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Hi alumni 👩‍🎓

How have you been since you graduated?

We want to keep in touch with you, so we can hear a little bit about what you’re up to these days. New school? New job? Maybe you’re getting started on a passion project for yourself or your community? Whatever the case, we’d love to hear about it. (And maybe even feature it on our this page?)

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If you’d like, please send an email to armstrong27@marshall.edu, and tell us how you’re using your degree and where you’re at right now, and anything else at all that you’re excited about.

We’d also like to be able to reach out to you once in a while to let you know about some of the things going on down here—just events and good news we think you might be interested in. So, please include in your message your personal or new career/school email? (Other contact info, like your address or phone number is welcome, too, of course.) That way, we can be sure to get ahold of you when we’ve got something you might like to hear.

We can’t wait to see what you do next.

Sincerely 💚
Marshall University English Department

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Hi alumni 👩‍🎓

How have you been since you graduated?

We want to keep in touch with you, so we can hear a little bit about what you’re up to these days. New scho...ol? New job? Maybe you’re getting started on a passion project for yourself or your community? Whatever the case, we’d love to hear about it. (And maybe even feature it on our this page?)

If you’d like, please send an email to armstrong27@marshall.edu, and tell us how you’re using your degree and where you’re at right now, and anything else at all that you’re excited about.

We’d also like to be able to reach out to you once in a while to let you know about some of the things going on down here—just events and good news we think you might be interested in. So, please include in your message your personal or new career/school email? (Other contact info, like your address or phone number is welcome, too, of course.) That way, we can be sure to get ahold of you when we’ve got something you might like to hear.

We can’t wait to see what you do next.

Sincerely 💚
Marshall University English Department

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HEY! 👇

Attention English graduates and undergraduates:

The Library of Congress needs applicants for the 2018 Junior Fellows Summer Internship Program, a paid fellowship, from June to August. You can even apply if you graduate in December 2017.

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$4,500. Money. 10 weeks. At the *largest* library in the world. (And we’ll give you ENG 490 or 590 internship credit, too.)

Among other things, the fellowship will have you exploring: “public engagement, educational outreach, digital communications, collection processing, preservation, standards-setting, copyright and information management.”

To apply, visit the Library of Congress’s website: https://www.loc.gov/item/prn-17-184/?loclr=ealn.

They’re accepting applicants until January 26th!

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The Library of Congress is seeking applicants for its 2018 Junior Fellows Summer Intern Program, a 10-week paid fellowship for undergraduate and graduate students interested in learning more about the work done at the largest library in the world.From exploring new ways to support digital scholars,�...
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Marshall's Winter Commencement begins at 10 a.m. Dec. 16 at the Big Sandy Superstore Arena in downtown Huntington.

HUNTINGTON - Kelli Prejean, associate professor of English and winner of the 2017 Marshall and Shirley Reynolds Outstanding Teacher Award, will deliver the keynote address during Marshall University's Winter Commencement
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TODAY!

Join us as English faculty and others share strategies for teaching materials from the Blake Library, 4:30, Drinko Library Atrium.

NOV30
Thu 4:30 PM ESTDrinko Library - atrium
14 people interested

On 30 November, Visiting Writers Series intern Cynthia McComas will host a reading of current grad student and alum creative writers during the Village Art Walk in Barboursville (https://www.facebook.com/events/134892290604632/).

Stop by /Māk/ Art Gallery & Community Studio at 604 1/2 Central Ave, Barboursville WV, at 7:30 p.m!

Featured: current faculty members Nicole Lawrence and Nathan Rucker, as well as a local writer and educator Rachel Hicks.

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The reading is free, but donations of dog & cat food for Scout's Food Pantry will be happily collected. Scout's helps senior citizens in our area take care of their animal companions. Please bring kibble, canned food or treats. 🐶💖

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Join us Thursday as English faculty and others share strategies for teaching materials from the Blake Library.

NOV30
Thu 4:30 PM ESTDrinko Library - atrium
14 people interested

Visit English honors society Sigma Tau Delta's blog to read all about professional writing in and about the digital world.

Want to join this conversation? Gather the skills needed to get an internship like this one? Bookmark http://www.marshall.edu/dh/, our Digital Humanities intercollegiate minor page, for news and updates.

You can start early by taking ENG 280: Coding for the Digital Humanities (no coding experience needed!) and ENG 280: Digital Literary Studies in Spring 2018. Register now!

Former Sigma Tau Delta Midwestern Student Representative Haley Helgesen shares her experience breaking into technical writing with an EA Games internship.
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Congratulations to Dr. Sarah A. Chavez, featured in yesterday's Sunday edition of the The Herald-Dispatch! Follow the link and read all about it:

HUNTINGTON - For anyone living in the United States today, navigating the shifting tectonic social and political plates with family, friends and colleagues can be nerve-wracking at best.
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Join us this week, Thursday, November 2, as we co-host a Progressive Leadership Academy! The Progressive Leadership Academy is a training opportunity for students, staff, faculty, and community members aiming to equip individuals with knowledge on organizing, outreach, and advocacy on issues they care about!

