kenya.  She earned a PhD fom Lancaster University (UK), and joined our department at Taylor in September of 2001. Here’s Mary on her new…