Research & Writing Colloquium Recap

Prof. Beres Rogers discussed her work on George Crabbe’s treatment of gender and intellectual disability. She will be presenting her thoughts at an international conference in late October. Prof. Julia Eichelberger elaborated on her research into Eudora Welty’s correspondence. Prof. Kathleen Beres Rogers has been at the College since 2008. Her exploration of George Crabbe’s […]

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Professor Susan Farrell Publishes New Book on American War Literature

What does 9/11 have to do with World War I?  What connects Delillo to Hemingway?  Is there a tradition of war-writing in America? Just released from Camden House Press is Susan Farrell’s new book, Imagining Home:  American War Fiction from Hemingway to 9/11.  The book investigates how American writers of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries have imagined […]

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Eportfolio Tutorial

In the first half of the Spring ’17 semester Christina, Angelica, and Aracelia enrolled in 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 of the […]

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Creative Writing and Creative Consulting

Michael Hals, a sophomore English major with a Creative Writing concentration, started working this year as a consultant in the College’s Writing Lab, though he doesn’t often get to work with clients puzzling over poems and finessing their latest work of fiction. Yet he finds that his training as a creative writer has been an […]

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Using the 6-Word Memoir in the Writing Center

This post was originally published in the Palmetto State Writing Association’s digital newsletter by Bonnie Devet, Director of the College of Charleston’s Writing Lab with consultants Will Allen, Jalen Brooks-Knepfle, Alli Camp, Emily Clark, Chloe Field, Lauren Findlay, Wilson Ford, Antony Garruzzo, Ryan Hall, Michael Hals, Olivia Liska, Winnier Meyers, Megan Minchak, Jessica Moon, Tori Rego, Alexia Tadros, […]

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S.C. War Veterans Use Poetry for Healing in New Reading Group

Professors William Russell (English) and Bryan Ganaway (Honors College) recently established a reading group for area veterans, as reported in the Charleston Post and Courier: http://www.postandcourier.com/news/south-carolina-war-veterans-use-poetry-for-healing-in-new/article_2e3404aa-08c6-11e7-9ade-ffa6c4610d8c.html  

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What Can I Do With an English Major?

It’s a question that all of us book nerds have asked at some point in our lives.  Contrary to popular belief, the answer is A LOT.  On Wednesday, April 29th, 6:30-8:30 in Alumni Center (EHHP), Sigma Tau Delta and the Graduate English Association present a panel of people who majored in English and used their […]

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English Major Elizabeth Torpey to Present at Coker College

English major Elizabeth Torpey will present a paper this month at the Coker Humanities Undergraduate Conference at Coker College in Hartsville, SC. In her paper, “Golden Worlds: A Pastoral Paradise,” Elizabeth explores how early modern poets and writers invoked the classical trope of the “golden world” to express a variety of political and philosophical positions. […]

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What Are You Going To Do with That?

English majors are often asked that unavoidable question: what are you going to do with that major? Sigh. The answer, of course, is lots. And there is no shortage of positive press about the strong return on investment offered by English and other humanities degrees. So yes, the question is unimaginative and, if we tap into […]

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Alumni Spotlight

We love to share stories about what our alumni are up to. In our last issue, we focused on alumni who carved out their careers in the Charleston area. In this issue, we offer the first in what will be an ongoing series of alumni profiles published in monthly installments as Folio transitions from a yearly newsletter to a […]

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