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    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…

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    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…

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    Three 2016 Midwestern Literary Conferences

    Writers and readers, the spring of 2016 has fantastic conference opportunities in store. Yes, the marquee art and faith event in the nation, the Festival of Faith and Writing, is back, and we’ll get to that in a moment. But we wanted to alert you to several other local gatherings as well. Mark your calendars! ———————————— Sat, Feb 13, 2016 – Living in the Kiln (Cedarville University, OH) / Submission deadline: Jan 25 “Living in the Kiln: Refining the Self through Literary Conversation” is the title of the forthcoming undergraduate conference at Cedarville University. Here’s the description of what they’re looking for: Broad interpretations of the theme are welcome and…