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The Act of Transformation

May 13, 2015

Shannon Scott ’10 M.A, adjunct professor of English, knows a lot about werewolf literature. She will have an essay appear in SHE-WOLF: A CULTURAL HISTORY OF THE FEMALE WEREWOLF.


We Wish Our Graduates Well!

May 12, 2015 / By: English Department

The English Department congratulates its graduating English majors, minors, and M.A. in English students!

Contest Winners

The English Department congratulates the student winners of its two writing contests!

May 12, 2015 / By: English Department

The English Department congratulates the student winners of its annual English major essay contest and its second annual Lon Otto Creative Writing contest.


A Return to Middle Earth

May 5, 2015

Mauricio Carranza '14 looks at how J.R.R. Tolkien's writing changed his life and literature.


Turning (and Writing) Another Page

May 1, 2015

A self-described “hunter of happiness, community and what makes humans thrive,” Margret Aldrich has added “author” to her list of adventures; she spent the past year tracing the history, impact and stories of the Little Free Library movement. Her research culminated in the aptly titled THE LITTLE FREE LIBRARY BOOK, published by Coffee House Press this month.

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English Major Receives Prestigious Research Grant

April 16, 2015

Junior Melanie Kraemer received a Young Scholars Research grant from St. Thomas, which will allow her to spend ten weeks this summer researching early ecofeminist theory in New Woman novels of the Victorian period in Britain.

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"Text Matters" ACTC English Majors Conference

March 9, 2015 / By: UST English Department

Five English Majors represented UST at this annual conference

Minnesota Book Awards Finalist

February 3, 2015 / By: UST English Department

We congratulate adjunct instructor Jim Silas Rogers on the selection of his book NORTHERN ORCHARDS: PLACES NEAR THE DEAD as a finalist in the 2015 Minnesota Book Awards Memoir/Creative Nonfiction category.


In Memoriam: Prof. Paul Hague

December 4, 2014

We remember Prof. Paul Hague, a faculty member in the English Department from 1955-1990 who enjoyed sharing his love of Willa Cather and detective fiction.


Stories of Disaster from Pinhook, Missouri

November 26, 2014

CAS Spotlight magazine highlights Dr. Todd Lawrence's documentary film Taking Pinhook.

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Studying the Monsters in the Mirror

October 29, 2014

Jacqueline Lucca '14 explored why our fascination with Dracula and Frankenstein has been so long-lasting.

Author Amy Leach's UST Visit a Great Success

October 8, 2014 / By: UST English Department

Amy Leach, author of THINGS THAT ARE: ESSAYS, participated in a number of events in late September as the ACTC Visiting Writer to St. Thomas.

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A Conversation with Author Michael Lackey '86

September 23, 2014

Michael Lackey '86, author of TRUTHFUL FICTIONS: CONVERSATIONS WITH AMERICAN BIOGRAPHICAL NOVELISTS, recently spent some time with the Newsroom discussing the rise of the biographical novel and his experience conversing with 16 authors of note.

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Christopher Bakken Visits English Department

September 22, 2014 / By: UST English Department

Christopher Bakken, author of HONEY, OLIVES, OCTOPUS, visited English classes, gave a cooking demonstration, and presented a lecture on Greek food in mid-September.

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Students Learn About Beekeeping

September 19, 2014 / By: UST English Department

Students in Liz Wilkinson's English class recently visited Bees Knees to learn about bees and honey production.


Congratulations to Our Graduating English Majors & Minors!

May 12, 2014 / By: UST English Department

The English Departments bids farewell to its graduating English majors and minors, especially those who are graduating with Latin honors.


Student English Major Essay Contest & Creative Writing Contest Winners Announced

May 12, 2014 / By: UST English Department

The English Department congratulates the student winners of its annual English major essay contest and its new creative writing contest!

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Senior English Major Celebration

May 7, 2014 / By: UST English Department

The English Department recently hosted a reception and small program to honor its senior English majors.

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Emily Dickinson Reading Marathon

May 1, 2014 / By: UST English Department

On April 25th, members of both the UST community and wider Twin Cities community participated in an Emily Dickinson marathon reading.

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Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference

April 29, 2014 / By: UST Graduate English Program

The University of St. Thomas English and Art History graduate programs recently held an interdisciplinary conference that explored the topic of Visualizing the Past/Imagining the Future.

"What Can You Do with an English Major" Reception

April 23, 2014 / By: UST English Department

Current and prospective English majors and minors recently had an opportunity to meet with English major alumni, who described their personal career paths and described how they utilized their English skills to get great jobs.

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Two English Students Present Papers at Conference

March 31, 2014 / By: UST English Department

The English Department is proud to announce that English students Emily Hurd and Annemarie Thompson presented papers at the undergraduate Literari Conference held on Saturday, March 29th at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.


Dr. Brenda Powell and English Writing Emphasis Major Melissa Seymour Honored as Sister Pat Kowalski Women’s Leadership Award Winners

March 14, 2014

This award is presented annually by the University Advocates for Women and Equity (UAWE), which exists to address issues of the climate for women students, faculty, and staff at the University of St. Thomas.

Faculty News

March 5, 2014 / By: UST English Department

The English Department congratulates Dr. Alexis Easley, Dr. Liz Wilkinson, and Dr. Raymond MacKenzie on their recent news.

Emerging Lit: A Writer's Life is Never Stagnant

March 3, 2014

In its Winter 2014 issue, St. Thomas magazine spoke with four emerging, though undoubtedly accomplished writers: Mark Ehling, Lisa Brimmer, David Doody and Dustin Nelson. Collectively, these four young alumni illustrate the diversity and reality of emerging writers today. Ehling, Doody, and Nelson are English with Writing Emphasis Major alumni and Brimmer is an English minor alumna.

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Where Are They Now? More Stories

January 2, 2014 / By: UST Graduate English Program

To celebrate the 20th anniversary of the M.A. in English program, three alumni from our first graduating class reflect on their program experience and update us on their life after UST.

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Author Visits English Class

November 13, 2013 / By: UST English Department

Ann Ursu, author of several children's books, recently visited Dr. Heather Bouwman's ENGL 326 creative writing class.

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Visiting Poet Gives Great Reading!

November 12, 2013 / By: UST English Department

Visiting ACTC poet Aimee Nezhukumatathil, named as one of thirteen "Young Poets to Watch" by former U.S. Poet Laureate Rita Dove, gave a great reading to a huge audience on Monday evening.

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Melissa Seymour: Female Force

October 22, 2013 / By: UST Newsroom (Madeline Szempruch)

Senior English with Writing Emphasis major Melissa Seymour empowers women one comic book at a time.