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 the swoopThe Swoop - Learn more about what's been going on in the English Department this semester from student academic achievements to alumni involvement and more.

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SCSU English Department special guest

December 9, 2016. The Fall 2016 Colloquium features the research and creative writing of both graduate and undergraduate students. The program featured four panels. Thank you to Dr. Vara Neverow for an excellent event.

SCSU English Department special guest

November 15th, 4:30-5:30. Ryan Coogan: "The toy/become the aesthetic archetype": Mina Loy and the Material Word. His current research explores the role of materiality in the literary and visual works of 20th century poets who engage with the visual arts. In particular, his thesis examines key poems, art works and performances  by Mina Loy, Elsa von Freytag-Loringhoven, Susan Howe, Joan Retallack and Paula Claire.

SCSU English Department special guest

April 21, 2016. An interdisciplinary academic symposium with keynote speaker and visiting scholar Dr. Joaquin Granell Zafra. Join a vibrant discussion about the influence of gaming on identity, gender, and culture.

SCSU English Department special guestWas Uncle Tom from New Haven, CT? Join us for Susanna Ashton's (Clemson) lecture "Fugitive Slaves and Uncle Tom: The New Haven Connection" on Wednesday, November 4, 6:00-7:00 PM in the Adanti Student Center Theatre. Reception begins at 5:15 PM.

Jason Lawrence Guest SpeakerWhat can you do with an English Major? Dr. Jason Lawrence will speak about pursuing a career in the professional writing industry. While he focuses on professional writers in the workforce, he suggests all English Majors offer the same kind of value to employers. His slide presentation contains four important recommendations for English Majors. Monday November 2, 2015. 1-2 pm
SCSU English Department special guestDr. Aramech Dustdar is one of the most influential thinkers in the history of modern Iran. Join Dr. Dustdar as he examines the concepts of language, culture and nationality in the pre- and post- Islamic Middle East; listen to how and why the Islamic religion has influenced all three. Monday October 19, 2015. 1-2 pm
cre readingThe Creative Writing Series kicks off this semester with authors Bill Black and Benjamin S. Grossberg. Come hear some great fiction and poetry on Thursday, October 1st at 8pm in Englemann D253! 
folioFolio Literary Magazine's first reading of the semester will be on Friday, October 2nd at 7pm in the Adanti Student Center Fireplace Lounge. Literary works will be raffled off, and there will be an open mic, so bring some of your creative works to share!
WelcomeJoin us for the English@SCSU Fall 2015 Welcome Party, Wednesday, 9/23 1-3 PM in the English Common Room (ENG D253)! All majors, minors, and interested students welcome.
 bookmarks book swapBookmarks English Club Guilty Pleasures Book Swap - Wednesday, April 29, 1:00-3:00  PM, Engleman D253 during the English End-Of-Semester Party.
End of SemesterEnglish End-Of-Semester Party - Wednesday, April 29, 1:00-3:00 PM, Engleman D253. Join us as we celebrate the end of the semester with food, books, awards, and good company. All English majors, minors, and friends welcome.
Eng Placeholder2015 SCSU Graduate English Colloquium - April 18, 9:00-2:30 PM, Engleman D253  (Open to SCSU graduate students, faculty, and visitors; $10 registration)
what can you do with an english majorWhat Can You Do With An English Major? Come hear SCSU alumna Tanya Kimball Genn and course instructor Kenna Barrett speak about pursuing a career in the non-profit sector. Wednesday, March 25, 1:00-2:00PM, English Department Common Room, Engleman D253
Brendan Walsh talkGet Paid to Go Abroad: How to Win a Student Fulbright Fellowship (Brendan Walsh, Assistant Director of International Programs / Study Abroad) - Wednesday, March 11, 1:00-2:00 PM, English Department Common Room, Engleman D253
English place holder2015 SCSU MFA Writers' Conference: A Gathering of Connecticut-Region Writers - March 6-7, Engleman A210 (Open to General Public; see conference web page for more information)

Bookmarks murder mysteryCafé Bookmarks, Literary Murder Mystery Party - Friday, February 27, 7:00 PM, English Department Common Room, Engleman D253 (Open to all SCSU students)

Woloch talk

Dr. Alex Woloch (Stanford University), "Getting to Work: Irony and Socialism in George Orwell's The Road to Wigan Pier" - Thursday, February 26, 4:00 PM, English Department Common Room, Engleman D253 (Open to General Public)

Hinds and Baskin posterGareth Hinds and Nora Raleigh Baskin, "Literacy, Identity, and What Students Are Reading: Graphic Writing, Young Adult Literature, and their Place in the Academy" - Friday, February 20, 1:00-4:00 PM, English Department Common Room, Engleman D253 (Open to all SCSU Faculty)