English & Linguistics Blog

  • 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 […]

  • Truman’s Environmental Studies (ENVS) Conference

    February 24, 2014

    CALL FOR PARTICIPATION Truman’s Environmental Studies (ENVS) Conference April 5, 2014   Humanity’s relationship with our environment is a complex, multilayered, and constant one that permeates many disciplines. The field of environmental studies comprises many lenses through which we can view the environment. We invite abstracts for contributions addressing the relationship between humans and their […]

  • American Shakespeare Company Workshops

    January 28, 2014

    “When You Do Dance” —An ASC Approach to Dance and Choreography  Monday, Feb. 10, 12:30 p.m., OP 310.  Contact David Goyette. Shakespeare’s use of dance in plays such as Twelfth Night, Romeo and Juliet, and Midsummer Night’s Dream shows that he possessed an intimacy with the specific requirements of each step and gesture in specific […]

  • 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 […]