Puget Sound English Department

April 14, 2011

Department reading: Monday, April 18

Please join us at 4 p.m., on Monday, April 18 in Wyatt 313 to hear Renee Simms, adjunct professor at Arizona State University and candidate for Visiting Assistant Professor of Creative Writing, discuss contemporary African American literature and read from her story collection, Necessity of Wings.

March 23, 2011

Thinking ahead to Fall…

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In anticipation of registration for Fall, 2011, the department will be hosting one of our fabulous Preregistration Events. Please join us for information on courses, free pizza, and the kind of fun that only the literati know how to have. In the meantime, you can find individual course descriptions on the Department website, as well–including exciting new courses offered by our newest colleagues, Professor John Wesley (Early Modern) and Visiting Professor Jeff Solomon (20th C. American Lit). In addition to information about courses in the major, we will also have faculty representing courses they teach in the core and cross-listed programs like Gender Studies, Humanities, and African American Studies. We’d love to see many of our current and graduating students there, too–

Please join us and bring your friends: Thursday, March 31, 5:30-7 p.m. Trimble Forum

February 28, 2011

TODAY (Monday, Feb. 28)!

Jeff Solomon, candidate for Visiting Assistant Professor of 20th-Century Literature, speaks today at 4 p.m., in Wyatt 313:

Young, Effeminate, and Strange: The Queer Debut of Truman Capote

Hope to see you there!

May 12, 2010

Graduation Reception for our Majors and Minors

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Please be sure to stop by the Wyatt 3rd Floor Lounge area this Saturday, May 15, between 10:30-12 p.m., for the department’s Graduation Reception for all of our graduating Majors and Minors. We look forward to seeing you all, meeting your friends and families, and conveying our congratulations to you in person.

March 31, 2010

Deadline Approaches

The deadline for submitting work to the yearly departmental writing awards is Friday, April 2. Submit your poetry, fiction, or an analytical essay written for a 400-level course in Wyatt 335.

March 23, 2010

Campus News Updates for Current Students

A round-up of information about departmental and campus events:

Don’t forget Creative Writing Days: March 24 & 25.

1. The Department’s pre-registration informational and social session will take place on Thursday, April 1 in Trimble Forum from 5-6:30 p.m. Please drop by to get information about Fall courses offered by English Department faculty, including cross-listed courses and core courses. Bring a friend, have some refreshments, and mingle with faculty and students.

2. As you are thinking ahead to fall, remember that those of you who need or want to write a thesis now have the option of a designated course (English 493) in which to do so. The course emphasizes research and writing, and uses a workshop approach to producing your thesis. Contact Professor Joshi (pjoshi@pugetsound.edu) for more information.

3. Detailed course descriptions for Fall will be available at the department event; you can also find them at the Department website under “Fall Courses”
Descriptions are being updated daily, so check back for more information.

4. Don’t overlook the opportunities for fellowships; Sharon Chambers-Gordon (scgordon@pugetsound.edu) reminds us that there is a Fellowships website with more information, and that there will be a Fellowships Forum on Wednesday, April 14th, at 5:00 PM in Wyatt 109.

5. Finally, don’t forget to submit your original work to Crosscurrents Literary Magazine (ccr@pugetsound.edu) and/or to the Departmental Writing Awards contests (Deadline April 2; information in the Dept. of English, Wyatt 335).

March 5, 2010

Submissions Sought for Departmental Awards

Current Students: The English Department is now accepting submissions for our three main writing awards. You need not be an English major or a senior to be eligible for these awards. Specifics:

All work should be submitted in hard copy to the English Dept. office, Wyatt 335, by April 2, 2010

1. The Heuston Literature Prize is awarded to a currently-enrolled student for an essay written for a 400-level Literature or Theory course. The submission must be a clean typed copy, with your name attached on a 3×5 index card.

2. Submissions for the Nixeon Civille Handy Poetry Contest should consist of a single unpublished poem of not more than 50 lines. Do not put your name on the poem; instead, submit a clean, typed copy in an envelope on which is written the title or first line of the poem and the author’s name.

3. Submissions for the Esther B. Wagner Prize in Fiction should consist of a single story of not more than 25 typed, double-spaced pages.