English Department

Tessa Jolls is the president and CEO of the Center for Media Literacy. She will deliver the 2017 Holder Lecture on Thursday, April 20.

President of Center for Media Literacy to Discuss Redefining Media Relationships and Culture

The president and CEO of the Center for Media Literacy will deliver this year's Kenneth R. Holder Lecture.

Tessa Jolls will deliver the lecture on Thursday, April 20 at 4 p.m. in the learning commons area, located on the first floor of Cochrane-Woods Library.

Poet Brenda Shaughnessy will read at the Spring Visiting Writers Series on March 30.

Spring Writers Series Features Poets

Nebraska Wesleyan University’s Spring Visiting Writers Series will feature two poets.

Poet Brenda Shaughnessy, associate professor of English and creative writing at Rutgers University-Newark, will give a reading on Thursday, March 30. Poet and essayist Brian Blanchfield, visiting faculty at The Iowa Writers’ Workshop, will give a reading on Thursday, April 13.

NWU senior Abby Feden was selected to attend the prestigious Juniper Writing Institute where she further developed her writing talent.

Student Finds Voice at Prestigious Juniper Writing Institute

"The pen is mightier than the sword."

Though a common proverb in the writers' world, following this mantra is much more difficult to do when attempting without a pen, or, more appropriately, without a voice.

Surgical Assistant Turned English Professor to Discuss How Research Enriches Creative Process

A former surgical assistant and current Nebraska Wesleyan University English professor who found herself more interested in writing about surgery than performing it, will deliver the university’s annual Faculty Scholarship Presentation on Wednesday, January 25.

New York Times best-selling author Claudia Rankine will give a free reading at NWU on October 11.

Visiting Writers Series to Include Renowned Poet Claudia Rankine

Renowned poet Claudia Rankine will headline Nebraska Wesleyan University’s Visiting Writers Series.

The award-winning author will give a free reading of her poetry on Tuesday, October 11 at 6:30 p.m. in O’Donnell Auditorium, located at 50th Street and Huntington Ave.

Kloefkorn Writers Series to Feature Nebraska Poet

Nebraska poet Marjorie Saiser will deliver the William C. Kloefkorn Nebraska Writers Series lecture on Thursday, April 28 at Nebraska Wesleyan University.

NWU Marks Shakespeare Anniversary With Renaissance Expert, Rare Collection, Theatre Productions

To honor the 400th anniversary of playwright William Shakespeare's death, Stephen Buhler, an expert in renaissance literature, will deliver the lecture, "Eloquence in Action: Rhetorics of Response in Shakespeare" at Nebraska Wesleyan University.

Feature Writer, Poet, Novelist Highlight Spring Visiting Writers Series

A feature writer, poet and novelist will highlight Nebraska Wesleyan University’s Spring Visiting Writers Series.

Fall Visiting Writers Series Features Poets, Fiction Writer

Nebraska Wesleyan University has announced its schedule and featured writers for the fall Visiting Writers Series.

​Two NWU Grads Accepted to JET Program to Teach in Japan

Two Nebraska Wesleyan University graduates will teach in Japan next year.

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