Get Your Free Copy of The 2014 Ashen Egg NOW in the English Office

The 2014 Ashen Egg is now available in the English Office. Get your free copy today!

The 2014 Ashen Egg is now available in the English Office. Get your free copy today!

Stop by the English office to get your free copy of The Ashen Egg Vol. 2 (2014) today!

The second volume of The Ashen Egg is available FREE in the English office now. This yearly publication is edited by Dr. Alison Langdon, with the help of the editorial board, which consists of Drs. Lou-Ann Crouther, Jane Fife, Walker Rutledge, and Judith Szerdahelyi.

What is The Ashen Egg?

According to The Ashen Egg submission instructions, “The Ashen Egg is an annual journal publishing analytical essays on literature, rhetoric, linguistics, film, and popular culture. Any current WKU undergraduate student may submit scholarly work to The Ashen Egg. Submissions must be endorsed by a WKU English faculty member confirming that the submission is a piece produced for one of the faculty members’ courses and that it is worthy for publication. Manuscripts may range from 750 to 3,000 words, though exceptions may be made for submissions of stellar quality. Essays must follow the Modern Language Association style guidelines as defined in the MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers (latest edition). All submissions must be in Times New Roman 12-point font, double-spaced, with one-inch margins on all sides, and be free of typographical and grammatical errors.”

When’s the deadline for the next one?

“Submissions must be received in CH 135 no later than May 31, and must be accompanied by the cover sheet and nomination form to be considered.”

Who’s in The Ashen Egg this year?

“Sweet and Bitter Waters: Religious Themes and Imagery in Chrétien de Troyes'” — Yvain David Gifford

“Comparing Themes of Familial Relations and Feminist Sentiment in the Brothers Grimm’s ‘Rapunzel’ and Disney’s Tangled” — Anna Beth Gillon

“Immigrant Southerners in Cynthia Shearer’s The Celestial Jukebox” — Ben Hussung

“Sporting Silence: The Complicit Language of Violent Masculinity” — Tracy Jo Ingram

“Myth and Memoirs: A Young Writer’s Inquiry into the Nature of Memoir and Anti-Memoir” — Abby Rudolph

“‘The Princess’s Tale': A Matter of Redemption” — Susan Taylor

“The True Facts of a Lying Memoir” — Rebecca Thieman

“‘Black Milk,’ ‘Goldenes Haar,’ and the Death-Dance: Threads of Allusion and Perversion in Paul Celan’s ‘Todesfug'” — Maggie Woodward

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