English Department, Grand Valley State University

English Department, Grand Valley State University An English major provides the skills, and knowledge necessary for careers in education, law, business, medicine, and government service.
Students who major or minor in English find work in a variety of fields ranging from management to computer programming. Careers such as writing, teaching, library science, editing, and publishing are directly related to specific studies in English language and literature. Communications skills developed in the study of English are also important to careers in public relations, business management, and personnel counseling
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We are pleased to share that Professor Robert Rozema has published the first issue of Ought: The Journal of Autistic Cul...
01/07/2020
Ought: The Journal of Autistic Culture | Grand Valley State University

We are pleased to share that Professor Robert Rozema has published the first issue of Ought: The Journal of Autistic Culture. Check it out for poetry, scholarship, fine art (and more) by autistic and neurotypical contributors. Please also note the article contributed by Visiting English Professor, Joy C. Schaefer. Congratulations, Professor Rozema and Professor Schaefer!

https://scholarworks.gvsu.edu/ought/

Ought: The Journal of Autistic Culture is a different kind of journal—and the first of its kind. It aims to document autistic culture by publishing scholarly and creative works that examine and explore it. Ought recognizes that autistic culture is not monolithic: it is as varied as the autistic co...

New year. New decade. New semester. Welcome back, Lakers!
01/06/2020

New year. New decade. New semester. Welcome back, Lakers!

We've made our packing lists and are checking them twice. We found this parting note left by Professor Bullock when we w...
12/18/2019

We've made our packing lists and are checking them twice. We found this parting note left by Professor Bullock when we were doing our office checks today. 😭❤

It's not goodbye, LHH! We look forward to seeing you in your new and improved state for the Fall 2020 semester!!

It's FRIDAY! You made it!! We wish you the very best as you take time to recharge over break. As a reminder, please feel...
12/13/2019

It's FRIDAY! You made it!! We wish you the very best as you take time to recharge over break.

As a reminder, please feel free to engage with us to find your professors/advisors next semester, as we'll be spread throughout campus while they renovate LHH. See you in January!

We spied our very own Distinguished Alumni, Erin Bartels, '01, among these photographs! We so enjoyed having you share s...
12/10/2019
College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, GVSU

We spied our very own Distinguished Alumni, Erin Bartels, '01, among these photographs! We so enjoyed having you share some of your time with us, Erin. Please come back soon!

Check out of Distinguished Alumni in Residence photo gallery.

Looking for a break from studying for exams? Stop by the second floor study area in LHH and peruse the free book shelf! ...
12/10/2019

Looking for a break from studying for exams? Stop by the second floor study area in LHH and peruse the free book shelf! ENG faculty are continuing to clean out their offices in anticipation of the building renovation and there are lots of great choices! 📚📚📚

The latest issue of GV Magazine has a feature on the Making Waves Initiative, which includes English Professor Kate Reml...
12/09/2019
Making Waves

The latest issue of GV Magazine has a feature on the Making Waves Initiative, which includes English Professor Kate Remlinger and student Lal Tluangi (who happens to be one of our awesome student workers here in the English Dept!). Don't miss it!

https://www.gvsu.edu/gvmagazine/making-waves.htm

Six people involved in Making Waves, a two-year initiative to create collaborations, events and activities centered around water are pictured, and a video about the project helps tell the story.

Congratulations to ENG 495 students Alaina Wierenga, Robing Tran and Melissa Schmitz for successfully sharing their Engl...
12/06/2019

Congratulations to ENG 495 students Alaina Wierenga, Robing Tran and Melissa Schmitz for successfully sharing their English Capstone presentations this morning! Way to go!

It's here! We're so excited for a day of wonderful presentations by our English students. If you have time, please stop ...
12/06/2019

It's here! We're so excited for a day of wonderful presentations by our English students. If you have time, please stop by and listen to a panel.

