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Meeting Bowman (all over again.)

Chantel Bowman is a long time acquaintance of mine. We’ve known each other since elementary school, so basically from kindergarten to cap-and-gown. Chantel once wanted to be a nurse, but soon discovered she has a niche for English. She’s unstoppable, and has had a book published during her time here at WKU. Jacky Killian: What does it mean to be
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Learning Lots with Mott

Jason Mott spoke here at WKU on Oct. 16th, 2014. He gives advice to students about first drafts.

Streamlines Undergraduate Conference Now Taking Submissions!

Conference submissions are now being taken for Streamlines: An Undergraduate Conference Celebrating Language, Literature, and Writing. Submit your abstract by October 22nd to be considered for a panel presentation! According to the attached flyer, “Streamlines is a collaborative effort among Clarke University, Loras College, and University of Dubuque to create unique opportunities for undergraduates to share scholarship and creativity.” Click
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Vampires, Warlocks, Zombies… Oh my!

During Fall 2013 pre-registration, Dr. Hughes lured in unsuspecting victims with one sentence on her special topics posters: “If you like reading about incest, murder, incestuous murder, haunted houses, enclosed spaces, premature burial, freaks and monsters, then this class is for you!” What students who signed up for English 399: Special Topics-Gothic Fiction didn’t realize was… how awesome this course
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Speaking Out for Fantasy

I have the privilege of taking Dr. Bell’s Fantasy Writing course this spring. Although the semester just began, the class is proving to be a fantastic and important part of my education. I feel compelled by my past and my future aspirations as a writer to spend some time discussing the genre of fantasy, or rather what I’ve learned about it so
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Upcoming Event: 13th Annual Undergraduate Conference on Literature, Language, and Culture

Friday, November 22nd at 1:00 p.m. Cherry Hall 125 Come out and support your friends and fellow English majors!  Click here to download the program. The Undergraduate Conference on Literature, Language, and Culture is an annual event sponsored by the Western Kentucky University English Department, with generous support from the Provost’s Initiatives for Excellence. The conference features original analytical essays
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Extension to Submission Date for Undergraduate Conference: Now Due Monday

If you’re scrambling to get your submission together for the 13th Annual Undergraduate Conference on Literature, Language, and Culture, take a deep breath…you have until Monday now! Dr. Ted Hovet notified us late yesterday afternoon that they would be accepting submissions that are turned in by Monday afternoon. If you need a cover sheet, stop by the English office (Cherry
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Proclivity for the Macabre? Enroll in Gothic Fiction this Spring!

If you love strange, frightening, and mysterious literature and films about things that go bump in the night, this is the course for you!  See the attached flyer for details about ENG 399: GOTHIC FICTION with Dr. Sandra Hughes, as well as the CRNs to enroll for the spring class on TopNet below. Limited availability means you may not get
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