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, […]

Reminder: Stark-Tinkham Awards Presentation Tomorrow

Just a reminder that we’ll hold the 42nd annual Stark-Tinkham Annual Writing Contest Awards Ceremony tomorrow evening (April 15), at 7:00 in Jean Chambers (in SUL).  Our speaker this year will be Dr. Kelly Norman Ellis, who is an associate professor of creative writing at Chicago State University. She is a poet whose work has […]

Spring Workshop, final ELS event for the year, Happens this Saturday

The final English Lecture Series event takes place this Saturday, February 21, 9 am until 2 pm, in the Classroom Office building of Purdue University Calumet. Our English Lecture Series Spring Workshop, titled “Academic Literacies for the 21st Century.” We are excited to welcome the well-known literacy scholar Dr. Norm Stahl (Professor Emeritus, Northern Illinois University) as […]

Almni Open House and Information Event for MA Program this Monday

The department will hold it’s annual Alumni Open House and Information event this coming Monday (January 26) from 5:00 to 6:30 PM in the Room with a View.  If you’re an alumni, come on out to share your experiences with the program and reconnect with faculty and other alumni. If you’re a current student or someone […]

Blotterature and the IWC Announce Upcoming Events

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Blotterature is hosting a reading event at Kilroy’s in Lansing on Saturday, January 31 that will feature Samantha Irby, 2014 winner of Chicago Writers’ Association Traditional Non-Fiction Book for Meaty and voted one of the top 10 comedic writers to watch for in 2015 by Paper Magazine.   In addition, The Indiana Writers’ Consortium is hosting a small […]