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Undergraduate Student Profile: Brendan Walsh's "Mythological" Los Angeles Internship

October 29, 2018
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By Madalynn Conkle  

Working on my laptop, I am constantly referencing Spotify’s “Friend Activity” feed to discover new tunes and uncover my friends’ psyches by picking apart their playlists. I’m unashamed to possess this intruding behavior; I interact with humans with exceptional tastes, so it wouldn’t be right of me to not appreciate their auricular palates. 

I haven’t told him yet, but I stan Brendan Walsh on Spotify. He caught my eye when I noticed Rainbow Kitten Surprise’s “Fever Pitch” appear with the little listening icon under his avitar. So, distracted from the studying sounds playlist I was supposed to click on—and the studying I should have been doing—I delved into his profile. More importantly than discovering Walsh’s impeccable music taste, however, was the discovery of his skills as a writing critic. These skills landed Walsh an internship this past summer at Mythology Entertainment in Los Angeles. Mythology Entertainment is a film production company known for producing White House Down, Truth, this past summer’s Slender Man and The House with a Clock in Its Walland the soon-to-be-released Suspiria

Research Spotlight: Clare Simmons

October 26, 2018
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Each month, the Communications Team reaches out to members of the Department of English faculty and asks them to elaborate on a current research or creative project they are working on or have recently completed. For this month, we asked Professor Clare Simmons about her latest project, a book about medievalist celebration in nineteenth-century Britain.

Research Spotlight: Doug Sutton-Ramspeck

October 26, 2018
Doug Sutton-Rampseck

Each month, the Communications Team reaches out to members of the Department of English faculty and asks them to elaborate on a current research or creative project they are working on or have recently completed. For this month, we asked Professor Doug Sutton-Ramspeck about his new book, Black Flowers

New Academic Programs

October 18, 2018
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The Department of English has two new academic programs this year: the Minor in Disability Studies and the Integrated Major in Math and English.

Beating the Barista Myth: Career Preparation for Humanities Majors Course Profile

November 2, 2017
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Contrary to popular belief, not all English majors end up working at Starbucks. In fact, English majors are three-times more likely to go into computer or math careers than they are to go into food service. Despite the decades-old persistence of the English major barista myth, Jenny Patton manages to dispel it with ease in the glorious first few minutes of her class, English 3150: Career Preparation for Humanities Majors. The students in Patton’s class this semester have career plans that include grant writing, advertising, event planning, marketing, technical writing, advocacy and beyond. 

Welcome Back!

September 1, 2017
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The newly updated classrooms on the second floor aren’t the only things worth getting excited about for autumn 2017, although you should definitely get excited about those! There are also many new faces in Denney Hall and two brand new graduate programs: the graduate minor in English and the MA in medical humanities and social sciences.<--break->

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