English & Linguistics Blog

  • 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 […]

  • Truman Alum Laura McHugh to Publish First Novel

    August 5, 2013

    Truman alumna (class of 1996) and English major Laura McHugh recently signed a contract for her first novel, titled The Weight of Blood. Set in the Missouri Ozarks and inspired by a human trafficking case in Lebanon, Missouri, the novel will be a lead title in 2014 for Random House imprint Spiegel and Grau.

  • Nature Writers Chalk the Quad

    June 26, 2013

    Dr. Alanna Preussner’s Joseph Baldwin Academy (JBA) class on Nature Writing wants people to be observant and ecologically mindful. To spark that process, her class recently chalked campus sidewalks with quotes about Nature. The walking tour they designed includes both thought-provoking statements and original artwork. JBA brings gifted sixth-ninth grade students to Truman for an […]

  • Summer Writers’ Workshop

    April 9, 2013

    The Kirksville Writers’ Group is forming and holding its first summer workshop. From June to July we will engage in 6 weeks of in depth reading and peer reviewed writing. All are welcome. An informational meeting will be held on April 16 in Baldwin Hall 303 at 7 pm. Feel free to contact kirksvillewriters@gmail.com with […]

  • Native American Poet John Smelcer to Visit Truman’s Campus

    March 11, 2013

        Award-winning author Dr. John Smelcer will visit Truman March 27-28 to visit classes and participate in a series of public events. Smelcer is one of the last speakers on Earth familiar with the Ahtna language, an endangered Alaska Native language. He has authored 45 books in an eclectic range of interests and disciplines. […]

  • Marjorie Kelly visits Truman Feb 28

    February 25, 2013

    The Department of English and Linguistics is co-sponsoring a talk by Marjorie Kelly at 3:30 February 28, 2013 in Violette Hall 1010.  Kelly will discuss her career trajectory from English major to prize-winning  Mizzou School of Journalism student to business writer and consultant.  Her most recent book is Owning Our Future.  There will be Q […]

  • Windfall Submission Deadline

    February 8, 2013

    The Windfall, Truman’s student-run literary magazine, is now accepting submissions for the spring.  Windfall prints a yearly publication including art, photography, prose, poetry, and other creative work from students.  For more information or to submit, go to http://windfall.truman.edu/submissions/  SUBMISSION DEADLINE: February 15th  

  • Writers Goodman and Slonimsky To Give Two Presentations in March

    February 7, 2013

    Husband, wife team Lee Slonimsky and Carol Goodman will be on the Truman campus  Monday, March 4th and Tuesday March 5th.  On Monday evening at 7 PM in the Alumni Room of the SUB, they will deliver a talk concerning their own interesting histories with the Liberal Arts. (Though Lee Slonimsky’s degrees from CCNY are […]