News, Publications, and Presentations

Jessica Schnepp (Ph.D. candidate) joined Paraclete Press as an editor for Paraclete's poetry imprint, Iron Pen.

Dr. Kevin Rulo presented "Transient Dwelling Spaces in the Poetry of T.S. Eliot" at the International T.S. Eliot Society's Annual Meeting (over Zoom), September 24-25. Dr. Rulo also published "Eliot and Skin" in a Special Forum on Eliot and the Biological in Volume 3 of the T.S. Eliot Studies Annual (Clemson University Press), 93-112.

On October 12, 2021, Dr. Lilla Kopár will be presenting a fun, illustrated talk on "Medieval Monsters" as part of the popular Profs & Pints DC public lecture series at Church Hall in Georgetown. Dr Kopár regularly teaches courses on monsters for graduate and undergraduate students.


Cover of As Earth Without Water

Virtual Author Reading

On Friday, October 22nd, English is hosting an author reading by Katy Carl (Editor-in-Chief, Dappled Things), who will be reading from and discussing her debut novel As Earth Without Water (Wiseblood Books). The virtual event will be live-streamed and available to the public via the English Department YouTube channel. The event will run from 8:30-9:30pm EST.

"Katy Carl’s As Earth Without Water is a sharp and moving meditation on freedom, choice, and the creative life. 'Art is from the soul,' one of Carl’s lost painters insists; this novel certainly reads like it is."
—Christopher Beha

The event is co-sponsored by English Society and Vermilion.


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