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April 15th event: English Graduate Pedagogy Showcase
Please make plans to attend the English Graduate Pedagogy Showcase on April 15th! Events will include a poster session and short lightning talks (with prizes!) as well as a catered lunch. Textbook reps will be present to share books relevant for courses across the department, including ICAP’s upcoming switch to syllabus themes.
The session will be held on the east side of the ground floor in Heavilon (in several rooms) from 10:00am to 2:00pm. Judging for the poster session will be from 10:30-11:30am, and the Lightning Talks will begin at 12:30pm. We will announce winners around 1:45pm in the ground floor lounge.
Come one and all! To enter, please complete this survey with your title and category by April 10th. First place Prize in each category will be $150, with an additional cash prize for runners-up.
We are a diverse, robust, and challenging program of graduate study—and remain among the best English departments for graduate studies in the country. In fact, we’re consistently ranked among the best. In 2017 alone, we hosted the illustrious Margaret Atwood at our Literary Awards program, graduated 46 new MA, MFA, and PhD students into the world with a 65% job placement rating among new PhDs.
In the Purdue English department, graduate teaching assistants (GTAs) have opportunities to teach introductory composition in our renowned ICaP program, as well as apply for other teaching opportunities in professional writing, film studies, literature courses, creative writing, and more. In addition, research fellowships and other TA positions—such as working for the Purdue OWL, on-campus writing lab, or CROW (Corpus & Repository of Writing) Lab—offer alternative, valuable academic opportunities. And new roles are always opening up. For example, the prestigious academic journal, Modern Fiction Studies, housed here at Heavilon Hall, recently introduced its own one-year teaching assistantship, awarded to an incoming grad student who demonstrates “outstanding potential in 20th-and/or 21-st century literary studies.” (Find out more about the MFS named TA line.)