Congratulations to our ENG 495 students for getting here - YOU DID IT! 🎉

Can you believe it? Just two more days of classes left for F19! That also means tomorrow is Capstone Conference Day! Che...
12/05/2019

Can you believe it? Just two more days of classes left for F19! That also means tomorrow is Capstone Conference Day! Check out the last set of panels for the day below. We're looking forward to an exciting day tomorrow!

Goooood Morning! We are two days away from Capstone Conference Friday! Check out the panels being presented at 11:00a an...
12/04/2019

Goooood Morning! We are two days away from Capstone Conference Friday! Check out the panels being presented at 11:00a and 12:00p. Which one will you be attending? 🤔

It's the last week of classes and that means this Friday, December 6 is English Capstone Conference day! We'll be sharin...
12/03/2019

It's the last week of classes and that means this Friday, December 6 is English Capstone Conference day! We'll be sharing the schedule/sessions this week, so take a look, stay tuned and see which panels you'd like to sit in on. Panels begin at 9a and run through 2p. We hope to see you there!

We know it's the last week of classes and finals are looming. 😳 Given that, we wanted to be sure to share this bit of wh...
12/03/2019

We know it's the last week of classes and finals are looming. 😳 Given that, we wanted to be sure to share this bit of whimsy that popped up outside Lake Huron Hall yesterday! ⛄

This is a good reminder to stop, take a breath and smile. You're almost there and you can do it!

PS - does our new friend need a name?

It's #GivingTuesday! Your gift can help Lakers studying English in a variety of ways through our various funds. Small gi...
12/03/2019

It's #GivingTuesday! Your gift can help Lakers studying English in a variety of ways through our various funds. Small gifts can add up to a big impact!
https://www.gvsu.edu/giving/funds.htm

#LakerForALifetime #GVSU

12/02/2019
English Department, Grand Valley State University

Just a reminder - there's still time to apply for the W20 internship with the Ought journal. See details below!

Still looking for a W20 internship? Have an interest in neurodiversity and/or autism and have strong writing and technology skills? Be sure to apply for the Ought journal internship! Accepting applications through the end of F19 semester.

https://www.gvsu.edu/cms4/asset/0997AC3A-AE88-02ED-3563FA41E22F48F9/ought_internship.pdf

You made it! Enjoy your break!
11/26/2019

You made it! Enjoy your break!

As we approach the Thanskgiving holiday, we're reminded #GivingTuesday is just one week away. The English Department has...
11/26/2019

As we approach the Thanskgiving holiday, we're reminded #GivingTuesday is just one week away. The English Department has several funds that support various areas of our department. #AlwaysGrateful #LakerEffect

https://www.gvsu.edu/giving/funds.htm

These bright and smiling faces are fresh off presenting at #NCTE19 - the National Council of Teachers of English Annual ...
11/25/2019

These bright and smiling faces are fresh off presenting at #NCTE19 - the National Council of Teachers of English Annual Conference that was held in Baltimore, Maryland this past weekend. Pictured are Erica Ruffner, '18, Amanda Gabriel (current ENG/Secondary Education major) and ENG Professor Karen Pezzetti.

It's always a pleasure to highlight our student's accomplishments. 🎉 Read more below about applied linguistics minor, Cu...
11/22/2019
Two Grand Valley alumni selected for prestigious international program

It's always a pleasure to highlight our student's accomplishments. 🎉 Read more below about applied linguistics minor, Cullin Flynn, '17, and his time as part of the prestigious Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange for Young Professionals.

https://www.gvsu.edu/gvnext/2019/two-grand-valley-alumni-selected-for-prestigious-international-11296.htm

Two Grand Valley State University alumni have been named Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange fellows.

