Dickinson State University Language and Literature Department

Dickinson State University Language and Literature Department The Language and Literature Department offers a Bachelor of Science in English Education, a Bachelor of Arts in both English and Spanish, and minors in English, Spanish, and Writing. English major emphases can be in either Creative Writing or Literature.

The Department of Language and Literature offers a variety of opportunities to get involved outside of the classroom. CommUniversity features special topics courses for the community on the weekends during February. Classes have no homework and no exams and change topics each year. The Albers Institute at DSU consists of an interdisciplinary group of scholars, teachers, and devotees of the humanities at Dickinson State University. Administered through the Department of Language and Literature, the Albers Institute sponsors an annual humanities festival in the spring semester. Heart Rivers Writers' Circle (Circle) brings to the West River area significant, contemporary writers whose work interests a range of readers on the northern plains. Each writer gives a public reading and meets with students and community members to discuss issues germane to writing. By coordinating such visits, as well as by hosting literary events and discussions, the Circle serves as a resource for those interested in writing as vocation or avocation. The Circle, which supports all community literary activities, is sponsored by Dickinson State University’s Department of Language and Literature, DSU’s Stoxen Library, and the Dickinson Area Public Library. Women's Voices is faculty and student committee that plans and presents events during Women's History Month. This committee started in 2004, and each year's events have a different theme.

Mission: The Department of Language and Literature at Dickinson State offers a variety of programs to students working toward developing the skills they need for fulfilling careers in literature, writing, and the modern languages. Our courses represent the heart of a liberal arts education, providing students with fundamental skills—reading, writing, and thinking—considered essential to a well-rounded education. As a student in our program, you will gain a knowledge of cultural interaction and critical thinking that will help you to thrive in a global community.

Our 2019 Language and Literature Conference featured presentations on "The Yellow Wallpaper," Allen Ginsberg, alliteracy...
04/27/2019

Our 2019 Language and Literature Conference featured presentations on "The Yellow Wallpaper," Allen Ginsberg, alliteracy, creative nonfiction, and speculative fiction. Thank you to everyone who attended!

The IMPRESSIONS Awards Ceremony went very well! Here are photos of our readers, award winners, and the ENGL 213 students...
04/27/2019

The IMPRESSIONS Awards Ceremony went very well! Here are photos of our readers, award winners, and the ENGL 213 students who put together a wonderful issue of the magazine.

Professor Marty McGoey presented at the North American Review Conference at the University of Northern Iowa this past we...
04/23/2019

Professor Marty McGoey presented at the North American Review Conference at the University of Northern Iowa this past weekend. Here he is with Terry Tempest Williams, the keynote speaker of the conference.

04/17/2019

Please plan to join us for our annual Language and Literature Conference on Friday, April 26th from 4-5:30 pm in Klinefelter 218 and 219. The Impressions Awards Ceremony will follow in Beck Auditorium.

Thanks to Dr. Gavin Hurley for his presentation at this year's Albers Humanities Festival!
04/13/2019

Thanks to Dr. Gavin Hurley for his presentation at this year's Albers Humanities Festival!

Here's a photo of our student panel from yesterday's Albers Festival. Thank you to everyone who joined us for a wonderfu...
04/12/2019

Here's a photo of our student panel from yesterday's Albers Festival. Thank you to everyone who joined us for a wonderful discussion!

Here's a picture from our panel of first responders at last night's Albers Festival event! Please join us again today at...
04/12/2019

Here's a picture from our panel of first responders at last night's Albers Festival event! Please join us again today at 4 PM for Dr. Hurley's presentation, "The Value of 'Thinking Horror': Reflection and Contemplation within Dark Fiction" in Murphy 155.

We had an excellent time listening to Maya Rao's reading tonight! Please join us at Hawk's Point tomorrow for a nonficti...
03/05/2019

We had an excellent time listening to Maya Rao's reading tonight! Please join us at Hawk's Point tomorrow for a nonfiction writing workshop with Maya Rao at 6:30 pm.

No one has found Han yet, so we are extending the scavenger hunt deadline to Thursday (tomorrow) by 5 pm. Clue #1. Follo...
04/05/2017

No one has found Han yet, so we are extending the scavenger hunt deadline to Thursday (tomorrow) by 5 pm.

Clue #1. Follow the owl to the horse,
There you will find Han Solo, of course!

Clue #2. If Star Wars collectibles are your hobby,
Meet with Han Solo in the English lobby!

Take a selfie with Han and post to this page. Please leave him in his hiding spot when you're done! Remember that the first person to post a selfie wins a prize at the trivia contest event!

Our Star Wars scavenger hunt starts now! Find Han Solo on the DSU campus and take a selfie with the figurine. The first ...
04/03/2017

Our Star Wars scavenger hunt starts now! Find Han Solo on the DSU campus and take a selfie with the figurine. The first person to post his/her selfie to this page wins a prize!

Here is your clue:
"Follow the owl to the horse,
There you will find Han Solo, of course!"

Please leave Han in his hiding spot after taking a picture. This contest will end on Tuesday (April 4th) at 5 pm.

This book will go to the winner of the character impressions contest.
03/31/2017

This book will go to the winner of the character impressions contest.

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03/06/2017

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Dickinson State University Language and Literature Department
03/06/2017

Dickinson State University Language and Literature Department

Here are the Women's Voices events planned for March 2017. They are free and open to the public!
03/06/2017

Here are the Women's Voices events planned for March 2017. They are free and open to the public!

Address

291 Campus Drive
Dickinson, ND
58601

General information

http://dickinsonstate.edu/academics/fields-of-study/language-and-literature/extracurricular-programs/

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