Department News

Recent English grad Jackie Perman ’16 has been published on the Local Current Blog. Jackie wrote this piece for her Narrative Journalism course she took this spring with Stephen Smith. Congratulations Jackie!

English in the News

Review: 'Life of Miracles Along the Yangtze and Mississippi,' by Wang Ping | Star Tribune | September 14, 2018
Macalester English professor and poet Wang Ping examines connections between the people of two powerful rivers: the Yangtze and the Mississippi.

'House of Tomorrow' screening was special community experience for North Branch | Chisago County Press | August 15, 2018
The movie is from the book of the same name, by St. Paul author and Macalester English professor Peter Bognanni.

Clara Ueland: Minnesota suffragist, lifelong women's rights activist | MinnPost | August 13, 2018
Elizabeth Loetscher '19 is a student at Macalester where she studies English. She wrote this article.

Buckingham Palace celebrates 50 years of Man Booker Prize | The Bookseller | July 6, 2018
Publishers and past winners, including English professor Marlon James, joined the Duchess of Cornwall at a reception at Buckingham Palace to celebrate 50 years of the Man Booker Prize.

Minnesota novelist Marlon James offers peek at new series he calls 'African Game of Thrones' | Star Tribune | June 13, 2018
English professor Marlon James described his new series as "an African 'Game of Thrones,'" and even though the first book won't be published until February 2019, the buzz is already starting.

Star Ellen Burstyn brought a personal touch to Minnesota-made movie | Star Tribune | May 29, 2018
For his first feature film, director/screenwriter Peter Livolsi chose to bring his stars, Academy Award winner Ellen Burstyn and Nick Offerman, to a classic Minnesota small town, Chisago County’s North Branch. The film is inspired by the 2010 young adult bestseller “The House of Tomorrow” by Peter Bognanni, a Macalester College English professor.