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.

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Alice in Wonderland Tea Party

Prof. Mary Mullen organized and hosted the party.
Student volunteers assumed the roles of characters from Alice and gave dramatic readings of episodes from the text.
The cake!
Trivia Team #1
Trivia Team #2
Trivia Team #3
Trivia game winners with prizes.
Musical Chairs!

Saturday, March 12, 2016

English Spring Reception

CLAS Academic Reform Committee Call for Membership Applications

The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences is looking for students who would be interested in serving on the Academic Reform Committee.  As committee members, you would have the opportunity to examine and improve educational policies and programs in the College and contribute your voice to education reform initiatives.  The Academic Reform Committee is a student-run organization working in cooperation with the Office of the Dean. To apply, fill out the Application for Membership here and attach it, along with your résumé and a letter of interest addressed to the CLAS Academic Reform Committee explaining your interest in serving on the committee and what aspects of undergraduate education within the College need improvement.

Friday, March 11, 2016

Lunch and Learn

If you are interested in pursuing graduate studies, see the flyer below for a March 17th “Lunch and Learn” event for Villanova undergraduates at which you can learn about Villanova’s graduate programs—including our own well-regarded English program.  There is still time to apply to many graduate programs, including English, for Fall 2016.

You can register using this link.

If you have any questions about the graduate program in English, Dr. Heather Hicks (heather.hicks@villanova.edu), the director of our program, would be happy to answer them.

Thursday, March 10, 2016

GWS Faculty Research Seminar

This semester’s Gender and Women’s Studies Faculty Research Seminar will take place next Wednesday, March 16, at noon in Falvey 205.  English department professor Crystal Lucky will be giving a talk entitled “The Power of Mystery in the Autobiography of Charlotte Riley.”  A light lunch will be served.

If you plan on attending, please RSVP to gws@villanova.edu  by noon Tuesday, March 15.

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

English T-shirt in Palm Beach

Prof. Heather Hicks sporting the English t-shirt in Palm Beach, Florida, during spring break.

Monday, March 7, 2016

American Association for Cancer Research Internship Opportunity

The American Association for Cancer Research Foundation Special Events Team is looking for an intern from March 2016 through October 2016, and we have been told that they “are looking for a strong writer, and someone who is well organized and adaptable to various projects.”  Those projects include their runDisney programs, the AACR Rock ‘n’ Roll Philadelphia Half Marathon, and a new AACR spin series, Spintensity 200.

The listing of the internship isn’t on Handshake yet, but should be up shortly.

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

English T-shirts in Pittsburgh

Recent Villanova graduate and English major Christi Danner ('13) and current senior English major Kevin Madden pose in front of the the Cathedral of Learning at the University of Pittsburgh, which Pitt says is "the second-tallest educational building in the world."