11/21/2019

Are you a senior looking for an internship for next semester? Baker Publishing is hiring an Editorial Intern. This internship will cover the process of book publishing and editing 8-10 hours a week in their Ada office. For more details or to apply visit their website:

http://www.bakerpublishinggroup.com/careers

Tonight, we will be welcoming new members into the Iota Tau chapter of Sigma Tau Delta, the International English Honor ...
11/20/2019

Tonight, we will be welcoming new members into the Iota Tau chapter of Sigma Tau Delta, the International English Honor Society! We're very much looking forward to celebrating these outstanding English students along with their friends and family at tonight's ceremony. Congratulations to the new members! 🎉

Good Morning, Lakers! *yawn* Here's to a great week! #MondayMorning #SendCoffee ☕☕
11/18/2019

Good Morning, Lakers! *yawn* Here's to a great week! #MondayMorning #SendCoffee ☕☕

English Department Chair Ashley Shannon, Professor Kate Remlinger and Writing Professor Laurence José were on hand today...
11/15/2019

English Department Chair Ashley Shannon, Professor Kate Remlinger and Writing Professor Laurence José were on hand today at the investiture of GVSU's 5th president, Philomena V Mantella. #GVNext

If you're not able to be on campus, you can watch the investiture of GVSU's fifth president, Philomena V. Mantella onlin...
11/15/2019

If you're not able to be on campus, you can watch the investiture of GVSU's fifth president, Philomena V. Mantella online.

We are Driven.
We are Bold.
We are GV.
#GVNext

Watch the investiture of Grand Valley's fifth president, Philomena Mantella, live at 11 a.m. from the Fieldhouse on the Allendale Campus.

📺: gvsu.edu/inauguration #GVNext

There's still time to stop by our table at the Majors Fair! Professor Pezzetti and Professor Johnson would be happy to t...
11/13/2019

There's still time to stop by our table at the Majors Fair! Professor Pezzetti and Professor Johnson would be happy to talk to you about all things English Ed and English Lit (and any other questions, of course).

The Majors Fair runs until 2p in the Grand River Room in Kirkhof.

We're looking forward to the Majors Fair today! Be sure to stop by our table to chat about the various tracks in the Eng...
11/13/2019
Grand Valley State University

We're looking forward to the Majors Fair today! Be sure to stop by our table to chat about the various tracks in the English major as well as our minors. See you there!

Current Lakers: Not sure what you want to major in? Considering a switch? Explore all programs at the Majors Fair, today from 11 a.m.-2 p.m.

Hey, hey! It's FRIDAY! 🎉If you've found yourself with a free evening and you're a grad student (or interested in becomin...
11/08/2019

Hey, hey! It's FRIDAY! 🎉

If you've found yourself with a free evening and you're a grad student (or interested in becoming one!), stop by Books & Mortar for our Graduate Research Colloquium, which is tonight from 6:30p-8:30p.

H/t: Grand Valley State University English M.A. Program

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11/07/2019

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English faculty member Amy Masko and four of her students will be presenting at the Teach-In TOMORROW! Their presentatio...
11/06/2019
2019 Teach-In Schedule - Teach-In - Grand Valley State University

English faculty member Amy Masko and four of her students will be presenting at the Teach-In TOMORROW! Their presentation is titled "What Studying in Ghana Taught Me About Privilege" and runs from 11:30a–12:45p in 2263 KC.

https://www.gvsu.edu/teach-in/2019-teach-in-schedule-11.htm

What does it mean to have whiteness as a predominate part of your identity?  What is “white fragility” and how does it show up in people’s everyday lives? This session explores how people who identify as white can work toward accountability as an ally in addressing issues of race-based oppres...

🚨Current ENG majors/minors!🚨 Just a reminder that our department communication survey closes TOMORROW at 5pm! Your respo...
11/05/2019

🚨Current ENG majors/minors!🚨
Just a reminder that our department communication survey closes TOMORROW at 5pm! Your responses can help us better let you know what's going on in the department. Check your email for the survey link. We look forward to hearing from you!

11/04/2019
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Still looking for a W20 internship? Have an interest in neurodiversity and/or autism and have strong writing and technology skills? Be sure to apply for the Ought journal internship! Accepting applications through the end of F19 semester.

https://www.gvsu.edu/cms4/asset/0997AC3A-AE88-02ED-3563FA41E22F48F9/ought_internship.pdf

This evening, director Marian Marzynski will be on hand for the screening of his documentary film, "Never Forget to Lie"...
11/04/2019

This evening, director Marian Marzynski will be on hand for the screening of his documentary film, "Never Forget to Lie". This event takes place at 7pm in the Loosemore Auditorium. If you have an interest in the Holocaust, don't miss this conversation.

