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

Asa Butterfield Movie ‘The House of Tomorrow’ Lands at Shout! Studios | The Wrap | November 14, 2017
Shout! Studios has acquired North American rights to “The House of Tomorrow,” a coming-of-age feature starring Asa Butterfield, Nick Offerman and Ellen Burstyn and will launch the film theatrically on April 20, 2018. It’s based on the best-selling novel by English professor Peter Bognanni, was written and directed by Peter Livolsi, and premiered earlier this year at the San Francisco International Film Festival.

Read beyond your comfort zone: Titles to stretch your mind | MPR | November 3, 2017
MPR News host Kerri Miller invited three avid readers into the studio to talk about how adults can read beyond their comfort zones and read without walls. One of those invited was Anitra Budd, a visiting assistant professor in English, and one of the books recommended was "Black Lives Matter" by American Studies Professor Duchess Harris and Sue Bradford Edwards.

Abigail Breslin, Denise Richards to Star in "Saturday at the Starlight" | Variety | October 30, 2017
Abigail Breslin, Denise Richards, and Michael Madsen are starring in the independent comedy “Saturday at the Starlight,” currently shooting in Los Angeles. Jake Disch '08 co-wrote the screenplay and is mentioned in this article.

A Conversation with Marlon James | Booth, Butler University | October 20, 2017
An interview with the Macalester English professor whose last book, "A Brief History of Seven Killings," won the Man Booker Prize in 2015.

Falling in Love Over Email: Anatomy of a Digital Courtship | Literary Hub | October 18, 2017
English professor Peter Bognanni writes on migrating from the laptop to real life.

Letters of Recommendation: ‘Twin Peaks,’ Screaming Karaoke and More - Six writers on their favorite cultural experiences of 2017 | New York Times Magazine | October 5, 2017
English professor Marlon James, one of the six, wrote about "Screaming Karaoke."