English & Linguistics Blog

  • English Honors Society Seeks New Members

    January 22, 2014

    Sigma Tau Delta, Truman’s chapter of the national society, is seeking new members for Spring 2014. The organization is widely recognized and is the largest honor society in its field with over 850 chapters. Anyone interested in deepening their experience with the English major may attend meetings, which will be held twice a month. Events for this semester will […]

  • Taking Care of Your Professional Voice

    Graduate Student Professional Development Series Poster

  • Truman’s 19th Annual WGST Conference

    Gendered Space & Queer Alternatives: Truman’s 19th Annual Women’s and Gender Studies Conference will be held in the SUB Georgian Rooms from January 30th to February 1st.  This year’s keynote speaker is Knox College professor Dr. Magali Roy-Fequiere.  Dr. Roy Fequiere received her master’s degree from Harvard University and her PHD from Stanford.  She will be presenting […]

  • Truman Alum Releases New Children’s Book About an Artistic, Mischievous, French Cat

    November 20, 2013

    Kayce Swigleson (2007)’s The Grand Adventures of Petit Louis, a children’s book about a vain little black and white cat who travels the streets of Paris searching for the perfect birthday gift for his owner, was published by Monograph this spring. Kayce wrote the book as a project as a project in Dr. Donna Rhinesmith’s […]

  • Joe Benevento Reading of new novel

    October 30, 2013

    On Wednesday, November 13th, at 7:30 PM in the Alumni Room of the SUB, Joe Benevento, Professor of English, will be giving a reading from his ninth published book, his new novel, The Monsignor’s Wife.  This literary mystery novel has been proclaimed a “great debut” by Hammett Award winner Carol Goodman, and is among the […]

  • Topics in Literary Theory: “Cognitive Approaches to Literature and Film”

    October 25, 2013

    Registration open for ENG 430: Topics in Literary Theory: “Cognitive Approaches to Literature and Film” to be taught in Spring   Cognitive literary theory is an emerging field of literary criticism that combines the insights of psychology, cognitive science, and cognitive linguistics to examine the process by which individuals read and interpret texts.  Students who take the […]

  • Paul Legault Reads from The Emily Dickinson Reader and Other Works

    October 16, 2013

      Widely-acclaimed poet Paul Legault will be reading from his most recent book, The Emily Dickinson Reader (McSweeney’s Books, 2012), as part of The Clayton B. Ofstad Readings Series.  Daily Candy praised the book as Sheer genius that begs to be recited aloud, while The Lambda Literary Review called these English-to-English contemporary translations of the […]

  • Call for Papers: Gendered Space & Queer Alternatives

    October 14, 2013

    The 2014 Women’s and Gender Studies conference committee is now accepting abstracts for the upcoming WGST conference.  The theme this year is Gendered Space & Queer Alternatives and we’re eagerly awaiting your proposals!  The official Call for Papers is below and the deadline for submissions is November 15th by 5pm.   CALL FOR PAPERS: Gendered […]

  • Poetry Reading from Naming the Dead by Robert Collins

    September 12, 2013

    On Thursday evening, September 19th, Robert Collins, Professor of English, Emeritus, at the University of Alabama, Birmingham and long time editor of the Birmingham Poetry Review, will be reading and giving a book signing from his most recent book of poems, Naming the Dead, in Georgian Room A of the SUB.   Dr. Collins will also […]

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