10/31/2019
Just a reminder that the MITESOL conference begins tomorrow! Make sure you're registered. Check out their website for a ...
10/31/2019
English Department, Grand Valley State University

Just a reminder that the MITESOL conference begins tomorrow! Make sure you're registered. Check out their website for a full schedule of speakers and events. #mitesol2019

GVSU MA-Applied Linguistics

The MITESOL Conference is this week, Nov 1-2 at the GVSU Eberhard Center. If you haven't yet registered or if you'd like more information about the event, visit their website:
http://mitesol.org/MITESOL-2019

It's been a great short week! We hope you were able to take part in some of our events this week. If not, there's more t...
10/25/2019

It's been a great short week! We hope you were able to take part in some of our events this week. If not, there's more to come!

The Applied Linguistics Mixer is coming up on Thurs, Nov 7 from 1 PM - 3 PM in LHH Suite 240. Stop by to learn more about applied linguistics and to mingle with other AL minors and MA-AL grad students. (There will also be pizza! 🍕)

10/25/2019

Missed our English Open Advising hours yesterday? Fear not! English faculty will be on hand again this afternoon from 1 PM - 4 PM in LHH suite 230. No appointment needed - just stop in to have your advising questions answered before getting your weekend started!

Just a reminder that the CLAS event, "Thriving in the Job Market with your Humanities and Social Sciences Degree" is hap...
10/25/2019
Alumni with humanities and social science degrees to share success stories

Just a reminder that the CLAS event, "Thriving in the Job Market with your Humanities and Social Sciences Degree" is happening in the HHLC Multipurpose room this morning from 10 AM - 11 AM.

In case you missed a chance to meet our visiting distinguished alumna, Erin Bartels, yesterday, she will be participating in this event!

https://www.gvsu.edu/gvnow/2019/alumni-with-humanities-and-social-science-degrees-to-11253.htm

"Thriving in the Job Market with your Humanities and Social Sciences Degree" is October 25.

📣 REMINDER! 📣Today is our first day of English Open Advising Days! Stop by Suite 230 in LHH from 1:00p-4:00p to meet wit...
10/24/2019

📣 REMINDER! 📣
Today is our first day of English Open Advising Days! Stop by Suite 230 in LHH from 1:00p-4:00p to meet with ENG faculty who will be on hand to answer all your advising questions.

If you can't make it today, we'll be having Open Advising Hours again tomorrow - same bat time, same bat channel. 🦇📖

Our distinguished alumna, Erin Bartels, arrives today! Before she visits classes this afternoon, don't miss your opportu...
10/24/2019

Our distinguished alumna, Erin Bartels, arrives today! Before she visits classes this afternoon, don't miss your opportunity to chat with her (and grab a slice of pizza!) about life after graduation as a novelist and senior copywriter at our event, English From the Other Side. We'll be in 141 LHH from 11:30a-12:45p.

Get your graduate school questions answered TODAY! The Graduate School Fair runs from 10 AM - 1 PM in the Henry Hall Atr...
10/23/2019

Get your graduate school questions answered TODAY!

The Graduate School Fair runs from 10 AM - 1 PM in the Henry Hall Atrium. Program directors from our Master of Arts in English and Master of Arts in Applied Linguistics will in attendance.

GVSU MA-Applied Linguistics
Grand Valley State University English M.A. Program

Thinking about graduate school? 🤔 Interested in learning more about our Masters of Art in English or Masters of Art in Applied Linguistics programs? Be sure to stop by our table at the Graduate School Fair in Henry Hall Atrium next Wed, Oct 23 - 10 AM - 1 PM.

H/t Grand Valley State University English M.A. Program, GVSU MA-Applied Linguistics

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