• Department News,  Opportunities for English Majors

    The Real Scoop on Celebrity

    Today’s guest post comes to us from Cathy Warner, poet, pastor, and home renovator on the shores of Washington’s Puget Sound. We live in an age of constant temptation to see our value as writers and people in terms of likes, shares, and followers. Cathy reminds us of the richness of the work itself, of our relationships, and the rhythms of our everyday lives. Poet Al Zolynas concluded “The Zen of Housework” with this affirmation: “Ah, grey sacrament of the mundane!” Amen. ———————————————————————— Sixteen years ago I joined a writing group led by well-known poet Ellen Bass. I was relatively new to creative writing, having taken two classes at my…

  • Department News,  Opportunities for English Majors

    Senior English Night 2015

    (a page from Rebecca Hartman’s graphic narrative “Dies Cinerum”) ——————————————————————————————— When: Tuesday, March 17, 6:00 PM Where: Euler 109 The Department of English invites you to join us for Senior English Night 2015! You’ll hear diverse presentations of both literary scholarship and creative writing. This year’s presentations include: Audrey Ford: Unity and Discontinuity: How the Author, the Reader, and the Text Make Meaning in “Lost in Translation” and Invisible Cities ———— Rebecca Hartman: Dies Cinerum ———— SaraRuth Brown: Saints or Survivors: Charity and Social Responsibility in Little Women and Cannery Row ———— Senior Night presentations are peer-selected each year by the students in English Capstone. English majors, this is a…