English & Linguistics Blog

  • Creatives for Hire

    October 8, 2018

  • Distinguished alumna Allison Coffelt as our Keynote Speaker

    November 17, 2017

    Join us as we welcome back distinguished alumna Allison Coffelt as our Keynote speaker at the English and Linguistics Senior Seminar Conference. She is the author of Maps Are Lines We Draw: A Road Trip Through Haiti (forthcoming from Lanternfish Press, 2018). She is currently the Education and Outreach Director of the True/False Film Festival […]

  • Alumnus to Speak on Digitally Preserving Theater History

    April 25, 2017

    Alumnus Doug Reside will present on his experience in preserving theater history as the New York Public Library’s Digital Curator for the Performing Arts, April 27-28 in the Student Union Building Activities Room. As the keynote speaker for the Senior Seminar Capstone Conference, Reside will give a presentation on “The Tale of the Ant-Lion: A […]

  • Alumna Author Returns for English & Linguistic Events

    March 10, 2017

    Alumna Kara Bollinger Kynion will return to campus March 30 for a pair of events sponsored by the Department of English and Linguistics.  There will be a Writing Center Workshop at 2:30 p.m. in Kirk Building 120 along with a poetry reading and book signing at 7:30 p.m. in the Del and Norma Robison Planetarium. […]

  • 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 […]