English & Linguistics Blog

  • MAE Students Attend Write to Learn Conference

    February 22, 2017

    Eight Secondary English MAE students and professor Barbara Price attended the annual Write to Learn conference in Osage Beach, Missouri, on February 16-18.  Pictured at the keynote address by poet Nikki Giovanni are (seated left-right) Janae Fritze, Katie Bailey, Julianne Dworak, Megan Dice, Lauren Ragsdale, Rachel Davis, and Lydia Whitacre.  Standing: Jessica Wilke and Barbara […]

  • Reading Series to Feature Nonfiction Author

    February 9, 2017

    Author, editor and mentor Faith Adiele will read selections from her nonfiction writing at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 15 in the Del and Norma Robison Planetarium as part of the 2017 Ofstad Reading Series. Adiele is the author of “Meeting Faith,” a memoir about becoming the first African-American woman ordained a Buddhist nun in Thailand. Adiele […]

  • Alumna to Present on Papal Ceremony

    January 30, 2017

    Alumna Jasmine Cloud will return to present “Taking Possession of the City: Papal Ceremony and Urbanism in the Early Modern Roman Forum,” at 5 p.m. Feb. 6 in Ophelia Parrish 2210.  She is an assistant professor at the University of Central Missouri and has published her research in “Reflections on Renaissance Venice, Perspectives on Public […]

  • Truman Alums Talk Teaching

    March 20, 2016

    Two alumni are returning to campus this week to do a presentation called “Truman Alums Talk Teaching.” Allison Cundiff and Heather Shana Fleming will be here from Parkway North to talk about their careers in a way that we hope will engage our students and re-engage us in these two women’s professional lives. As Truman […]

  • Ozark poet Phil Howerton

    March 14, 2016

    Dear Professional Wordsmiths and Arrangers of Images,   I’m hoping to interest you in attending a poetry reading and in persuading others to attend.  It’s not that we need more words in the world, but that we need more skillful, subtle words from kindly people re-sounding in our very own ears.  Unmediated.  (Fortunately, we have […]

  • Poet Allison Joseph on Campus in February

    January 21, 2016

    On Wednesday, February 10th at 7:30 PM in the Little Theatre of Baldwin Hall, award winning poet, editor and professor, Allison Joseph will give a reading from her latest work. (Professor Joseph, who has published numerous books of poetry, teaches creative writing at Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, where she is the long time editor of […]

  • Benevento at 60

    October 26, 2015

    On Tuesday, November 17th at 7:30 P.M., in the Little Theatre of Baldwin Hall on the Truman State campus, Joe Benevento, Professor of English, will present a combined reading and musical performance, which will include selections from his two latest published books, the mystery novel, Saving St. Teresa, and Expecting Songbirds: Selected Poems, 1983-2015, and […]

  • Escaping the Agrochemical Treadmill: Structural and Social Challenges to Sustainable Agriculture in Guatemala

    October 20, 2015

    On Thursday, Oct. 29, Global Issues Colloquium  presents  Anthropologist Courtney Dowdall and Data Scientist Ryan Klotz, speaking on “Escaping the Agrochemical Treadmill: Structural and Social Challenges to Sustainable Agriculture in Guatemala.”  The colloquium will be held in Magruder Hall, Room 2001, at 7 p.m. The  authors of Pesticides and Global Health (2013), Dowdall and Klotz […]

  • “All You Can Think”: Prose and poetry “slam”

    On Tuesday, Oct. 27,  Truman’s English and Linguistics department and Kirksville’s Aquadome are co-sponsoring a community event titled “All You Can Think.”  This prose and poetry “slam” will feature original works by creative people who stayed in college beyond the usual four years.   If you are a current graduate student or an alum of a […]

  • Richard-Gabriel Rummonds, master of the cast iron handpress

    September 28, 2015

    On Tuesday, October 20, 7:30 pm in the Little Theater (BH 176), Richard-Gabriel Rummonds, acknowledged master of the cast iron handpress, will give a talk entitled “Creating Great Literature in Limited Editions on Iron Handpresses: Borges, Cavafy, Burgess, Calvino, Cheever, Gioia.” The lecture is sponsored by the Dept. of English and Linguistics and the Dept. […]

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