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 faculty member, Mr. Kevin Moberg, has done some amazing things with the TR Honors students!https://dickinsonstatenew...
01/10/2020
Theodore Roosevelt scholars tutor area high school writers - Dickinson State University News

Our faculty member, Mr. Kevin Moberg, has done some amazing things with the TR Honors students!
https://dickinsonstatenews.com/theodore-roosevelt-scholars-tutor-area-high-school-writers/

Dickinson State University (DSU) students enrolled in Mr. Kevin Moberg’s fall honors writing course served as writing tutors to sophomores and juniors at Dickinson High School (DHS). Moberg, assistant professor of English and education at DSU, and Tina Whittington, an English teacher at DHS, colla...

Dr. Hirth has provided us photos from three of her English courses: Writing about Literature, Composition, Native Americ...
12/16/2019

Dr. Hirth has provided us photos from three of her English courses: Writing about Literature, Composition, Native American Literature. The first photo portrays her Composition students revising thesis statements. The next three photos show students peer reviewing their papers in Writing about Literature. The last three photos are a tableau vivant ("living picture") of scenes from _Love Medicine_ by Louise Erdrich in the Native American Literature course. Taking English courses is an engaging experience!

Dr. Cheri Robinson from the Language and Literature Department has provided pictures of her Spanish 101 course. Students...
12/05/2019

Dr. Cheri Robinson from the Language and Literature Department has provided pictures of her Spanish 101 course. Students are practicing their Spanish skills while discussing housing on campus. Languages are best learned when used in an actively engaging manner! The third photo depicts a student intently reading from her textbook.

Sophomore Kyle Anderson (left) and freshman Matthew Meschke are holding autographed copies of books by Tim O’Brien. Kyle...
11/21/2019

Sophomore Kyle Anderson (left) and freshman Matthew Meschke are holding autographed copies of books by Tim O’Brien. Kyle and Matthew are among the ENGL 110 and 111 students who this semester read stories by Mr. O’Brien in anticipation of his visit to our campus on Wednesday, November 13. After hearing Mr. O’Brien speak that evening, several students stayed to meet him and have him autograph their copies of his books. Kyle is holding _The Things They Carried_, and Matthew is holding _In the Lake of the Woods_.

Author Tim O'Brien visited Dickinson yesterday and did presentations at Dickinson High, Hawks Point, and DSU. Thank you ...
11/14/2019

Author Tim O'Brien visited Dickinson yesterday and did presentations at Dickinson High, Hawks Point, and DSU. Thank you to everyone who came out to hear his readings and purchase copies of his new book! A special thank you goes to the NEA Big Read Committee at DSU for organizing such a wonderful author visit.

Senior Hailey Entze is working on a story for the DSU Foundation. Entze works daily at the DSU Foundation House in addit...
11/08/2019

Senior Hailey Entze is working on a story for the DSU Foundation. Entze works daily at the DSU Foundation House in addition to being a full-time English major at DSU.

We had a wonderful time hosting Patrick Hicks yesterday. Thank you for visiting our classes and holding a phenomenal rea...
10/22/2019

We had a wonderful time hosting Patrick Hicks yesterday. Thank you for visiting our classes and holding a phenomenal reading and discussion in the evening!

We are very excited to have author Patrick Hicks visit on Monday, October 21st for a reading! Please check out event det...
10/08/2019

We are very excited to have author Patrick Hicks visit on Monday, October 21st for a reading! Please check out event details on this poster and under our Events tab.

We're excited to brag about our Assistant Professor Kevin Moberg who kept busy this summer at NDCTE! Please check out th...
09/27/2019
Moberg facilitates learning opportunities for teachers and students across North Dakota - Dickinson State University News

We're excited to brag about our Assistant Professor Kevin Moberg who kept busy this summer at NDCTE! Please check out this link to read more about his work.
https://dickinsonstatenews.com/moberg-facilitates-learning-opportunities-for-teachers-and-students-across-north-dakota/

Kevin Moberg, assistant professor of English and education at Dickinson State University (DSU), co-facilitated the annual conference of the North Dakota Council of Teachers of English (NDCTE) that took place Wednesday and Thursday, July 24 and 25, 2019, in Mandan, North Dakota. Moberg serves as the....

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.

Dickinson State University Language and Literature Department's cover photo
03/06/2017

Dickinson State University Language and Literature Department's cover photo

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!

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Dickinson, ND
58601

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Some of us from the Department participated in DSU'S #TrashTag challenge at Memorial Park in Dickinson. #HawksAreUp