The 2020 volume of our campus’s student-made creative writing journal, Writers magazine, made it into print just before campus shut down, according to Lars Larson, English. This year’s edition explores the theme of “Where I’m From,” beginning with a poem by Owen Klinger, and moving through stories, illustrations, verse, essays, and photographs that articulate where we find ourselves. You can find the electronic version here. Additionally, Larson would be happy to send paper copies (“we have many”) to anyone interested. Email the proper campus (or home) address to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The 2020 NUCL keynote speaker will be UP English professor Jennifer McDaneld, who will present “Why We Should Take Literary Studies Public: The Case of the Suffrage Centennial” on Saturday, March 14, at 1:45 p.m., in the Brian Doyle Auditorium. All are welcome to attend her free lecture.
McDaneld teaches American literature and core curriculum courses in the English department. She is also a co-founder and coordinator of Public Research Fellows, a new public humanities program in the College of Arts & Sciences. She holds a Ph.D. in American literature from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a graduate certificate in feminist studies from Duke University. Her research focuses on suffrage literature, the print culture of U.S. women’s right movements, and the scholarship of teaching and learning, with essays published and forthcoming in journals like Legacy: Journal of American Women Writers, Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society, Feminist Teacher and Pedagogy. She also serves as a reviewer for several journals and presses, including Broadview, Legacy, and Teaching American Literature. Currently, she is working on a book project that examines the overlooked genres of U.S. suffrage literature to recover suffragism from its “bad literature” and “bad feminism” critical frameworks.
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The English department will present its next Reading and Lectures Series writer, Tracy Daugherty, on Wednesday, October 2, at 7:30 p.m., in the UP Bookstore. His reading is free and open to all.
Daugherty is the author of four novels, six short story collections, a book of personal essays, and biographies of Donald Barthelme, Joseph Heller, Joan Didion, and others. He cofounded the masters of fine arts program in creative writing at Oregon State University, and has won the Oregon Book Award five times.
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Faculty, staff, and students are invited to learn about the poets, novelists, essayists, and biographers coming to campus for free readings this semester, according to Lars Larson, English: Pulitzer-winner Marilynne Robinson (this week!), five-time Oregon Book Award winner Tracy Daugherty, Lakota poet and musician Trevino L. Brings Plenty, and the fall Schoenfeldt Distinguished Writer Luis Alberto Urrea.
In anticipation of Urrea’s November 7 visit, the Schoenfeld series is offering his latest novel for free: House of Broken Angels, a humorous and heartfelt exploration of life and identity told through a sprawling San Diego family gathering in the borderlands between a birthday and a funeral. Email Schoenfeldt@up.edu to reserve your free copy. For details email Larson at email@example.com.
Senior English majors will be presenting their Capstone projects in two sessions open to all members of the campus community on Wednesday, April 24 and Wednesday, May 1, 4:10-6:10, in Franz Hall room 120. Refreshments will be served. Please join us to hear about topics ranging from feminist dystopias to ghosts in American literature! For a full schedule, use this link.
For more information, contact Molly Hiro, English, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For the first time since its inception sixteen years ago, UP’s Northwest Undergraduate Conference on Literature (NUCL) was organized and hosted by the English Department of Seattle University on March 23, 2019. The submissions of ten UP students were accepted, and eight students were able to attend and present their critical and/or creative work: Tayler Bradley, Claire Breiholz, Sophie Downing, Berkeley Franklin, Caroline Holyoak, Emily Nelson, Claire Noring, andBianca Salazar. Several English faculty members also traveled to Seattle to support students and facilitate travel and lodging arrangements.
Two students won individual recognition for their work. Emily Nelson won the award for Best Critical Paper for “A Woman’s Place: The Revolution Personified in A Grain of Wheat,” and Caroline Holyoak received an honorable mention in the Best Creative Writing Submission category for her poetry collection Live Wire.
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All are invited to hear celebrated writers read from their works, followed by a moderated panel examining how their faith influences the inspiration, process, and products of their imaginations, on Thursday, March 28, at 7 p.m., in Franz Hall room 120. Panelists include poet and scholar Sr. Eva Hooker, C.S.C.; novelist and essayist Allison Grace Myers; poet GC Waldrep; and poet and fiction writer Rachel Jamison Webster. The event, a collaboration by the Department of English, the Garaventa Center, and Portland Magazine, is free and open to the public.
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A free poetry reading by Matthew Minicucci will take place on Wednesday, November 14, 2018, at 7:30 p.m., in the UP Bookstore. Minicucci is the author of two collections of poetry: Small Gods, a finalist for the 2016 Green Rose Prize from New Issues Press, and Translation (Kent State University Press, 2015), chosen by Jane Hirshfield for the 2014 Wick Poetry Prize. His poetry and essays have appeared in numerous journals including the Alaska Quarterly Review, The Believer, Gettysburg Review, Oregon Humanities, The Southern Review, and the Virginia Quarterly Review. His awards include the 2018 C. Hamilton Bailey Oregon Literary Fellowship and the Stanley P. Young Fellowship in Poetry from the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference. Last summer, he served as Artist-in-Residence at the John Day Fossil Beds National Monument.
The reading is part of the English department’s Reading and Lecture Series. To learn more, visit Minicucci’s website at matthewminicucci.com.
The English department’s Reading and Lecture Series will present English professor Paul Collins of Portland State University on Monday, October 8, at 7:30 p.m., in the Pilot House bookstore. Collins will be reading from his most recent work, Blood and Ivy: the 1849 Murder that Scandalized Harvard (Norton, 2018). He is a recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship in Nonfiction and founding editor of the Collins Library imprint of McSweeney’s Books.
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