News and Events
- NEWSThe English Department will celebrate with the graduating seniors and their families in a virtual send-off.
We can’t all be together, but we can still celebrate!The Secretaries, a campy horror-comedy that exemplifies feminist, queer theatre took performativity to extremes by showing violence and intimacy while remaining six feet apart.ALLISON 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.
Tuse Mahenya BA ’21 will address graduates at the College of Arts and Sciences commencement on May 8.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.
- EVENTSThere are no upcoming events. Please see our past events.
Past EventsMay 27, 2021Calling the wordsmiths, the readers and writers,
Those who wrote papers while pulling all nighters,
We ask you to join fellow bibliophiles,
For merrymaking across the miles,
We’ll Zoom together and we can’t wait,
To hear the professors’ department update,
Sign up below, we’ll see you there,
We will cherish the smiles we share.May 7, 2021The English Department will celebrate with our graduating seniors and their families in a virtual send-off.
We can’t all be together, but we can still celebrate!April 28, 2021Please join us for readings of original works of fiction by students from our Advanced Fiction Writing course.
Fiction Capstone Reading will be occurring virtually via Zoom.April 27, 2021Please 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 13, 2021Brought to you by the English and World Languages & Literature Departments, Dowden will be speaking about storytelling and the lasting impact of childhood reading, with a smattering of Marcel Proust and the German author Karl May. The talk will be of interest to everyone who loves books and the acts of imagination that reading can engender.April 7, 2021April 5, 2021Join students and faculty on Monday evenings at 7pm to discuss Charles Dickens’s Little Dorrit.March 29, 2021Join students and faculty on Monday evenings at 7pm to discuss Charles Dickens’s Little Dorrit.