The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore... →
Well worth the time, especially if you love books.
Why are we reading, if not in hope of beauty laid bare, life heightened and its...– Read more here.
An interview with Josh Thomas on literature and...
Josh Thomas is a junior English major with a film studies minor. He’s also on the MVNU men’s soccer team. Below are some of his thoughts on the value of studying literature. Why did you choose English for your major? I initially chose English simply because I loved to read, and I enjoyed fiction. I also could not see myself in any other field of study. I think the most common and...
mvNYu -- MVNU students travel-study in New York...
This summer, ten students will join Dr. Brett Wiley for a week in New York City as a part of mvNYu, one of the English and Modern Languages departmental travel-study programs. Students study the literature and culture of the one of the most important cities in the world: reading ”Crossing Brooklyn Ferry” in the shadow of the Brooklyn Bridge, taking in a Broadway musical, or...
National Poetry Month: W.H. Auden | 50 Years | The... →
The things that a poem can teach them to see and to hear and to listen for are...– Read more at http://www.npr.org/2013/04/06/176337714/does-poetry-still-matter-yes-indeed-says-npr-newspoet.
"Seven Stanzas at Easter," John Updike
Make no mistake: if He rose at all it was as His body; if the cells’ dissolution did not reverse, the molecules reknit, the amino acids rekindle, the Church will fall. It was not as the flowers, each soft Spring recurrent; it was not as His Spirit in the mouths and fuddled eyes of the eleven apostles; it was as His flesh: ours. The same hinged thumbs and toes, the same valved...
A Brief History of Book Vending Machines →
"Easter Communion," Gerard Manley Hopkins
Pure fasted faces draw unto this feast: God comes all sweetness to your Lenten lips. You striped in secret with breath-taking whips, Those crooked rough-scored chequers may be pieced To crosses meant for Jesu’s; you whom the East With draught of thin and pursuant cold so nips Breathe Easter now; you serged fellowships, You vigil-keepers with low flames decreased, God shall...
Just a drawing done by hand in 1999 by JK Rowling.
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The Daily Routines of Famous Writers →
Seven Tips From Ernest Hemingway on How to Write... →
You Are What You Read: A Trip with Kathy Ross →
Junior ILA major Jacob Hale shares his passion for...
What drew you to Integrated Language Arts? Well, in common speech, Integrated Language Arts translates to English Education. When I graduate, I will be certified to teach English grades 7-12. I’m passionate about reading and writing, both of which have done a lot to shape who I am as a person. Like the teachers that came before me, I want to share my passion with the coming generations....
MVNU alumna will publish novel through WestBow... →
Former student, Bobbi “B R” Cline, will soon publish her novel, “Lasting.” Check out the facebook page for updates on the novel.
Senior ILA major to present at the "Making...
Anna Linhardt, MVNU senior and ILA major, will be presenting an original critical essay, “Fact or Fiction: a Comparative Analysis of Life of Pi andAs You Like It,” at Taylor University’s “Making Literature” conference, to take place February 28-March 2. Read more about the conference here.
Who says you can't judge a book by its cover? →
The New York Times selection of creative book cover designs from 2012
A Christmas Carol by Christina Rossetti In the bleak mid-winter Frosty wind made moan, Earth stood hard as iron, Water like a stone; Snow had fallen, snow on snow, Snow on snow, In the bleak mid-winter Long ago. Our God, Heaven cannot hold Him Nor earth sustain; Heaven and earth shall flee away When He comes to reign: In the bleak midwinter A stable-place...
Are you reading this on your smart phone or iPad?... →
The magic of the independent, local bookstore. →
(Psst: We have a pretty nice one here in Mount Vernon.)
Ever thought about getting your writing published?...
Q: What’s your year and major? Where are you in your writing career? A: I am a junior English major with a Creative Writing minor. Currently I’m trying to get some of my poetry published. Q: During your time at MVNU, was there a class that was particularly helpful, or one that you felt shaped you as a writer? A: The first creative writing class I took was on poetry. There were only...
Literature of the Midwest: its content might... →
Why English majors need math. (Sorry, it seems to... →
Shakespeare, Zombies, and Hysterics--English...
Three faculty from the English and Modern Languages Department will be presenting papers at the annual Midwest Modern Language Association conference to be held in Cincinnati, OH from November 8-11. Dr. David Wilkes will be presenting “Putting the Bite on the Past: Travesty as Bakhtinian Tribute in Pride and Prejudice and Zombies.” Dr. Dora Hawthorne will be presenting “Shylock...