The two-hour training will enhance skills on advocacy, organizing, messaging, actions, development, fundraising, meetings, and marketing toolkits.

Learn more & RSVP here: bit.ly/2zeq44w

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Gary Oldman Is a Building You Must Walk Through, by Dr. Forrest Roth, is available now from What Books Press! (http://www.whatbookspress.com/gary-oldman-is-a-building.html)

"Unemployed, aimless, stuck in a mundane relationship with a burned-out social worker, an anonymous writer (of some sort) awaits the phone call that he believes will change their fortunes: his being hired to script a television commercial featuring renowned actor Gary Oldman. In preparation for the momento...us day, his various obsessions connected to Oldman’s cinematic career hold forth, including the return of his girlfriend’s marginally “famous” sister from a Los Angeles psychiatric ward and her ensuing disappearance, as well as his questionable attraction to them both. But once the quasi-narrative of assorted characters he creates for her consolation over the lost sister begins, the only story to prevail may be an inescapable echo chamber of Oldman’s dialogic influence into which everything and everyone must fall."

You can purchase Gary Oldman Is a Building You Must Walk Through on Amazon. (https://www.amazon.com/Gary-Oldman-Building-M…/…/0996227660/)

Check out more of Forrest’s work in Caketrain, NOON, Juked and Denver Quarterly, and his prose poem collection The Sullen Pages, or his novella Line and Pause.

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http://www.marshall.edu/…/marshall-university-host-confere…/

Join us and Assistant Professor of English and director of the Center for Sermon Studies, Dr. Robert Ellison, as we welcome scholars and faith leaders from all over the nation for the first Marshall University Sermon Studies conference, October 19-21, to hear presentations and discussions on faith, theory and preaching.

The conference will be held in Drinko Library, the Joan C. Edwards Performing Arts Center and Smi...th Hall.

Special guests include George Drance, performing “*mark: The Gospel of Mark in the First Century,” and Marc Saperstein’s presentation “Jewish Pulpit Responses to Nazi Persecution and Mass Murder, 1922-1945.”

Follow the link for more information or email Dr. Ellison at ellisonr@marshall.edu.

We hope to see you there!

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Humans of the English Department: Abigail Feldman

Friday, 13 October 2017

Abigail Feldman is a Yeager Scholar from Lyndonville, New York. Abigail, or Ab, moved from political science to anthropology to, finally, studying English here at Marshall University.

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Ab’s had an eventful undergraduate experience. Last spring, she had the opportunity to study abroad in Lyon, France, where she says she “learned so much, not only in an academic sense, but just in life.” During a break in her studies, Ab visited Italy, Spain, Ireland, the Netherlands, and Germany.

Venice’s unique layout and canals, Ab says, makes it feel like it’s “not of this earth,” and Florence stands out for its history and art. Despite so much, she notes that they’re often quiet, compared to London, Paris or New York. Though she loved them all, her favorites were Italy and Ireland, and the kind people and wonderful sights.

She says she soon realized “how many different ideas are out there,” a concept she’s found essential to her success in our department, her travels bringing her from a rooted fascination with language to thinking about the ways we allow in, and contribute certain messages to, our culture. “In Montpellier, France,” Ab recalls, “an Italian woman thought my friend and I were German, but we all spoke together in French, and everyone understood one another.”

Ab likes to ask “why we, as a population, make the decisions we do” and, maybe more importantly, “why these things matter to us.”

Her passion for critical thinking comes naturally with her curiosity and appreciation for things she may not have first understood. She had considered herself a creative nonfiction writer, but has recently found herself writing fiction, too. She tries new things constantly, both in and outside of our department, and will undoubtedly be doing so long after she graduates. She’s currently looking at graphic design programs, a field which not only provides a brand new challenge, a new direction, but requires a keen ability, she says, “to make and understand meaning,” a skill she honed both abroad and with us.

“As cool as every place was, at the end of the semester, I was more excited to come home to Huntington than I had been for anywhere else. To me, it’s home. I am surrounded by so many influential people, in such a close, kind and creative place."

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Visit http://www.marshall.edu/english/humans/ to read about more of our students!

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Friday, 13 October 2017 Abigail Feldman is a Yeager Scholar from Lyndonville, New York. Abigail, or Ab, moved from political science to anthropology to, finally, studying English here at Marshall University. Ab’s had an eventful undergraduate experience. Last spring, she had the opportunity to study...
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Our own Dr. Walter Squire, and Marshall University Film Studies, will present a screening of The Anthropologist, a documentary on climate change, with co-director Seth Kramer, at 7 p.m. Thursday 12 October, in Smith Hall 154.

Come for the film, a Q&A and light refreshments!

Marshall University will host a screening of the documentary “The Anthropologist,” which is focused on climate change and will be followed by a question-and-answer session with co-director Seth Kamer, at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 12, in Room 154 of Smith Hall on Marshall’s Huntington campus. Light refre...
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