News, Publications, and Presentations

Trinity Ruiz (B. A. English & Philosophy '25) published a review in The Tower of the final session of "Reading Together": "Little Gidding's Figurative Significance in Time, Prayer, and Purpose."

Kristin Lord (Ph.D. student), writing as K. L. Lord, has published a flash piece: "Cicuta."

Dr. Lilla Kopár gave a Medieval Society public lecture on campus on "The road to Ragnarök: A brief history of the Norse gods" on March 16, 2022.

Dr. Kevin Rulo presented two papers: "Cold Satire: Ezra Pound and G. S. Street" and "Invisible Man: Crisis, Satire, Form" at the Northeast Modern Language Association conference in Baltimore, March 10-13, 2022.


Internship Opportunities

Phi Beta Kappa is seeking Writing Interns for Fall 2022 and Spring 2023 (stipend). Applicants must be new members of Phi Beta Kappa within their first or second year to be considered for this position. Application deadlines are June 17, 2022 and November 4, 2022.

The English Department is pleased to offer Catholic University students at the junior or senior level the opportunity to apply for unique fall internships with The Association of Literary Critics, Scholars, and Writers and The Catholic University of America Press. If you have an interest in literary studies, higher education, graduate school, and/or publishing, consider applying for the fall semester! More information can be found on the English Department Internship page.

Catholic University English majors at the junior or senior level are also invited to apply for new internship positions with St. Jerome Academy in Hyattsville, MD. The internship is designed to give interns insight into teaching reading, writing, and grammar at the elementary or middle school level at a Catholic classical school. For more information, contact Dr. Taryn Okuma (


VISUAL: an online exhibition

Vermilion invites submissions from members of the Catholic University community for a curated online exhibition. Visual is looking for multiple forms of visual art, including but not limited to:

- Paintings
- Photography
- Digital Art
- Costumes
- Pottery and ceramics
- Textile art and more!

Artists may send in up to two submissions for the virtual exhibition. Submissions for each work of art should be sent in individually, although up to five photos or media files may be submitted for each individual work of art. In other words, if you are submitting a painting and a piece of textile art, for example, you need to fill out the submissions form twice, once for the painting and once for the textile art.

Submissions are open to Catholic University undergraduate and graduate students, alumni, faculty, and staff. Selected works will be published as a virtual exhibition on the Vermilion site.

Questions? Please contact the exhibition organizer Angela Hickey via


Write for The Annex!

If you are a current English major/minor or alumna/us of the department and would like to contribute to The Annex, please email Dr. Taryn Okuma ( The Annex is always seeking writers to contribute alumni profiles, faculty/class/program profiles, articles about department events, or original writing relevant to the newsletter's focus on the English Department.