Kimberly Miller ’15

November 22nd, 2016 § 0

Kimberly Miller recently checked in with the English Department to tell of her latest exploits. She’s currently enrolled at a private military college, Norwich University, in that institution’s Masters in Diplomacy program, with a concentration in conflict management. The program focuses on international peacekeeping and peace-making.

Kimberly reports that “I couldn’t be happier with my decision. I’m working full time, going to school full time, and still somehow making room for all of the fun things of being post-college.”

We wish good luck to Kimberly in her pursuit of such a degree and the good work that will, no doubt, flow from it!

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Call for Papers

November 14th, 2016 § 0

e.g., the journal of exemplary undergraduate scholarship, is currently inviting submissions for their winter special issue on violence. This issue will consider violence in all its forms, from state-sponsored violence to the violence of political discourse. We invite submissions that engage and critique such forms of violence through a distinct disciplinary lens: literary or textual studies, political science, history, or a clearly articulated interdisciplinary approach.

Though a broad range of work addressing issues of violence will be considered for the special issue, contributors might begin by considering the following topics:

·  The aesthetics of violence in post-World War II British fiction

·  The rhetorical violence of electoral and political infrastructures: the two-party system, televised debates, or op-eds

·  The intersection between catastrophe and state violence as explored through mainstream media news coverage

·  The violent treatment of gendered bodies in Oscar-nominated films 2000-present

The focus of January’s special issue is violence, but we welcome submissions on any topic. Be aware that general submissions, if accepted, will not be published until a future issue at the discretion of the editorial board.

All submissions must be 5000-7000 words, in .doc or .docx format, follow MLA guidelines, and include a 250-word abstract outlining project goals and how the contribution meaningfully engages ongoing scholarly conversations. 

For non-traditional submissions (multimodal compositions), please submit via .pdf or .jpeg format and expand the abstract to 500 words. The extended abstract should include an explanation of the author’s design choices and how these choices meaningfully engage the theme of violence. Please also include contributor’s full name, academic affiliation and email address.

Deadline for January’s issue: December 1st

Please direct all submissions and questions to: egonline@uw.edu 

Honors Northwest Research Symposium

November 3rd, 2016 § 0

Saturday, November 5, 2016

Eaton Hall

Seattle Pacific University

9am-3pm

Each year Seattle University, University of Puget Sound, Pacific Lutheran University, and Seattle Pacific University bring together their honors students for the annual Honors NW Research Symposium.  Students from each university submit current research for peer consideration, and selected papers are presented on panels chaired by faculty from all four institutions.   The four students from SPU presenting this year are Joe Heindel, Michaela Rubinstein, Justin Ramsey, and Kira Arias-La Rheir.

The research presented is interdisciplinary, with students in the social sciences, STEM, humanities, art, political science, education and economics presenting.  Panels will focus on:

  • Technology and Material Culture
  •  Gender and Philosophy of the Self
  • Biochemistry
  • Pedagogy, History and Sectarianism
  • Ecology
  • Aesthetics and Ethics of Selfhood

All are welcome to attend.

Tributes to English Department’s Rome Study Abroad: Art & Incarnation

October 28th, 2016 § 0

Here’s what Mary Dominguez, English major and just-graduated alum, has to say about the English Department’s Art & Incarnation study-abroad program in Rome, which is ramping up to take place in June:

“I chose Rome because the program is during the summer and because, it’s ROME. It’s an unreal city. And the experience is that much fuller with seasoned professors- I don’t think any question went unanswered. That trip forever has a piece of my heart.”

Another participant of the trip, Madeline McDonald, had this to say about her experience:

“Rome was a dream I didn’t even know I was dreaming of until I set my first steps in the charming cobbled streets of Trastevere. The heat was sweltering, the knowledge of art and literature that I gained more than I thought two people could share in such a short time, and the food was phenomenal. This trip was something I didn’t think could exist in such perfection. Of course it had its kinks and a recommendation I can thoroughly give is to engage in the exploration of the city on your own, but if all you do is listen to Dr. Kresser’s free-flowing lectures on art history, or Dr. Maier’s romantic tales of this glorious city, you will have experienced something wonderful and life-changing. I cannot recommend this program enough or tout it to more people. It is something I will always look back on fondly, and I hope that others are able to have similar and even better experiences than I had; this is a trip you do not want to miss.”

Study Abroad in Rome: Art & Incarnation

October 27th, 2016 § 0

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Dr. Jennifer Maier is putting the finishing touches on the English Department’s Art and Incarnation study abroad trip in Rome this coming June. Some students may have questions about the program—about coursework, daily activities, lodging, costs, etc.

If so, the first, informal INFO SESSION will take place next THURSDAY, Nov. 3rd, at 5:30 in the Marston Conference Room (Room 252). This first meeting will be very brief (a half-hour), making it easy to attend.

If you can’t make that meeting, don’t worry. Other info sessions will be offered throughout this and early next quarter, before the application deadline in late January.

Finally, it’s really helpful for planning and budget purposes to get a close estimate of the number of applicants as early as possible.  IF YOU ALREADY KNOW YOU INTEND TO APPLY, please let Dr. Maier know by email as soon as possible.

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