English & Linguistics Blog

  • 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 […]

  • Toward An Open Source Economy: Creating Life-Sized LEGOs for a Global Village

    October 21, 2014

    4 p.m., Oct. 22, Baldwin Little Theater 176 Marcin Jakubowski, a native of Poland who holds his PhD in fusion physics, was recently profiled in the NEW YORKER. He founded Open Source Ecology, a collaborative of engineers, producers, and builders, which has developed a set of 50 machines crucial to modern life–everything from a tractor, […]

  • Campus Reading by Award Winning Novelist, Wednesday, October 29

    October 20, 2014

    Jack Smith, novelist, critic, editor and Professor Emeritus of English at North Central Missouri College, will be giving a reading from his new novel, Icon, on Wednesday, October 29th at 7 PM in Georgian Room C of the SUB.  Smith is the founding editor and presently co-editor of Truman’s online literary journal, the Green Hills […]

  • Truman’s 20th Annual Women’s and Gender Studies (WGST) Conference: Identities and Self-Fashioning

    September 19, 2014

    { C A L L   F O R   P A P E R S } Identities and Self-Fashioning Truman’s 20th Annual Women’s and Gender Studies (WGST) Conference January 29 – 31, 2015 Sponsored by the Women and Gender Studies Program Committee Click here for more information.

  • A Reading by Acclaimed Writer Saïd Sayrafiezadeh

    September 18, 2014

    Acclaimed memoirist, New Yorker fiction writer, and playwright Saïd Sayrafiezadeh will do a prose reading on Tuesday, September 30th, as the first event of the year in the Clayton B. Ofstad Readings Series.  The reading is at 7:30 PM at the University Art Gallery, Ophelia Parrish Hall. Saïd Sayrafiezadeh is the author of the short […]

  • 1990 Truman Graduate Named Missouri Teacher of the Year

    September 4, 2014

    1990 Truman Graduate Named Missouri Teacher of the Year Chris Holmes, who teaches English and journalism at Hazelwood West High School in Hazelwood, Mo., was recently selected as the 2014 Missouri Teacher of the Year by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE). Holmes received a bachelor’s degree from Truman State University in […]

  • Book Launch for Allison Cundiff and Steve Schreiner

    April 29, 2014

    IN SHORT: A MEMORY OF THE OTHER ON A GOOD DAY.  Allison is a Truman alum; Steven teaches creative writing at UMSL.  The launch is at the Wooden Nickle this Saturday, starting at 5:30:  http://www.goldenantelope.com/index.php/news/15-launch-party-in-short-a-memory-of-the-other-on-a-good-day.

  • A Reading from Utopian Fairytales by Ofstad Writer-in-Residence David Chan

    April 11, 2014

    Ofstad Writer-in-Residence David Chan will read from Utopian Fairytales (prose) on Thursday, April 17, at 7:00 PM, in the final event of the semester in the Clayton B. Ofstad Readings Series.  The reading will take place at the University Art Gallery, Ophelia Parrish Hall. Professor Chan is currently the inaugural Clayton B. Ofstad Endowed Writer-in-Residence/Visiting […]

  • Jim Thomas Memorial Concert featuring Scott Piper

    March 18, 2014

    Years ago on the Truman campus, a special friendship developed between English professor and poet Jim Thomas and the young Scott Piper (son of faculty members Fontaine and Vera Piper), who delighted in Thomas’s person and craft. On Saturday March 29 at 8:00 p.m. Scott (now Dr. Scott Piper  renowned tenor and Assistant Professor of Music […]

  • A Reading and Performance by Acclaimed Poet Cornelius Eady

    March 6, 2014

    Acclaimed poet Cornelius Eady will give a performance of his writing on Tuesday, March 18th, as the second event in the Clayton B. Ofstad Readings Series.  The reading is at 7:30 PM at the University Art Gallery, Ophelia Parrish Hall.  Eady is a Pulitzer Prize Nominee, National Book Award Finalist & Co-Founder of the Cave […]

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