• Department News,  Opportunities for English Majors

    Majors Present at Butler URC

    Back row: Veronica Toth, Elaina Mellott, Adam Kelly, Josh Vahle, Malinda Patterson. Front row: David Wetherell, Sarah Lyons, Caroline Nurkkala. 2016 was a banner year for our senior English majors, eight of whom presented at the Butler Undergraduate Research Conference (URC). See the program for details on these diverse scholarly and creative presentations.  

  • Department News,  Opportunities for English Majors

    Senior Night 2016

    Hannah Haney delivers her presentation —————————————————- Senior Night 2016 wrapped up on Tuesday! A large audience came to hear four outstanding peer-selected senior projects. Hannah Haney (above) kicked off the presentations with her scholarly talk entitled “Human Flourishing and Survival in The Road and Brave New World.” Veronica Toth read selections from her creative project called “All the Other Lights Say Go,” featuring poetry and nonfiction. The next presenter was Paula Weinman, who read several scenes from her Middle Grade novel Sink for It. Davis Wetherell wrapped up the evening with his critical presentation “Navigating Through Labyrinths: A Comparative Study of Kafka and Nabokov.” The Senior Project is the culminating…

  • Department News,  Opportunities for English Majors

    English Majors Present Work at Cedarville Conference

    A group of senior English majors recently had work accepted by the Alpha Kappa Delta literary conference at Cedarville University in Ohio. On Saturday, six students joined undergraduates from Cedarville and Blufton University to present analytical essays on a variety of literary works, as well as original creative writing. This year’s conference theme was “Living in the Kiln: Refining the Self through Literary Conversation.” Taylor English majors adapted sections of their senior projects into presentations for the conference. (The senior project is an extended critical study or creative work that serves as the culminating activity in the major, completed through ENG 492, guided research, and ENG 493, the Senior Capstone…