Poetry Reading: Andrew Calis

Last month, Andrew Calis continued our Fall Poetry Series with an online reading that included some poems from his book Pilgrimages. If you missed the event, which was streamed live via YouTube, video of the reading is available on the English Department's YouTube channel


English Society Spring Reading List

Although we hope to meet with as many of you in person as is possible, English Society is planning to run all of its book discussions as hybrid in-person and online meetings in the spring - all are welcome and we hope that you will join us, whether you are returning for your second, third or even fourth semester of discussions or if it's your first time at a meeting! We keep things very casual, as it's not class, but an opportunity to get together with other readers and talk about some literary works for fun.

Although the exact meeting schedule is TBD, we will be reading the following works in the spring:

The End of the Affair, Graham Greene
The Road, Cormac McCarthy
Beloved, Toni Morrison

Discussions will be led by our English Society student officers:

Madeline Allard, President
Anna Stephens, Co-Vice President
Rachel Wood, Co-Vice President
Anna Harvey, Secretary

We will also be running our annual Scansion Workshop with Dr. Gibbons online - details TBD.


Inventio Launch Video

Inventio: The Undergraduate Research Journal of The Catholic University officially launched Issue 5, Volume 2 via an online video livestream that honored the authors, faculty, and students involved in its production. Included in the volume is an essay by Anna Stephens (B. A. English and Secondary Education, '21), "Characterization and Courtly Love in Chaucer’s Troilus and Criseyde," which was originally written for Dr. Megan Murton's class ENG 352: Chaucer and His Age II.

The 2020-21 Inventio Student Editorial Board also boasts an impressive number of English majors, including Elizabeth Hughes, Rachel Wood, Anna Stephens, Annie Murphy, Kate Lorio, Susanna Torres, Javier Mazariegos, Nicole Cicippio, Caroline Morris, and Anna Harvey.

 You can watch the recording of the launch on the English Department's YouTube channel.


Name the New Literary Magazine

The English Department is starting a new official online magazine of literature and the arts. The magazine will be overseen by faculty in the English department and run by undergraduate students, publishing writing and art by students at Catholic University.

We are seeking a fitting title for this new magazine. Please use the online form to suggest a title and provide a brief (1-2 sentences) explanation of why you've suggested it.