Tag Archives: English Studies

Eportfolio Tutorial

In the first half of the Spring ’17 semester Christina, Angelica, and Aracelia joined me in taking the first eportfolio tutorial offered in the English Department. (Note: If you would like to know more about eportfolios, Kathleen Blake Yancey has contributed a short article to the Digital Pedagogy in the Humanities keyword project accessible here.) As part […]
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River Currents: 2014 Sigma Tau Delta Conference

This year, the conference for Sigma Tau Delta, the International English Honor Society, was held in beautiful Savannah, Georgia. The College of Charleston represented well, with 4 papers accepted and 2 panels chaired by our students. Abe Arrillaga first read his paper, “Stephen’s Anticipation of Adulthood”: He received great questions and we all found a […]
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Belles-lettres: Eudora Welty on the Life of Gardening

For many writers, the life of letters and flowers are closely intertwined: Emily Dickinson created a herbarium (a homemade book of pressed plant specimens) when she was just fourteen; Sir Walter Scott designed the garden that surrounds his home in Scotland; William Wordsworth and his sister Dorothy planted peas, beans, turnips, and broccoli around their […]
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Philip Nel to Speak on Dr. Seuss and Race

As part of the English Department’s Visiting Scholar Series, we are pleased to welcome Dr. Philip Nel, who will be giving a talk entitled “Was the Cat in the Hat Black? Seuss and Race is the 1950s.” Dr. Nel is a scholar of children’s literature and Professor of English at Kansas State University. He is […]
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What’s the Value of the English Major?

This question, or some variation of it (“what good is a philosophy major?,” for instance), is probably asked of current or prospective humanities students  more frequently in dire economic times than at other times, which is to say that you may be hearing it or asking it yourself these days.  What underlies it is an […]
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A Piece of Poe History

Professor Scott Peeples took students in his senior seminar–Poe, Place and History–to Poe’s Tavern on Sullivan’s island, close to where the author was stationed on Fort Moultrie in 1827. Poe’s presence haunts the tavern: specialty burgers include the Pit & Pendulum and the Tell-Tale Heart, and the bathrooms are wallpapered in Poe’s prose. You can read more […]
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SURF Grant Leads to Conference Presentation

Lauren Swing, who graduated with a double-major in English and Political Science in May, and I presented a paper entitled “Lippard, Buntline, and the Problem of Female Agency in the ‘Male Novel’” at the American Literature Assocaition conference in Boston on May 27. We developed the paper from our work, funded by a 2010 SURF […]
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