Department of English Language and Literatures


Apr 25, 2016
Wright State will holds its 2016 spring commencement ceremony on Saturday, April 30, at 10 a.m. in the Wright State Nutter Center.
Apr 20, 2016
Carol Loranger believes that books can transform the world. “I’m a true believer. I really do believe that books can change people’s lives,” said Loranger, chair and associate professor of English language and literatures. “The idea that words can change …
Apr 12, 2016
When you hear the word swing, do you think of baseball or jazz? This week Wright State University will host the first national conference to explore the connections: “The Sultans of Swing: 100 Years of Baseball, Jazz and Short Fiction.” …
Apr 12, 2016
Crystal B. Lake asks her students to create something inspired by readings examining the role of weather in literature in a new course, Great Books and Bad Weather.
Apr 8, 2016
Looking for a way to release some of the stress caused by upcoming finals? Want to see what some of Wright State’s funniest students have crafted for their 5-minute sets? Then you need to come to this year's ENG 3010: Basics of Stand-Up Comedy final exam show! This year’s show will be held at the Dayton Funny Bone at The Greene, and all door proceeds will be donated to the English department Sr. English Major Scholarship. Performing this year are ENG 3010 students: Ashley Ark, Frank Browning...
Apr 5, 2016
The Sultans of Swing conference features talks by cultural historians and baseball experts and a Wright State baseball game on April 14-15.
Mar 17, 2016
Wright State’s School of Professional Psychology and the English Club collaborate to donate books to inmates at the Ohio Reformatory for Women.
Feb 29, 2016
Wright State senior Matt Garrett shines in the university’s creative writing program, inspired by magic, monsters and wizards from the fantasy genre.
Feb 22, 2016
Meet the amazing Dayton Regional STEM School students whose multiple award-winning science fair projects won the English Department-sponsored Award for Best Project Exploring the Intersection of Literature and Science: 1st place: Vidur Prasad (left,12th grade) - "Traffic Camera Dangerous Driver Detection (TCD3)" 2nd place: Shari Gordnier (right, 12th grade) - "Manipulation of Adolescent Self-Esteem through Exposure to Superhero Media" Below are the students whose multiple award-winning...
Feb 17, 2016
The Wright State University Visiting Writers Series is proud to welcome author Rachel B. Glaser, who will give a reading on Feb. 24 at 6 PM in the Pathfinder Lounge. Glaser is the author of the novel Paulina & Fran, the story collection Pee On Water, and the poetry collection MOODS. She is a recipient of the McSweeney's Amanda Davis Fiction Award, and her work has appeared in the anthologies 30 Under 30 and New American Stories. Nylon has cited her as one of the "Coolest Female Poets to...


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