News and Events
- NEWSALLISON MACHLIS MEYER (LC English alum ’01) publishes her first book, Telltale Women: Chronicling Gender in Early Modern Historiography.
The book is scheduled for publication on January 1, 2021.A look into how an English major could find passion in a law degree at the Lewis & Clark Law School.Audrey Gutierrez ’19 is a recent Lewis & Clark College Rhetoric and Media Studies major who was heavily involved in the English department. She has worked as a resident advisor for the Fir Acres Writing Workshop and written for the LC Lit Review and the LC Journal of Social Justice. In college, she worked forCALYX Press and Artslandia Magazine. She has spent the last year teaching preschoolers and highschoolers English in southern Spain. She is currently writing her first novel about five sisters living on the edge of Cuba during the revolution. These sisters face the death of their parents, the siege of soldiers, and the threat of madness amidst their isolation. Audrey was also recently chosen as the winner of the F(r)iction Literary Magazine Winter 2019 Short Story Award. She will be attending the Iowa Writers’ Workshop in the fall of 2020.Lizzy Acker BA ’05 is the pen behind The Oregonian’s new column doling out sharp, honest advice on the big and small problems in life. Acker is a trending news reporter at the paper, covering a range of issues relevant to the Oregon community.The Lewis & Clark Fiction Prize is a fiction award given to the single most outstanding work of fiction by a student entering the competition. Many of America’s leading fiction writers won their first recognition through on-campus prizes. This contest is open to all graduating seniors currently enrolled full-time at Lewis & Clark College. This includes non-English majors.The Academy of American Poets Prize is a national poetry award for college students. This contest is open to all graduating seniors currently enrolled full-time at Lewis & Clark College. This includes non-English majors.Both the David Savage Award and the Lorry Lokey Awards prioritize and celebrate inspirational leadership, rigorous scholarship, and creative accomplishments in the classroom and in the broader academic community. This year’s awards recognize four Lewis & Clark faculty members from the natural sciences, social sciences, and humanities for their excellence.We write today with updates about the fall semester. To borrow from Chaucer, “This world is now ful tikel, sikerly.” We’ve been working through the summer to prepare for the upcoming term, which, as you know, will be an unusually ticklish one due to the pandemic. The situation remains fluid, but we want to give you a sense of how we are currently envisioning our classes. No matter what form our instruction takes, we are committed to preserving your experience of the major.After the English Department’s heartfelt virtual send-off on April 30th, we wanted a place to keep in touch and share suggestions with our graduates.There is a new addition to Lewis & Clark’s Watzek Library Special Collections’ body of archival materials. Through a B.H. Breslauer Foundation grant, the college is now home to an Italian book of hours worth just over $45,000, which will make it the only Italian illuminated manuscript in the greater Portland area.Associate Professor of English Karen Gross has been awarded a Short Term Fellowship from the New York Public Library (NYPL). The NYPL offers such Research Fellowships so that scholars outside the New York metropolitan area may conduct on-site research using the Library’s extensive special collections.For Associate Professor of English Pauls Toutonghi, his grandfather’s journey from Aleppo, Syria to the United States in the mid-twentieth century provides powerful inspiration. Toutonghi tells his grandfather’s story in The New Yorker in a just-published essay, “Leaving Aleppo.”Two of just 37 poets selected from among 1,800 applicants, poets Corey Van Landingham BA ’08 and Nick Lantz BA ’03 are recipients of 2017 National Endowment for the Arts Fellowships. One of Van Landingham’s poems was printed in the Jan. 16 issue of The New Yorker.
Lyell Asher’s essay, “Your Students Crave Moral Simplicity. Resist” appears in the Chronicle of Higher Education and The American ScholarA version of Lyell Asher’s article entitled, “Your Students Crave Moral Simplicity. Resist” appeared in theof the Chronicle of Higher Education. This essay originally appeared in The American Scholar.
- EVENTSApril 27Please join the English department for an evening of readings of original works of poetry by students from Mary Szybist’s Advanced Poetry Writing course.
Poetry Capstone Reading will occur virtually via Zoom.April 28Please join us for readings of original works of fiction by students from our Advanced Fiction Writing course.
Senior Fiction Reading will be occurring virtually via Zoom.