Tag Archive: WIU English Department

Experiencing Dada in Chicago

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By: Laura Winton On November 5th, the weekend following the Cubs winning the world series, I went to Chicago for a different purpose (although I did also make a pilgrimage to Wrigley Field).  The… Continue reading

From Role-Player to Writer – First Place Winner in the Midwestern Region Blog Contest

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By: Max Keil  “You’re a writer? When’s your novel coming out?” “Never. I don’t write creatively.” “Why not?” “I prefer efficient language. I don’t waste time with flowery descriptions.” Those have been the… Continue reading

Bonding over English with University President Jack Thomas

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By: Jon Naskrent President Jack Thomas’ meeting with the members of Sigma Tau Delta was advertised as informal, but setting foot in the room suggested otherwise. Every student and faculty member was dressed in… Continue reading

EA Games: The Reality of Getting a Dream Internship

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By: Haley Helgesen It was September of last year that I was suffering a self-imposed crisis. I had suddenly decided that I was in desperate need of an internship for the summer if… Continue reading

Presenting at the EGO Conference

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By Emily Bryce Swain Staring in the mirror, I quickly realized how dorky my former choir concert clothes from high school looked on my twenty-year-old frame. Unearthed from the back of my closet,… Continue reading

Judge Not

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By: Chris Bell “I think you should burn it.” This was my first piece of literary criticism, delivered in the paperback section of Osco Drug by my disapproving grandmother. The aforementioned criticism was precipitated… Continue reading

An English Major Abroad: The Truth in Travel

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By: Molly Cameron “Traveling- it leaves you speechless, then turns you into a storyteller” -Ibn Battuta As an English major, when you make the decision to study abroad, the obvious choice is England.… Continue reading

Reading is Fearless: A Boiler Room Reading Series Experience

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This is my last week as an undergrad. When I signed up for the April Boiler Room Reading Series I thought, “I want to do this one last time before I leave.” The… Continue reading

Interview with Barbara Ashwood

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By Meghan Haupers I interviewed English professor Barbara Ashwood and learned a lot about her time as a student and as a professor. She also shared a bit about her personal life and referenced students… Continue reading

The Book That Changed My Life

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Klaira Strickland is a first year graduate student in the English department. Klaira was nominated by Max Keil to be featured in this reoccurring article. Let’s dive into “The Book That Changed My… Continue reading