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Posted on April 21st, 2022 by Carrie Lynn Sickmann

by Emily Whitcomb When you think of sustainability, you likely rarely think of literature. However, like many social issues, sustainability is something many writers have written commentary on. In an effort to expand IUPUI’s efforts to live sustainably and create a sustainable campus and world, the Department of English is pleased to announce a new …

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Posted on April 21st, 2022 by Carrie Lynn Sickmann

by Emily Whitcomb With finals looming on the horizon, it’s good to have something to look forward to. If a celebration is what you need to push through the home stretch of the school year, you’re in luck, because IUPUI’s award winning literary and art magazine, genesis, is celebrating its 50th anniversary on Wednesday April …

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Posted on March 18th, 2022 by Prabakaran Jayaraman

Applications to become a Student Ambassador for the School of Liberal Arts are open now for Fall 2022 service! Do you feel passionate about how the School of Liberal Arts has helped shape you? Would you like to share your story? As a student ambassador, you will become the face of our school, and you will …

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Posted on February 25th, 2022 by Carrie Lynn Sickmann

by Lyndsay Cunningham, English Major “Please, no matter how we advance technologically, please don’t abandon the book. There is nothing in our material world more beautiful than the book.” -Patti Smith As lifelong learners we know that being gifted a book is one of the greatest joys. Now, you can share your love of reading …

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Posted on February 25th, 2022 by Carrie Lynn Sickmann

Interview with Mitchell Douglas by Alan Yegerlehner, English Major Please join us for the Spring 2022 English Department Faculty Reading featuring Mitchell Douglas and Kyle Minor on Wednesday, March 2, at 4:30 p.m. in Taylor Hall 104. Or join us online at https://iu.zoom.us/j/81035093156?pwd=bjY4bnh2Y2VvNklhVlpwYXNIMFg5QT09. This event is a part of English Week 2022 at IUPUI. All …

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Posted on October 25th, 2021 by Carrie Lynn Sickmann

Imagine you walk into a parlor where a conversation is already taking place, and has been for some time. After listening, you join in, but at a certain point you must leave and the discussion continues on without you. This is how Kenneth Burke, philosopher and rhetorician, characterized the writing process. In his story the parlor is …

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Posted on October 25th, 2021 by Carrie Lynn Sickmann

The Rufus & Louise Reiberg Reading Series at IUPUI returns to in-person readings Thursday, October 28, at 7:30 p.m. in the IUPUI University Library Lilly Auditorium with a reading featuring poet Mary Biddinger. Ms. Biddinger’s newest poetry collection, Department of Elegy, will be published by Black Lawrence Press in early 2022. Her poems and flash fiction have …

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Posted on September 3rd, 2021 by Carrie Lynn Sickmann

Check Out Our Podcast!  Now streaming: The English Department is proud to announce the debut of its first podcast, “About Story,” hosted by Senior Associate Faculty member Mark Eckel. Tune in to hear some of your favorite English faculty members share stories about their lives, their work, and how the study of English can benefit our …

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Posted on July 19th, 2021 by Carrie Lynn Sickmann

This fall, the Literature Program at IUPUI will wage an epic battle between two literary icons: Harry Potter and Katniss Everdeen of The Hunger Games. In two competing sections of English L115 Literature for Today, we introduce students to fiction, poetry, drama, film, graphic novels, and fanfiction through an intensive study of these groundbreaking literary …

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Mitchell Douglas photo
Posted on May 26th, 2021 by Carrie Lynn Sickmann

Though his demeanor is famously reserved, IUPUI creative writing professor Mitchell Douglas has never shied away from putting his work in the public eye. A stroll around the IUPUI campus will lead you to the beautiful Healing Waters fountain in the Commonground Plaza surrounding Eskenazi Hospital, where a poem of Mitchell’s is inscribed in the …

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