Monthly Archive: May, 2019

Proust Questionnaire-Ishimine Goins

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Ishimine Goins just completed her M.A. in English, focusing on film studies, queer theory, and African-American literature, film, and culture. >What is your idea of perfect happiness? In a world where perfect and… Continue reading

2018-2019 Awards and Announcements

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Award Winning Students Each spring, the English Department awards $20,000 in scholarships and fellowships for our graduate and undergraduate students.  We are pleased to announce the following students were awarded English scholarships this… Continue reading

Letter from the Chair

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In English, we are students of the imagination. This is the great strength of reading the traditions of literature. Works of poetry and fiction ask us to imagine the world, and I believe… Continue reading

The Difference Between Reading Your Life & Writing It

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Here is the speech I wrote for Honors Convocation, under the guidance of Dr. Macchi and Dr. McGinty. I was thrilled when a young woman told me after the ceremony that my speech… Continue reading

The Victorians, the Internet, and the Digital Humanities: Dr. Paul Fyfe Presents at WIU

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On April 12th, 2019, Dr. Paul Fyfe of North Carolina State University traveled to WIU in order to deliver two presentations: a workshop about the digital humanities in the classroom and the lecture… Continue reading