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Jul 11, 2014
Karen Hayes had served as a lecturer in the Department of English Language and Literatures at Wright State.
May 19, 2014
Josh Hemmelgarn

As students peruse local job listings they often notice that almost all jobs require previous work experience. For many students this can be frightening. Students know what they are doing and are ready for a job, but cannot get a job without experience. And how do students get that experience if all the jobs require previous experience? This is where an internship comes in handy. As an English major seeking a career in the Professional and Technical Writing field I understand how...

May 7, 2014
New journal shines spotlight on excellent student writing from Wright State's Integrated Writing courses.
May 5, 2014

Featured in this issue are interviews with the following Department of English faculty: Professor Erin Flanagan talks about her new collection of short stories; Professor Crystal Lake discusses Jane Austen and the Pride and Prejudice Bicentennial; and Professor Chris DeWeese shares his thoughts on writing poetry.  Among the topics covered in this issue's student essays are  The Lord of the Rings; Pride and Prejudice; The Great Gatsby; The Hidden Hand...

May 5, 2014
graduates in seats

Twenty-one English M.A. students graduated on May 3, 2014.  This was one of the largest classes of graduate students in department history. The group included six literature majors, six composition and rhetoric majors and nine TESOL majors--also a TESOL record.  Sixty-four English B.A. students also graduated spring 2014.  Congratulations to all!

May 1, 2014

The primary goal for The Magnificent Seven is to help all seven members of the group earn promotion to full professor. The story of this unique group began in the fall of 2006 in the College of Liberal Arts, and it all started with stickers. Dr. Noeleen McIlvenna (aka Dr. No), Associate Professor in the History department, complained to Dr. Sarah Twill, Associate Professor in the Social Work department, that she was having trouble finding time for scholarship. Dr. Twill presented a...

Apr 10, 2014

Wright State technical writing students work with state-of-the-art computer programs thanks to donations from two leading software companies.

Apr 8, 2014

Wright State course uses the TV show "Mad Men" to examine the influence literature has had on pop culture.

Apr 2, 2014
Petrosino photo

Thursday, April 3 at 3:30 in the Student Union's Pathfinder Lounge poet Kiki Petrosino and prose writer Scott McClanahan will be reading, and both are absolutely stellar readers and performers of their work. Consider attending – you won't regret it!!
Reader Bios:  Scott McClanahan is an American writer and filmmaker. He lives in Beckley, West Virginia and is the author of six books: Stories (2008), Stories II (2009), Stories V! (2011), The Collected...

Mar 19, 2014

April 4, 2014 in the Millett Hall Atrium   LEAP would like to invite you to visit Brazil, Korea, China, Iran, Saudi Arabia, Honduras, Iraq, Libya, Taiwan and Kuwait! Don't worry: you will not need a passport, visa or even a ticket! Actually, you don't even need to leave Wright State to be able to enjoy these different cultures. On Friday, April, 4th, from 12:00to 1:30, LEAP students will gather in the Millett Hall Atrium to read poems in their native languages as part of...



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