Category: English Language & Lit

English' DeSpain achieves coveted CAS “Going Award”

English’ DeSpain achieves coveted CAS “Going Award”

While her scholarly interests have evolved through her academic career, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s Jessica DeSpain’s commitment to work rooted in service and storytelling has not. DeSpain, PhD, is a respected teacher, colleague and community member who learns by doing and ignites in others a desire to get involved and make a difference.
IRIS center Jessica […]

Tiana Clark Joins SIUE faculty for MFA in Creative Writing

Tiana Clark Joins SIUE faculty for MFA in Creative Writing

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville has added poet Tiana Clark to its faculty as it introduces a master’s of fine arts in creative writing beginning Fall 2018. The MFA in creative writing is offered by the Department of English Language and Literature in SIUE’s College of Arts and Sciences.
Clark is currently the 2017-2018 Jay C. and […]

The Department of English awarded NEH Access Grant

The Department of English awarded NEH Access Grant

The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has awarded Southern Illinois University Edwardsville a two-year $100,000 Humanities Access Grant for the creation of an interdisciplinary curriculum focused on digital storytelling. By building digital narratives about what it means to be a child, a teenager, and an adult, the project will create a conversation about how […]

Washington Named among Esteemed Lincoln Academy Student Laureates

Washington Named among Esteemed Lincoln Academy Student Laureates

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s Keelah Washington, a senior English major with a concentration in secondary English language arts, is being honored by the Lincoln Academy of Illinois for her leadership, service and overall excellence in curricular and extracurricular activities.
Washington, a Chicago native, received the Academy’s esteemed Abraham Lincoln Civic Engagement Award, on behalf of SIUE, […]

Profs Eric Ruckh and Jeff Skoblow read ‘Howl’

Profs Eric Ruckh and Jeff Skoblow read ‘Howl’

Dr. Eric Ruckh of the Honors Department and Dr. Jeff Skoblow have read the poem “Howl” by Allen Ginsberg.
They read “Howl” on the anniversary of its publication. This year marks the 13th anniversary of their reading the poem on the quad.
“Howl” is considered a landmark poem from the Beat Generation, though at the time of […]

Welcome to the 2016-17 edition of This Month in CAS!

Welcome to the 2016-17 edition of This Month in CAS!

Dean of CAS College of Arts and Sciences Gregory Budzban 08-07-15
I hope the start of the academic year is going well for everyone.  For me, personally, it has been a much smoother start, without looming budget realignment talk. While no one can predict what will happen in Springfield later in the year, at least for […]

New CAS student senators hope to connect with classmates this fall

New CAS student senators hope to connect with classmates this fall

SIUE’s College of Arts and Sciences student senators believe changes in the student government structure will give better representation to CAS students next fall.
Cody Osborne
Landon Montgomery
Haley Schlecht
Students were elected by direct vote from students enrolled in each college on candidates who were also enrolled in their respective colleges. This year’s CAS representatives are sophomore Cody […]

River Bluff review staff hosts annual reading

River Bluff review staff hosts annual reading

SIUE students showcased their literary talents at the annual River Bluff Review reading held at the Morris University Center on Jan. 25.
Mass Communications major Olivia Williamson reads her literary piece “My Heart Hungers” at the annual River Bluff Review reading at the Morris University Center Jan. 25. (Photo by Joe Lacdan)
Each year students from associate […]

Stellar Student: Kiley Herndon

Stellar Student: Kiley Herndon

Keeping herself active with multiple activities is nothing new for SIUE senior Kiley Herndon. In addition to earning dual degrees in English and Applied Communications she has taken multiple employment and extracurricular roles on and off campus.
Kiley Herndon, a dual major in English and Applied Communictions, has published research, managed a blog and helped launch […]

English professor publishes poetry about wonder rooms

English professor publishes poetry about wonder rooms

Allison Funk has explored the notion of what it means to be beyond ordinary, but rather wondrous in her book of poems titled, "Wonder Rooms." Photo by Theresa San Luis.
English professor Allison Funk ruminates on the worlds of wonder rooms through her poetry.
Her fifth book, titled, “Wonder Rooms” was recently released and published by Parlor […]

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