Archive | Folio 2015

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Meet the Recipients of Our Endowed Scholarships

Dr. Scott Peeples, Department Chair  Ever found a crisp $10 dollar bill that had been tossed around in your dryer or cool $20 in your back pocket? The forgotten sum was likely yours all along, but finding it again feels like some sort of bonus, some gift from the God of Forgotten Monies. Something similar […]

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Responding to the Emanuel AME Tragedy

As writers, readers, and thinkers dedicated to the written and spoken word, we are familiar with the challenge of how to respond to unconscionable acts of violence and hatred. The authors we read and teach model the importance and power of such responses. In the wake of the Emanuel AME murders this past summer, a […]

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Faculty Fund New English Alumni Scholarships for Current Students

Dr. Anton Vander Zee, Assistant Professor of English English professors tend to love their jobs: they get to share with their students the gifts of reading, writing, and various forms of creative and critical expression. While they put great stock in such gifts, they know that students benefit from material support as well. In response to that need, and in the interest […]

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Making It, Local

Some people come to college for four–okay, maybe five–years and leave shortly thereafter to ply their trade and develop their talents on the broader national and international stage. Our English alumni live in 46 different states and a handful live abroad in places Germany, Canada, England, and Nicaragua. But a substantial number of CofC English alumni have chosen to […]

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Faculty Spotlight

This post originally appeared in Charleston Magazine. Since coming to the College in 2013, Gary Jackson, assistant professor of English, has been opening students’ minds to the possibilities of rhyme and meter to express the complexities of the human experience. We spent a few moments with Jackson, who’s been recognized as a “New American Poet” […]

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From the Writing Lab to the Wider World: Consultants Become Published Scholars

Student-authored feature by Mary Stamato, Writing Lab Consultant Six days a week, on a one-to-one basis, student consultants at the College of Charleston’s Writing Lab, located inside the Center for Student Learning, are helping fellow students. Consultants sit side-by-side with clients, asking questions, probing thoughts, encouraging the writers. But what might not be so well […]

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English to offer MFA in Creative Writing Starting in Fall 2016

Bret Lott, MFA Director The School of Humanities and Social Sciences and the Department of English are proud to announce the establishment of the Master of Fine Arts degree in Creative Writing at the College of Charleston. Beginning in the fall of 2016, the College of Charleston will open its doors to graduate study in […]

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Charleston’s Student Writing Consultants Connect

On November 14, 2015, five consultants from the College of Charleston Writing Lab directed by Dr. Bonnie Devet, visited with their cohorts at The Citadel’s Center, led by Dr. Pat Hendrix.  Dr. Hendrix’s Center, located inside the Academic Support Center, offered a spacious layout, encouraging the CofC consultants to meet with their colleagues, as well as […]

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Literary Events: Fall 2015

Fall 2015 Friday, September 11 @ 7:00 PM: Poetry Readings by Rhett Iseman & Raena Shirali Poetry Society of South Carolina The Charleston Library Society, 164 King Street (just before Queen) Thursday, October 8 @ 7:00 PM: Fiction Reading by Julie Orringer Crazyhorse Reading Series Arnold Hall (Jewish Studies Center) Friday, October 9 @ 7:00 […]

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