Category: English Language & Lit

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 […]

Sri Lankan professor translates the ‘unspoken’ voice of her native country from war times

Sri Lankan professor translates the ‘unspoken’ voice of her native country from war times

English Professor Anushiya Ramaswamy has published translations of well-known Sri Lankan writer
English professor Anushiya Ramaswamy spent her recent sabbatical giving a voice to Sri Lankan writer Shobasakthi’s works, which are written in his native Tamil language.
Like Shobasakthi, Ramaswamy had some first-hand experiences with the civil war in 1983 “at its height,” yet she and her […]

Poet and professor Kryah ‘thrilled’ to join English department

Poet and professor Kryah ‘thrilled’ to join English department

English professor and poet Joshua Kryah has published poems on spirituality themes
SIUE’s newest English professor Joshua Kryah is a published poet who primarily writes about faith and spirituality. However he does not consider himself a religious poet.
Kryah instills in his writing the iconography and imagery he learned over the years from his Catholic upbringing, yet he […]

Skoblow officially joins the “SIUE Great Teacher” legacy

Skoblow officially joins the “SIUE Great Teacher” legacy

Professor Jeffrey Skoblow reads poetry on the campus quad Photo courtesy of Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville Marketing and Communications department
At first, English professor Jeffrey Skoblow was not convinced by his instructor in college who suggested he become a teacher. Years later, however, he is doing the exact same thing-instructing students and encouraging some to […]

Springer’s unprecedented translations of Latin poet published by the Society of Biblical Literature

Springer’s unprecedented translations of Latin poet published by the Society of Biblical Literature

Professor Carl Springer reads from his book, “Sedulius, The Paschal Song and Hymns.”
According to English professor Carl Springer, the poetry of Sedulius, a fifth-century author who turned biblical stories into Latin verse “has never been translated into English before in its entirety.”
Springer’s book, “Sedulius, The Paschal Song and Hymns,” includes not only a translation of […]

 Native American poet to read from his book addressing politics, science and nature infused in “A Large Dent in the Moon”

Native American poet to read from his book addressing politics, science and nature infused in “A Large Dent in the Moon”

Monty Campbell, Jr., will recite from his book of poems for a Night of Poetry on Oct. 3 at 7 p.m. at the University Bookstore.
“Ink-stained existence.” “Buzzing appliances.” “Humble grass.”– These phrases of description penetrate the pages of Monty Campbell, Jr’s, book of poetry titled, “A Large Dent in the Moon.”
Campbell will read from his […]

SIUE students sing in the MUC art gallery

Art-A-Thon 2013

Tuesday April 23, SIUE students and faculty took part in the 2013 Art-A-Thon. This all day celebration explores the art in the college of arts and sciences by showcasing various artistic demonstrations and activities across the various CAS diciplines.
The festivities were kicked off with a flash mob style performance organized by Aldemaro Romero in conjunction […]

River Bluff Review writers read their work at University Bookstore

River Bluff Review writers read their work at University Bookstore

Everything from a story about a husband’s suicide to a Kanye West-inspired haiku was heard last week as student writers shared their work from SIUE’s literary magazine the River Bluff Review.
More than 20 students read poems, short stories or excerpts of short stories last week at the University Bookstore to celebrate the publication of this […]

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