Tickets are on sale now for the 2019 Literary Awards Banquet with guest speaker Colson Whitehead, April 11 at 5:30 pm.  $20/students $30/adults.  To purchase tickets click here.


English

In the Purdue English department, you will learn the kind of adaptive thinking, empathy, and creativity that the current job market demands and that global citizenship requires.

In other words, our classes cultivate skills that will never go out of fashion, including:

  • reading and writing skills (how to read patiently, and with empathy and insight; how to recognize patterns in texts; and how to express your observations effectively)
  • creative and literary thinking (metaphorical and other non-literal reasoning; connecting the dots both globally and historically; telling stories with data)
  • analytical and research skills (how to take texts and ideas apart for a greater understanding of the whole; how to find, compile, and synthesize important information)
  • cutting-edge presentation skills (how to read and understand images and digital texts; how to present your ideas in the most effective manner)

When majoring in English, you may choose from our B.A. programs: English (literature), English Education, Creative Writing, English Language in a Global Context and Professional Writing. Our more than 50 faculty members (excellent teachers, researchers, and writers) will provide you with an education that will last a lifetime.

March Events:

Thursday, March 7, 4:30-5:30 pm, Wetherill 320.  LTC Forum Series for Spring 2019 with Daniel Froid.  The LTC Forum Series aims to function as a collaborative space for emerging scholars in the Literature, Theory, Cultural Studies program to share their research.  Snacks and refreshments will be served.  (Sponsored by the Early Atlantic Reading Group and Comitatus)

Saturday, March 23, 3:30-5:00 pm, West Lafayette Public Library.  Book discussion of Colson Whitehead's The Underground Railroad.  Part of the Big Read Program, sponsored by the English Department, the West Lafayette Public Library, and Vons Book Shop.

Thursday, March 28, 4:30-5:30 pm, Wetherill 320.  LTC Forum Series for Spring 2019 with Alejandra Ortega.  The LTC Forum Series aims to function as a collaborative space for emerging scholars in the Literature, Theory, Cultural Studies program to share their research.  Snacks and refreshments will be served.  (Sponsored by the Early Atlantic Reading Group and Comitatus)

April Events:

Thursday, April 4, 7:30 pm, PHYS 112.  Visiting Writers Reading Series with Tommy Orange reading from his fiction.  Sycamore Review Q&A, 4:30 pm, WTHR 320.

Tuesday, April 9, 9-11:30 and 1-3:30, PMU Ballroom. ICaP showcase with the Purdue Undergraduate Research Conference.

Thursday, April 11, 5:30 pm, North Ballroom, Purdue Memorial Union.  Literary Awards Banquet with guest speaker Colson Whitehead.  Tickets needed and will go on sale in March of 2019.

Thursday, April 11, 8:00 pm, Fowler Hall, Stewart Center.  Reading and book signing by Literary Award's speaker Colson Whitehead.  Free and open to the public.

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