Graduate Research Award Applications Due March 21

The Graduate Research Grants and the John S. Tuckey Award, both given out by the PUC Graduate School, are due on March 21.  If you’re a current graduate student, please consider applying.  Our students have been quite successful over the last few years at winning these awards. More information is here:  The deadline for applying […]

MA Program to Host Open House

As we do each January, the department will hold its Alumni Open House and Information Event for the graduate program in English.  This is an event for past, current, and potential students in the MA program.  Learn more about the program, meet faculty, and connect (or reconnect) with alumni.   The event will take place […]

PNC Hosts Performance at Mainstreet Theater

Purdue North Central’s English department is perfroming Sarah Ruhl’s Dead Man’s Cell Phone on Saturday (11/7), Friday (11/13), and Saturday (11/14) at 7:30 pm.  There is also a Sunday performance at 3:00 pm on November 8.  Admission is $10, or $5 with a student id. Please try to come out for what looks like a […]

Poetry Reading Features Michael Dobberstein


Last night First Friday Wordsmiths organized a great poetry reading honoring the recently-retired Michael Dobberstein. Thanks to Bethany Lee, Janine Harrison, Tom Roach, and George Kalamaras for participating, and to Lily Rex for organizing.  

Lance Henson to give Poetry Reading

Henson flyer

Native American poet Lance Henson, who has authored 17 collections, been translated into 25 languages, and lectured in 9 countries around the world, will give a talk on Calumet campus in an event sponsored jointly by the PNC and PUC English departments.  The event will be held from 12:30 to 1:30 on November 5 in […]

Video of Steven Jones’s lecture available

We’re happy to announce that the video for Monday’s talk by Steven Jones is already available at the ELS website: Scroll down past Gerald Graff and Terry Eagleton to get to Professor Jones’s talk.

Dewell Defends Thesis

Tiffany Dewell successfully defended her MA thesis yesterday, Wednesday July 15.  Tiffany’s thesis is entitled “Transcending Boundaries: Teaching Reflection in the Composition Classroom”  Congratulations to Tiffany, and to her committee chair Karen Bishop-Morris.

Jessica Groen Elected Grad Rep

Congratulations to Jessica Groen, who was elected the student representative to the department’s Graduate Committee for the 2015-2016 academic year.  Bring your concerns and advice to Jessica, and expect to hear from her when the committee needs feedback from students.

Tiffany Dewell Publishes Article

Our current MA student Tiffany Dewell has just published an article titled “Alternatives to Traditional Grading:  Helping Students Break the Mold” in the online journal The Atrium.  Please visit to read Tiffany’s work, and be sure to congratulate her on this impressive accomplishment.

Karen Schmidt Defends MA Thesis, 4/27

The Department of English and Philosophy invites you to a MA thesis defense by Karen Schmidt, whose research explores the once-popular but today largely-forgotten regional writer Bess Streeter Aldrich.   The presentation will be held on April 27 from 11:00 until 12:20 in Anderson 224.  Please join us to learn more about this fascinating writer, […]