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English Graduate Organization Conference

"Economy: Moral Challenges and Opportunities": A Conference on Language and Literature

Abstracts Due: September 9, 2016

Date: September 30 & October 1, 2016

Keynote speaker, Dr. Jennifer Ruth, will present “Citizenship in the Age of Financialization: From Hannah Arendt to George Saunders to Gary Shteyngart" on Friday, September 30 at 7:00 p.m. in 109 Morgan Hall.

For more information, check out the webpage!

Sigma Tau Delta Event

Open to STD members only

President Jack Thomas speaks to current and prospective members of Sigma Tau Delta International English Honor Society.

Date: Tuesday, October 25, 2016
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Place: Knoblauch Café (239 Knoblauch Hall)

Department of English Events


TEDx Videos Highlighting Some of Our Outstanding Faculty

David Banash, "Reconceptualizing the Value of Liberal Arts Education"

Merrill Cole, "Your Humanity, The Real One"

Marjorie Allison, "Buckle Up, Rough Road Ahead"

Christopher Morrow, "The Uncertain Glory of an April Day

Fall 2016 Course Descriptions are ready!


The Mirror and The Lamp

A publication of the Phi Delta Chapter of Sigma Tau Delta at Western Illinois University

Adventures in Creative Nonfiction: The Stranger than Fiction Reading Series
Alumna Spotlight: Kristi Relaz
2014-15 Awards & Announcements