“Abandon all hope, ye who enter here”: A Spooktacular Evening of English in the Labyrinth

Adorned on either side by the headstones of the deceased, the stage was ready for the ominous performance that would soon grace it. Spiderwebs hung from the trees, glistening with the droplets of the recent rain, shaking with the movement of the spider crawling slowly toward its prey.  Meanwhile a ghost floated stationary in the air, waiting to scare of all who dared pass by.

Ask an English Major: English Complementary Majors/Minors

You asked and we answered (again)!  For today’s entry in the “Ask an English Major (or Minor)” series we are answering the question, “What majors or minors are good complements to English?” However, once again, we have so many responses we are going to dole them out over several installments. So here is what our first three students had to say.…

Spooky Reads: Recommendations by Madison Williams (’20)

“The Yellow Wallpaper” (1892) by Charlotte Perkins:

Written in first person as a collection of journal entries, The Yellow Wallpaper details a woman who is diagnosed with a “slight hysterical tendency” following the birth of her child. Her husband, a doctor, prescribes a rest cure in a mysterious colonial mansion that  does not sit well with the woman.

Interview with Dave Lucas by Anna Davies and Karina Primmer

When Dave Lucas became Ohio’s second-ever Poet Laureate on Jan. 1, 2018, he approached the position with a mission. Despite his impressive academic background–B.A. from John Carroll University, MFA from the University of Virginia, and MA and PhD from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor–Lucas firmly believes poetry belongs outside the classroom as a staple of everyday life.