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English Department Fall Picnic

Sunday, Oct. 5th, 1-4pm

861 Riverland Dr

Charleston, SC

On Sunday, October 5th from 1-4 p.m., the English Department will host a fall picnic for English majors, English minors, students interested in an English degree, faculty, and staff. The picnic will be held at the Wappoo Picnic Shelter at James Island County Park. The department will provide burgers and veggie burgers and all the fixings for them, as well as beverages. Please bring your favorite side to share! We hope you will join us for an afternoon of fellowship and fun. (Be prepared to pay $1 per person to enter the park.)

Qiana Whitted - Desegregating Comics: Race and Social Justice in 1950s Comics

Wednesday, Oct. 1st, 6:30pm

Alumni Center, College of Charleston

What can Jackie Robinson comics, an issue of Negro Romance, and alien encounters with a black astronaut tell us about representations of race and blackness during the Golden Age of Comics? Prof. Qiana Whitted will discuss her research on how the growing social and political transformations of the Cold War and Civil Rights eras are reflected in the comic book industry's efforts to depict more complex black experiences during the early 1950s.

Flannery O'Connor Celebration

Thursday, Oct. 2nd, 6:30pm

Towell Library, College of Charleston

Join visual artist Lillian Trettin, folk-blues duo The Harrows, and assorted English majors and faculty members for a unique tribute to one of the great writers of the American South, Flannery O’Connor. Refreshments will be served.

Coming soon to the English Department...

Student/Faculty Lounge at 26 Glebe St. A community space for meeting, relaxing, reading, drinking coffee, eating, studying… Stay tuned for an announcement of the grand opening.

Also Coming Soon... Spring 2015 Registration

Spring 2015 Registration beings October 24th. All English majors must get advised before they can register so make an appointment with your advisor now! Keep an eye on the current and upcoming courses page for spring 2015 course descriptions.

Ever thought about getting credit for your major or minor while studying in Europe?

Our department has several upcoming opportunities for you to take advantage of. This coming summer, Profs. Lott and Bruns will be taking students to charming Spoleto, Italy to study the travel memoir and global city cinema. This program earns you six upper-level English credits. The dates for the Spoleto program are May 17-June 20, 2015. Later that summer, July 19-Aug. 10, Profs. Kelly and Ward will be taking students to beautiful Ireland to study Irish literature and mythology. This program, too, will earn you six upper-level English credits. Finally, know that C of C is part of the British Studies Consortium headed by U. of S. Mississippi. Every year we send students and every other year we send faculty to participate in this exciting program, located in downtown London during July. English courses offered usually include Shakespeare, Children’s British Literature, and Victorian Literature. There are also library science, journalism, and other courses in different disciplines that you may find of interest. Each course earns six upper-level credits. See Prof. Carens for details. We encourage you to pursue study abroad as a wonderful, life-changing experience that also helps distinguish your resume when you go out on the job market or apply for professional and graduate schools. Contact these professors for more information about their programs, as well as opportunities for scholarships.

More Fall Events...

Tuesday, Oct. 14, 7:00 pm: Reading/Talk by David Finkel, Pulitzer prize-winning journalist, MacArthur Fellow, and author of The Good Soldiers (Sottile Theatre) Sponsored by College Reads!

Thursday, Nov. 13 @ 7:00 PM: Fiction Reading by Trudy Lewis (Towell Library) Reception and book signing to follow. Crazyhorse Reading Series.

Keep up with the English Department

at 5 College Way: The English Department Blog and follow our Associate Chair Catherine Thomas on twitter (@DrTCofC).