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The WKU English Department is excited to announce our second annual essay contest! Students can enter essays in three different categories: composition, creative writing, and literature. Read all about it!
Check out the online version of the Talisman and read pieces by English majors Hannah Good ("Not Safe for Work"), Adrianna Waters ("MIsspoken"), and Delaney Holt ("Kust Keep Moving").
Read our latest faculty profile on Dr. Gillian Knoll! Or check it out on display, next to Cherry Hall Room 102.
Undergraduate English Programs
Clubs and Organizations
The WKU Professional Writing Club is a great place to learn more about possible careers, as well as how to better prepare for and handle job-searching. Connect with others who share your goals and learn more about future and immediate opportunities in your field!
Please contact Dr. Jones with any questions.
The internship program provides students with the opportunity to complete semester-long internships for academic credit. These internships extend students' classroom experiences by giving them chances not only to apply their academic knowledge but also to learn new workplace skills.
To encourage active learning, the department supports students to study abroad at conferences and other academic events or excursions. Sometimes these are class activities, such as field trips or play attendance, but we also encourage individuals to submit papers written for their English classes to appropriate conferences.
Zephyrus is the fine arts magazine published annually by the English department. It features art, poetry, and short stories created and written by students. University Archives holds the full run of this magazine which first appeared in 1969, and all issues are published in electronic form on TopScholar. Originals are available for researchers in University Archives UA68/6/1.
Contact: Dr. David LeNoir
The Ashen Egg is an annual journal publishing analytical essays on literature, rhetoric, linguistics, film, and popular culture. Any current WKU undergraduate student may submit scholarly work to The Ashen Egg. Submissions must be endorsed by a WKU English faculty member confirming that the submission is a piece produced for one of the faculty member's courses and that it is worthy for publication.
Contact: Dr. Alison Langdon