Two Advanced Composition Students Publish Essays

Congratulations to English majors Phoebe Doty and Hannah Starke on the publication of their travel essays!  And three cheers to Dr. Devet as well, whose ENGL 305: Advanced Composition assignment prompted students to apply their writing skills to venues outside…

Poetry II Students Read at Bean Night

On December 4th, CofC poetry students participated in the Bean Night Open Mic at Kudu Coffeehouse, thanks to organizer and English alumnus, Charles Carmody.  Twenty students, from Prof. Rosko’s ENGL 377: Poetry II course, took to the stage to read…

Monday 11/26: Snack Now, Volunteer Later–Help Us Host the Poetry Out Loud Contest in January

We invite students to drop by the department’s newly refurbished conference room at 72 George Street on Monday, November 26th from 3:30-5:15 and learn about volunteering for the upcoming Poetry Out Loud competition in January. Refreshments will be served to…

An Invitation to Try Something New

In case you missed it, Prof. Alison Piepmeier (English & Women’s Studies) published an op-ed piece in the Charleston City Paper, “Confronting Segregation in Charleston: An Invitation” in which she encourages us all to step out of our comfort zones…

postmedieval strikes again

It’s official: postmedieval: a journal of medieval cultural studies, edited by the College’s own Professor Myra Seaman, is not only the best new journal in the social sciences and humanities, but it is pretty much the best new journal–period. On…

Congratulations to Honors and English Student Cara Beth Heath!

Cara Beth Heath, who is a Writing Lab consultant, has just received MASTER certification from the international College Read and Learning Association (CRLA).  The CRLA, which sets standards for tutor training, designates the master level as its highest certification, awarded to…

The Third Time’s the Charm

Sure, it’s a canned saying, “the third time’s the charm,” but all of us faculty members in the English Dept. know how difficult the work of writing and publishing can be and how having one’s words–words long labored over–in print…

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 &…

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