English & Linguistics Blog

  • 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. […]

  • A Reading by Prajwal Parajuly

    September 15, 2015

    On Tuesday, October 6th at 7:30 PM in the Little Theatre of Baldwin Hall on the Truman State Campus, Truman alumnus and world renowned fiction writer Prajwal Parajuly will give a reading from his work, as part of the Clayton B. Ofstad reading series sponsored by the Department of English & Linguistics. Prajwal Parajuly is […]

  • Atomic America, Friday June 26

    June 22, 2015

      Colleagues: Photographers James Crnkovich and Robert Del Tredici will be projecting and discussing their work in the Del and Norma Robison Planetarium, Magruder Hall, at 7 p.m. on Friday, June 26.  They are touring the country, celebrating their collaboration James Crnkovich’s Atomic America (Naciketas Press, 2015).   Crnkovich came to Truman last year, when […]

  • The English and Linguistics Senior Seminar Conference

    April 15, 2015

    The English and Linguistics Senior Seminar Conference is a large and exciting event.  This semester, 75 students are capping their Truman careers with presentations developed in five seminars–on  Adaptations, Creative Writing, Linguistics, Thomas Pyncheon, and 1920s America. Within these large topics, English and Linguistic majors have crafted works on an amazing range of specific interests.  […]

  • A Multimedia Reading by Acclaimed Writer Bennett Sims

    March 1, 2015

    Acclaimed author Bennett Sims will do a multimedia fiction reading of “White Dialogues” on Wednesday, March 18th, as the final event of the year in the Clayton B. Ofstad Readings Series. The “White Dialogues” reading will incorporate scenes and images from the classic Alfred Hitchcock film Vertigo. The reading is at 7:30 PM at the […]

  • Conference Day Poetry Reading

    February 17, 2015

    ENG 409 Spring Poetry Workshop invites you to its first reading Thursday February 19 at noon in the library café.  The reading will be MC’d by Erin Hutchison and was produced by Adriana Long and Natalie Welch.  You should come.  We know it’s not spring, but there will be poetry.

  • Senior Seminar Conference Program: Fall 2014

    November 12, 2014

    Click here for full program.

  • Ofstad Writer-in-Residence reading

    November 11, 2014

    Wednesday, November 19th, 7:30 PM University Art Gallery, Ophelia Parrish Hall Dear English and Linguistics colleagues: Ofstad Writer-in-Residence David Chan will be reading at the year’s second event in the Clayton B. Ofstad Readings Series on Wednesday, November 19th at 7:30 PM in the University Art Gallery. As usual, unique complimentary refreshments will be served […]

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