Dr. Jess R. Fenn (SUNY Geneseo) Visits PLU

A Report on the Public Lecture “Writing By Ear: Margery Kempe’s Aural Literacy” by Dr. Jess R. Fenn (SUNY Geneseo) By Grace DeMun (PLU Senior English Major) Dr. Jess R. Fenn, a scholar from SUNY Geneseo, stood in front of the audience on Friday, March 6…

The vocational value of an internship

English major Julianna Schaus decided to apply for an internship to explore her interest in library science. This experience proved to be exactly what she needed to decide whether or not she should pursue this area of interest.   Over J-Term I decided to do…

Prof. Simpson-Younger’s work on *Macbeth*

Prof. Nancy Simpson Younger received great news early last fall: her article,  “Watching the Sleeper in Macbeth” was published online in  Shakespeare in October 2015. Here is an abstract of the article: This paper contends that the act of watching a sleeper in the early…

Student Reflections on Rick Barot’s December Reading at PLU

Last semester, two English Majors at PLU took a moment to reflect on their experiences attending Prof. Rick Barot’s public reading of poems from his most recent collection,  Chord .  Here are their accounts: Reflecting on Rick Barot’s Reading of Chord By Hannah Soltis On Thursday,…

CHORD: Short-listed for the 2016 PEN Literary Award

This morning the English Department found out that our very own Rick Barot’s latest collection of poems has been short-listed for the 2016 PEN Open Book Award . The website stipulates that PEN awards recognize “some of the best writers and translators working today.” Please…

PLU English majors participate in a transcribathon!

On October 7 th , students from PLU’s Book in Society class participated in a transcribathon—an international effort to type out the words of a complete seventeenth-century manuscript in just twelve hours. (The manuscript, a collection of recipes and medicinal treatments, originally belonged to Rebecca…

Chord: Prof. Rick Barot’s Latest Collection of Poems

Prof. Rick Barot’s latest collection of poems, Chord , has seen the light to great acclaim. We are proud to showcase some of the praise it has received so far: “At his best, Barot seamlessly weaves history, image, and etymology in ways that offer the…