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Give someone the gift of literature this holiday season, brought to you by a few of our esteemed English faculty.


Women, Art, and the New Deal

By Katherine H. Adams, William and Audrey Hutchinson Professor, and Michael L. Keene

English Professor Christopher Schaberg and co-author Ian Bogost were recently interviewed by the Los Angeles Review of Books about their new book series, Object Lessons.

English Professor John Biguenet was recently interviewed by the Los Angeles Review of Books about his two new books, the Rising Water Trilogy and Silence, a volume in Bloomsbury's Object Lessons series.

Students in Dr. Hillary Eklund’s course in “Tudor and Stuart Drama” not only read a number of examples of non-Shakespearean Renaissance drama but also explored in depth one of its forms (the court masque) through a workshop production of Ben Jonson’s Masque of Queens. Find out how they wound up on stage in Canada... 

Letter from Erin Little, English major, ‘15

Modern Language Association annual conference, January 2015

Vancouver, B.C.

I am a person who has come to define myself by how well I do in school. My education has constituted the major structure of my life up to this point, as is true among many of my peers in the senior class. Luckily, I ended up at a university among faculty whose chief goal is to guide students to real success.

The latest play by Chair of the English Department, John Biguenet, called "Broomstick" is receiving rave reviews in both New Orleans and Los Angeles, the two cities in which the play is running concurrently.

Loyola University New Orleans English professor and human trafficking expert Laura Murphy, Ph.D., has won an international award for her outstanding African literary studies work culminating in her book, “Metaphor and the Slave Trade in West African Literature.” Murphy received the inaugural African Literature Association First Book Award last month.

“Metaphor and the Slave Trade in West African Literature” receives African Literature Association First Book Award

University of Virginia's literary journal selects "Buster" as best short story

Topher Balfer, English Writing major, has been named as the next Editor-in-Chief of The Maroon.


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