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English and Philosophy

Student writing on the quad in the fall

Our department offers small classes and award-winning faculty.  English students focus on literature, professional writing, or creative writing, while Philosophy majors take traditional or pre-law tracks.  Our M.A., TESOL certificate, and Ph.D. in  English and the Teaching of English prepare graduate students for careers in higher education.

See what courses are offered in our Course Booklet (Fall 2018 offerings) or visit our program page.


Wednesday, Aug. 15th: CAL Welcoming Assembly and Reception, 4-6 pm in Goranson Hall, Fine Arts Building.

Friday, Aug. 17th: Department Faculty Retreat, 9 am-12 pm.  LA 244 and LA 256.

Friday, Aug. 17th: New English Graduate Students' Orientation 1-4 pm in LA 256.

Thursday, Sept. 27th: Service Learning Forum- Resource Fair 4-5:30 pm in the Wood River and Little Wood River Rooms, PSUB.

Thursday, Sept. 27th: Service Learning Forum- Keynote Talk and Reception 5:30-8:00 pm in the Wood River and Little Wood River Rooms, PSUB.  The speaker is Roberta Rosenberg, Emeritus Professor of English, Christopher Newport University, and coediteor of "Service Learning and Literary Studies in English." T




Hal Hellwig, Associate Professor of English, had his book review of Wonder and Irony with Henry James and Mark Twain in the Venice Ducal Palace accepted for publication in Mark Twain Annual. He also presented his paper entitled "Venice, Italy, and the Influence on Twain's Life and Satire on Capitalism" at the Humor in America conference in Chicago in July.

Bethany Schultz Hurst, Associate Professor of English, was awarded a Professional Development Grant from the Idaho Commission on the Arts to support travel to the Colrain Intensive Manuscript Conference in Greenfield, MA, which she attended at the end of July. Also, she recently had a poem published in Juked entitled "Notes on Pet Monkeys and How to Manage Them (Arthur Patterson, 1888)."

Matthew VanWinkle, Associate Professor of English, has recently had his article "Christina Rossetti's 'By Way of Remembrance': Address, Intertextuality, and Abiding Self-Scrutiny" published in Victorian Poetry.

Jessica Winston, Professor of English, has published "Digital Resources for Performance History: Online Newspaper Archives and Modern Productions of Gorboduc" in Early Modern Literary Studies.

Brent Wolter, Professor of English, delivered an invited lecture entitled “Collocations in a second language: What motivates processing and production on a psychological level?” at Qingdao University of Science and Technology in Qingdao, China in May.

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