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.…

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…

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…

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,…

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…