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Sep 18, 2014
Carol Loranger, chair of the Department of English Languages and Literatures, creates online bibliography on the winners of the Dayton Literary Peace Prize.
Sep 12, 2014
Cecile Carty
Drs. Norman and Cecile Cary were Founding Members of the English Department of Wright State University, teaching there from 1967 to 1999.
Sep 11, 2014

From 12:30 to 1:30 on Thursday, September 25th, in the Pathfinder Lounge, the campus Common Text Committee and the English Department's Creative Writing Program Committee are hosting a Writers' Panel to discuss this year's common text The Fault in Our Stars. Panel participants include Sharon Short, Kathleen Kollman, and Kristina McBride. In addition to discussing Green's Young Adult novel, the three authors will also be discussing those books which were...

Sep 4, 2014
books in chains image

Join us September 18, 2014  3:30-5:00 p.m. in the Discovery Room, 163 Student Union

Followed by refreshments and an exhibit of books banned in South Asia until 7:00 p.m. in the Endeavor Room, 156 Student Union

This event is free and open to the public.

For more information, contact Alpana Sharma at or (937)775-3136.

Sponsored by the Department of...

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...