Puget Sound English Department

October 28, 2008

The English Department’s Blog: Welcome

Circa 1450, in Mainz, Germany, Johannes Gutenberg started the art and industry of printing with movable type; he published what’s known as “the Gutenberg Bible.” Establishing a blog at the English Department, University of Puget Sound, isn’t quite as momentous as the Gutenberg Revolution, which led to books as we know them, or as the Gates & Co. Revolution, which led to “word-processing,” hypertext, emails, instant messaging, “texting,” printing on demand, and all manner of words in Cyberspace.

Nonetheless, we have a blog, thanks to Professor Dolen Perkins-Valdez (and WordPress), and welcome to it.

The department hopes to write about news, events, and opportunities of interest to and often created by English majors and others who take courses in our department.We also hope to post blogs on all sorts of topics related to literature, writing, criticism, rhetoric, and so on.

Concerning the immediate future, click here to continue reading