Recent Faculty publications
Lauren Lacey's essay "Heterotopian Possibilities in Science Fictions by Stephen Baxter, Terry Pratchett, Samuel Delany and Ursula K. Le Guin" has been published in Environments in Science Fiction: Essays on Alternative Spaces, McFarland & Company, available May 15, 2014.
Winifred Morgan's book The Trickster Figure in American Literature was published by Palgrave Macmillan in October 2013.
Lauren Lacey's book The Past That Might Have Been, the Future That May Come: Women Writing Fantastic Fiction, 1960s to the Present will be available from McFarland & Company, Inc. in spring/summer 2014.
Ashley Byock's article "Domesticating Death in the Sentimental Republic: Commemorating and Mourning in US Civil War Nurses’ Memoirs" was published in Women and the Material Culture of Death, Ashgate Press, November 2013.
Be Involved . . .
The English Association Contact Lauren Lacey
Do you love to read novels and poetry, but think you ought to do something more practical in college? Do you find satisfaction in creative writing, but know that you don't want to be a "starving artist"? You can still major or minor in English.
Those who have majored or minored in humanities studies such as English are increasingly valued in a wide variety of careers. The professional and business worlds have found that humanities majors are often better at solving problems and adapting to new directions than are their more narrowly educated, technically trained co-workers.
The writing and communication skills that are developed and enhanced by an English major or minor are valuable assets. Today, professionals in all fields need to know how to think critically and to speak and write clearly and effectively.
Summer & Fall 2014
Painted Forest Writing Retreat
Sponsored by the English Association
Sunday, April 27
Leaving Predolin Lobby at noon
Open to all students and faculty.
Bring a lunch and $10 for gas.
by April 21.
Who's Who Among Students
in American Universities and Colleges
Three majors were honored with recognition in "Who's Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges":
- Zach Barthel
- Kelsey Gratz
- Emily Pokorny
Dominican Scholar Award
Emily Pokorny has been selected for Edgewood's Dominican Scholar Award.
Luke Pralle, a recent graduate with a major in English, and Evan Verser, a current English major, will present papers at the Science Fiction Research Association conference in Madison on May 22–25.
Panel Title: Margaret Atwood’s Feminist Speculations
- Paper 1: Lauren J Lacey, Ph.D., “Positron: Margaret Atwood’s Latest Speculations on Biopower”
- Paper 2: Luke Pralle, “Hall of Mirrors: Identity and Symbolism in The Handmaid’s Tale”
- Paper 3: Evan Verser, "Deciphering Myth in Atwood's MaddAddam Trilogy"
Join the English Association
The English Association is an organization directed by Edgewood students under faculty guidance whose stated goal is to support the arts of writing, reading, critical thinking, and teaching, both on campus and beyond. Formed in the autumn of 2012, the English Association organizes events for English majors and minors to socialize, get information on career and post-grad opportunities, and foster a sense of community between the student body, the English Department faculty, as well as the greater Edgewood community.
2013 Edgewood Review
The 2013 issue of Edgewood Review is now available online from Edgewood College Library Digital Collections.