Publication by Recent Alumna

Isabel Gillie (née Vander Bleek, B.A. English '19) has a poem featured in the current issue of the online poetry magazine, Measure Review. "Ashes" was originally written in the Spring of her senior year for Prof. Ryan Wilson's "Creative Writing: Poetry" class. Isabel is currently an English Teacher and the 6th Grade Class Dean at Oakcrest School in Vienna, VA.


Poetry Reading: Amanda Auerbach

Last month, Dr. Amanda Auerbach opened our Fall Poetry Series with readings from her debut poetry collection What Need Have We For Such As We. If you missed the event, which was held both in-person and streamed live via YouTube, video of the reading is available on the English Department's YouTube channel

Note: Unfortunately, due to technical difficulties, there is no audio on the livestream for the first 10 minutes.

Dr. Auerbach also has poems currently featured in Issue 3 of Peripheries: A Journal of Word and Image.


Book Discussion: Slaughterhouse-Five

“Everything was beautiful and nothing hurt.”

Please join English Society for an online discussion of Kurt Vonnegut's Slaughterhouse-Five, or The Children's Crusade: A Duty-Dance with Death (1969)

Monday, October 19th

"Slaughterhouse-Five, an American classic, is one of the world's great antiwar books. Centering on the infamous firebombing of Dresden, Billy Pilgrim's odyssey through time reflects the mythic journey of our own fractured lives as we search for meaning in what we fear most."

The Zoom link will be sent to current English majors via email and posted in the "CUA English Society" Facebook group. All current and alumni members of the CUA community are warmly invited to join the discussion - register here for the link to the meeting.


Phi Beta Kappa First Year Experience Essay Prize

Authors of outstanding essays written for First Year Experience classes in Spring 2020 and Fall 2020 are invited to submit their work for the Phi Beta Kappa First Year Experience Essay Prize, which includes publication in Inventio: The Undergraduate Research Journal of The Catholic University of America. Inventio encourages Catholic University undergraduates to submit their research in theology, philosophy, the humanities, the arts, and the social sciences for publication.

Essays written for First Year Experience (FYE) classes should be submitted by December 31, 2020. This deadline applies only to FYE submissions.

For more information on how to submit, please visit the Inventio website.