Category: English Language & Lit

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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CAS Events Round Up

The College of Arts and Sciences has a busy schedule of events coming up between now and the end of the semester. Coming up this Monday and Tuesday is this year’s CAS Colloquium titled, “Thinking About the Book,” with a wide variety of lectures and events by SIUE faculty will look at the role of […]

'Song of Solomon' explores, expands on African American stereotypes

‘Song of Solomon’ explores, expands on African American stereotypes

Quotes and candy were placed on each chair in the Lovejoy Library Friends Browsing Corner. Once the presentation began, the professor asked for five volunteers to read their quotes. The quotes ranged from Toni Morrison talking about “Song of Solomon” to Ralph Ellison exploring the concept of Americans wearing masks.
English professor DaMaris Hill discussed Toni […]

Year of the Book continues with 'A Visit from the Goon Squad'

Year of the Book continues with ‘A Visit from the Goon Squad’

Reading a book is typically a sequential, conventional event. But some who read “A Visit from the Good Squad” by Jennifer Egan compared the novel to listening to an album.
English professor Valerie Vogrin discusses 'A Visit from the Goon Squad' by Jennifer Egan at the first Year of the Book event of the semester. Photo […]

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