Category: English Language & Lit

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 […]

Best-selling author to read from novel depicting East St. Louis

Best-selling author to read from novel depicting East St. Louis

Michael Datcher, a New York and Los Angeles Times Bestselling author, will read from his new novel, “Americus” Monday, Feb. 16, at 12:30 p.m. in The Friends Room of the Lovejoy Library. The book depicts East St. Louis from a historical perspective.
Michael Datcher photo courtesy of Redmond
According to SIUE Emeritus professor Eugene B. Redmond, who […]

Student learning heightens during SIUE’s River Bluff Review publishing process

Student learning heightens during SIUE’s River Bluff Review publishing process

Selected submissions published in the River Bluff Review will be read Jan. 28th at the MUC Bookstore. Cover photo by Adam Mason. Image Courtesy of Vogrin.
In a literary editing course where students select poems, stories and artwork for publication, they gain essential real world experience according to English professor Valerie Vogrin.

Last fall, 18 students started […]

English faculty engage in poetry correspondence program through humanities grant

English faculty engage in poetry correspondence program through humanities grant

English professor Howard Rambsy
Faculty members of the English department, professors Howard Rambsy, Tisha Brooks and Elizabeth Cali, are project collaborators in an Illinois Humanities Council grant program.
The project, titled “The Illinois Poetry Correspondence Program,” will involve roughly 30 high school students from various parts of the state in reading, writing and correspondence activities related to poetry. The program is […]

Taitt receives NSF grant to preserve Anishinaabe language and culture

Taitt receives NSF grant to preserve Anishinaabe language and culture

Pictured above are English professor and IRIS Co-Director Kristine Hildebrandt, senior Alex Taitt and Anthropology professor Cory Willmott. Photo courtesy of Willmott.
Senior anthropology and computer science major Alex Taitt has received a National Science Foundation grant to preserve the language and culture of the Anishinaabe peoples through computer databases.
Taitt said she is looking forward to […]

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