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Author Archives: Seanna Wilhelm

Some More Words of Wisdom from Bethany Riggs

Hi, everyone, Greetings fromEngland! As said in a previous post, I am finishing my student teaching abroad. It has been a really great experience! There were a few more helpful tips I wanted to give future student teachers of English before they begin the intern semester. Reading and following this list will make your experience … Continue reading »

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Meet the EMW Writing Contest Winners

Remember our Twitter short contest that ended last month? You can read all of the submissions, including our three winners, on this page. Timothy Phelps, in first place, shares that I keep a file on my computer called “What If.”  Whenever an idea comes to me, whether it be a fully-formed concept or just a … Continue reading »

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Eng 305 Reading

Dr. Tom Hunley’s English 305 (Intermediate Poetry) class will be reading tonight at Java City at 7:00pm. The first 20 audience members get a free chapbook of the students’ work.

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The End

Hello, Darling Readers, It’s that time of the semester again—finals week. I hope that all is going well for you. Students, I hope that your papers are all done on time with minimal stress and that your exams are not nearly as hard as you thought. Teachers, I hope that your students’ papers are well … Continue reading »

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Meet Dr. Jerod Ra’Del Hollyfield

Growing up in the Southwestern Virginia coal town of Appalachia, I spent a lot of time running around the Tennessee,Virginia, and Kentucky state lines. When I finished graduate school, I hoped I would be able to return to the region and teach at a university with a strong English department that prepares it majors for the eclectic … Continue reading »

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Celebrating the Work of Robert Penn Warren—a Kentucky-born Literary Giant

Dr. Wes Berry, Coordinator of the Robert Penn Warren Center at WKU, gives us details about the Robert Penn Warren room. Wes Berry teaches American literature, specializing in Southern studies, Kentucky literature, and environmental humanities. In spring 2012 he finished researching and writing a comprehensive book about Kentucky barbecue while eating at over 140 barbecue … Continue reading »

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Sigma Tau Delta Report

I really appreciate the funding from the PCAL dean’s office, the English department, and the Honors College that enabled our students to attend the International English Honor Society Convention in New Orleans last month.  Our group of five–Shawna Felkins, Madelyn Gates, Audrey Gearhart, Amanda Mitchell, and Rosemarie O’Connor–successfully presented papers in three different genres:  original drama, literary … Continue reading »

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Final Batch of Alumni Updates and Advice

Bobby Deignan It was never about accumulating data, memorizing formulas, or learning the routine of a mere vocation. We got into English for the roving insight not particular to one discipline or a single calling. We are students of aesthetics, history, rhetoric, and philosophy. We read the likes of Joyce, Faulkner, and Yeats because only … Continue reading »

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The Coalition Zine

You may have found copies of these spread out on the benches of Cherry Hall. The Coalition Zine is “the official newsletter for the Coalition of Gender and Racial Equality Now and After Graduation.” Last week’s issue, their third, is the first that I’ve really been able to see and read. The writers and creators are … Continue reading »

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Meet Dr. Elizabeth Alsop

I’m arriving at Western after a ten-year stint in New York, which I’ve spent working in book and magazine publishing, and more recently, completing my Ph.D. in Comparative Literature at the CUNY Graduate Center. Before that, I lived in Providence, RI, where I received a B.A. from Brown University, and before that, in Washington, DC, … Continue reading »

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