Welcome to the blog for the Villanova English department! Visit often for updates on department events, guest speakers, faculty and student accomplishments, and reviews and musings from professors and undergraduates alike.

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Mani Pedi: A Sketch Comedy Show


Let the merry melodies of the darling dystopian sisters guide you through the end of the world. A sketch show from Philadelphia's all gal comedy team, Mani Pedi. It's the apocalypse and it's a swell time. Mani Pedi has performed in festivals all over the country as well as to sold-out shows in Philadelphia.

There will be PIZZA before the show and an opportunity for students to learn more about the GWS program!

Visit the London Experience Spring 2017 Blog

The London Experience is an eighteen-week overseas study program that combines small academic seminars taught by a Villanova English professor (this year, Dr. Lauren Shohet) with classes offered by the Arcadia University London Centre, Queen Mary University, Goldsmiths University of London and City University.  As one spring 2016 student put it, "We use the whole city as a classroom."

This spring's students are regularly blogging about their various experiences in the city--visiting the Whitehall Banqueting House, viewing the Wallace collection in a decadent London townhouse, attending stage productions of Antigone and the history play Mary Stuart.  Click here to visit the blog and read more.

Students from this year's London Experience--Rowan Yeni, Felicity Petruzzi, Lisa Moore, and Marisa Sully--throwing up V's in Venice



Wednesday, February 15, 2017

London Experience Information Session


Cancellation: Queer Conscience, Straight State

Prof. Seth Koven's talk, "Queer Conscience, Straight State in World War I Britain," scheduled for tonight, has been postponed. GWS will provide a new date for the talk soon.


Monday, February 13, 2017

Literary Festival: Brit Bennett


Emma Goetzman ('16) Travel Writing Article

Recent Villanova graduate and English major Emma Goetzman published her article on budget airlines in Verge magazine's fall 2016 issue.  Emma originally wrote the article for her "Travel Writing" course last spring with Prof. Karyn Hollis.  You can read Emma' article here.


Book Talk: Prof. Marwan Kraidy