English Department Capstone Presentations: May 17th and 18th

Every semester, PLU English faculty, students and community members come together to celebrate the work of our excellent graduating senior English majors.  This semester’s senior capstone presentations illustrate the great variety of creative and critical work that makes up our department’s dynamic curriculum in English Studies.…

Dr. Élika Ortega | E-Literature and the Global Digital Humanities

The English Department is proud to sponsor Dr. Élika Ortega’s visit to campus on March 2nd and 3rd 2017. Dr. Ortega is an expert in the Digital Humanities and a Professor in the Department of Cultures, Societies and Global Studies at Northeastern University.   Dr.…

Introducing: Jane Wong

by Jesse Henrickx As of fall semester 2016, the Pacific Lutheran University English Department has benefited from the addition of Visiting Assistant Professor Jane Wong, who is currently teaching courses in first-year and creative writing, as well as Asian American studies. Professor Wong describes her…

Introducing: Liam O’Loughlin

by Isabel Olson-Boger Dr. Liam O’Loughlin earned his Ph.D. in Critical and Cultural Studies at the University of Pittsburgh. His areas of emphasis in education and teaching are Postcolonial Studies, South Asian English Literature, Disaster Studies, The Novel, and Ecocriticism. This fall semester 2016 is…

Student poets showcase their work at local coffee shop

TACOMA, WASH. (Dec. 12, 2016)- Jane Wong knows good poetry when she hears it. The published poet, who is a visiting assistant professor of English at Pacific Lutheran University, was impressed with her students’ prose and wanted to share them off campus. “They are real…

Anastacia Tolbert: The Writers We Need

On Thursday, September 15, 2016, Professor Wendy Call invited professional writer Anastacia Tolbert to PLU’s campus. Tolbert visited Professor Call’s Writing 101, Intro to Creative Nonfiction, and Creative Nonfiction Capstone classes that day. Along with my Capstone classmates, I was able to spend the evening…

Rick Barot’s CHORD wins prestigious poetry prize

Congratulations are in order for our very own Rick Barot, whose recent book of poetry has been recognized with the prestigious Rilke Prize. Please join us in congratulating him and celebrating this great achievement! UNT’s announcement about the prize and upcoming event in his honor:…