Category: English Language & Lit

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 […]

Ising and Ramaswamy showcase works at Faculty Writers Read event

Ising and Ramaswamy showcase works at Faculty Writers Read event

Two English faculty members presented their works which addressed issues related to sexual exploitation at the Faculty Writers Read last Thursday.
English professor Ising recites his short stories at the Faculty Writers Read at the MUC. Photo by Theresa San Luis.
English instructor Daniel Ising read two short stories or pieces of fiction writing while English professor […]

SIUE program to immerse East St. Louis middle school students in technological learning projects

SIUE program to immerse East St. Louis middle school students in technological learning projects

Middle school students in East St. Louis will experience a technologically rich learning environment through an SIUE program.
Sharon Locke, STEM Center director, Jessica DeSpain, English professor and IRIS center director and Liza Cummings, professor of curriculum and instruction collaborated to receive an ITEST grant from the National Science Foundation.
SIUE received an Innovative Technology Experiences for […]

English professor explores culture of reprinting through book

English professor explores culture of reprinting through book

English professor Jessica DeSpain is set to release her book, “Nineteenth-Century Transatlantic Reprinting and the Embodied Book,” September 25th through Ashgate Publishing. Photo courtesy of Howard Ash.
With no copyright law between Britain and the U.S., reprints were multiplicitous and even promiscuous during the period of 1840-1891.
At least according to English professor Jessica DeSpain in her […]

English professor publishes book on non-traditional patriarchal roles

English professor publishes book on non-traditional patriarchal roles

English professor Helena Gurfinkel released her book “Outlaw Fathers in Victorian and Modern British Literature: Queering Patriarchy” in the spring.
English professor Helena Gurfinkel published her first book with Fairleigh Dickinson University Press in the spring. “Outlaw Fathers in Victorian and Modern British Literature: Queering Patriarchy” is based on her research. Photo credit: Denise MacDonald
Her first […]

PLL celebrates 50 years of publication

PLL celebrates 50 years of publication

Papers on Language and Literature (PLL), SIUE’s scholarly journal, will commemorate 50 years of publication with a double issue due out this fall.
Papers on Language and Literature, SIUE's academic literary journal, will honor its 50th year of publication with a double issue in fall 2014. Photo courtesy of Helena Gurfinkel
Helena Gurfinkel, PLL editor and English […]

Acclaimed St. Louis author recites from first novel on campus

Acclaimed St. Louis author recites from first novel on campus

St. Louis author Eric Lundgren read from his novel "The Facades" and answered audience members' questions. His mystery novel was released last fall and has been critcially acclaimed. Photo by Theresa San Luis
St. Louis author Eric Lundgren read the first chapter of his book “The Facades” before an audience at the University Bookstore and took […]

Third annual Art-ahhh-thon features 3-D printing demonstration, tattoo documentary

Third annual Art-ahhh-thon features 3-D printing demonstration, tattoo documentary

The College of Arts and Sciences will host its third annual Art-ahhh-thon on Friday, featuring artistic events from various departments within the college.
The College of Arts and Sciences presents its third annual Art-ahhh-thon, which features poetry readings, 3-D printing demonstrations and more.
The purpose of the event, according to Aldemaro Romero, dean of the College of […]

River Bluff Review accepting student submissions until Friday

River Bluff Review accepting student submissions until Friday

The "River Bluff Review" is currently accepting submissions until Friday for publication consideration photo courtesy of "River Bluff Review"
The “River Bluff Review,” SIUE’s student literary journal, is accepting submissions until February 7.
Advanced creative writing students in English professor Valerie Vogrin’s English 494 class edit the publication. The editors are accepting poetry, prose (fiction, creative nonfiction […]

English graduate student receives Outstanding Teacher Assistantship Award

English graduate student receives Outstanding Teacher Assistantship Award

Graduate English student Ali Vlahos received the Outstanding Teacher Assistantship Award. She hopes to teach in correctional facilities after graduation.
Graduate student in creative writing Ali Vlahos was awarded SIUE’s Outstanding Teacher Assistantship award for teaching Composition 101 last year.
Vlahos said teaching involves more than lecturing but performing as well, especially to get students excited for […]

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