Call for entries: The Lawrence Owen Prizes in Creative Writing

The English Department invites entries for the eighteenth-annual Lawrence Owen Prizes in Creative Writing.  One prize will be awarded in each of these categories: Fiction, Nonfiction, and Poetry. The winners will receive recognition in the Honors Day program and a cash award of $125 to be presented at the Sigma Tau Delta spring banquet. Entrants […]

Fall 2014 ENG 101 Course Descriptions

Professor: Sun Hee Lee ENG-101-001: Read: Search of the American Dream In this course students will learn about the immigrant experiences of various peoples in different historical periods in search of the ever-changing, often-elusive American Dream. Through literature, film, and historical documents, students will learn about how immigrants envisioned America, which benefits were associated with […]

Fall 2013 ENG 101 Course Descriptions

Professor: Philip Bryant ENG-101-001: Read: Book Burning This course will explore the question of why literature incites people to ban, outlaw and burn it (often times burning the authors along with their books). We will read a wide selection of literatures from different countries, societies, historical periods, both past and present. We will first read […]

Lawrence Owen Prizes in Creative Writing Contest

The English Department is holding its 15th annual Lawrence Owen Prizes in Creative Writing Contest. Winners receive recognition at Honors Day and $125. That’s right people, money! There is one winner for each of the three categories: 1) Fiction, 2) Non-Fiction, and 3) Poetry. You can submit for any or all of the categories. Submissions […]

English Alum Returns to Talk Peace Corps and Journalism

Erin Luhmann ’08 will be returning to the hill once again Friday, October 5. From 3:00 to 4:00, she will discuss her time with the Peace Corps, graduate school, and journalism with students. After graduating from Gustavus with an English major in 2008, Luhmann headed to Kyrgyzstan as a Peace Corps Volunteer. For the next two […]

Miniature Contest of Very Brief Writing

Congratulations to Chloe Radcliffe and Patrick Perish for capturing first and second place in The Creative Writing Programs at Hamline University region-wide Miniature Contest of Very Brief Writing. Their teachers include Joyce Sutphen, Philip Bryant, and Eric Vrooman. The work will be published on a special page of the WATER~STONE REVIEW website in the coming […]

2012 Fall ENG 101 course descriptions

Nobel Prize Winners (1 Course Credit) What does it take to win a Nobel Prize in Literature? Who has the authority to say that one book or writer is better than another? Do we still think that the winners from 50 or 100 years ago are “great” writers? We will read what winners have written, […]

Student Internship a Success

Maria Schmidt '12 is completing an internship at the Northland's NewsCenter in Duluth. An example of her work can be viewed on their website.

2011 Firethorne & Sigma Tau Delta English Picnic

Well, it’s that time of year again when the English department celebrates the end of the Spring semester. We’ve had an amazing year at Gustavus and Friday we celebrated all the English majors, Firethorne contributors and Sigma Tau Delta members. Here are some photos of the action. It was cold outside but scorching hot inside […]

Anna George Meek reading

The English Department was fortunate to have poet and musician Anna George Meek visit Gustavus on Wednesday April 27th. Ms. Meek visited creative writing courses, was interviewed by Firethorne Journal, and gave a reading of her poetry, some from her book Acts of Contortion, winner of the Brittingham Prize in Poetry, plus her newer work. […]


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