From Eden to the Apocalypse
English professor Benjamin Voigt’s class takes an unconventional approach to environmental literature.
Circling the Globe with Soccer
After Macalester, Georgia Cloepfil ’14 landed spots on professional soccer teams in Australia and Sweden.
Evelyn Pugh ’19 was one of ten high schoolers who put together The Best American Nonrequired Reading of 2015.
From manuscript to finished paperback, students in a hands-on English course work their way through the publishing process.
Greece, Ancient and Modern
From translating Aristophanes to picking oranges, Kacie Reilly experienced Greece across the centuries.
Notes From Ireland
Ava Bindas '17 reflects on her time away in Ireland.
Gov. Dayton declares Wed., Oct. 28, 2015, "Marlon James Day"
Macalester professor Marlon James wins the Man Booker Prize for his novel “A Brief History of Seven Killings”
Macalester professor Marlon James has won the Man Booker Prize for Fiction, considered the most prestigious prize in literature, for his book A Brief History of Seven Killings. James is the first writer from Jamaica to win in the prize's 47-year history.
English Professor Marlon James has won the 2015 Man Booker Prize for Fiction.
Public radio host and editor Stephen Smith ’82 shares his 30+ years of journalism experience by teaching Macalester students.
Interlude in Ecuador
Nathan Are ‘16 immersed himself in the language and culture of Ecuador during a community internship there.
Semester Away, Summer in L.A.
Hannah Rehak '15 spent the summer in Los Angeles working for Zester Daily.
How did Macalester prepare me for my job? Oh, let me count the ways.
Kalie Caetano '13 writes about her job as Digital Media Specialist at Stanford University Press
The Literary Bible
A new English Department course explores the King James version of the scriptures along with the works of other 17th century authors.
“Emotional Labor” is from a short story in progress by Peter Bognanni ’01, who has been a visiting professor in the English Department for several years.
When Mark Thomson studied at Oxford University, he expected hints of Hogwarts. But he never anticipated how much he’d accomplish there.
Each Hour Redeem
The latest book by Professor Daylanne English.
Erin Schultz '14 spent a semester sailing in the Caribbean.
Delia Sie '13
An English major sets out to better understand Chinese culture during study abroad in Kunming.
Language of Adoption
Silka Schreiber ’13 puts her Mandarin skills to the test helping Americans adopt children from China.
An English Major Interns
By doing two publishing internships, Becky Schultz ’13 has helped shape and define her own career goals.
Book Reading by Lara Avery
Legacy Russell ’08 is a writer-artist-curator and creative producer who’s actively building an impressive body of work in each of those roles. The lifestyle Web site refinery29. com recently named her one of “The Ten Most Inspiring Young Artists in New York City Right Now.”
Latino Poetry Now Reading Fall 2012
Macalester College welcomed gifted and dynamic Latino poets, Rigoberto Gonzalez, Xochiquetzal Candelaria, and Lorena Duarte, who read from their work.
Anatomy of a Crime
Within the first 30 minutes of this class, 16 students have already viewed clips from "Psycho," “The Godfather,” and “Silence of the Lambs” to compare the cinematography.
Grandstand - Reborn
A student-run publishing company called Cloud City started last spring at Macalester. This chapbook press was led by Ollie St. John ’12 (Washington, D.C.) and Luke Marcott ’12 (St. Paul), advised by English professors Wang Ping, Peter Bognanni, and James Cihlar, and aided by a team of student editors including Angus McLinn ’12 (Middleton, Wis.) and Nick Arciero ’12 (Mounds View, Minn.).
Just out of college, Lara Avery ’10 will launch her writing career this fall with the publication of her first novel.
A class in this popular literature form forces Mac students to grapple with the big questions.
Twin sister English majors Andrea and Juliet Wilhelmi ’14 created a name for themselves in high school - Mirror Image. Under this title, they made a CD, won songwriting contests and have performed around campus.
Year End Picnic - English
The English Department said farewell to students with a picnic in the Smaill Gallery, Olin-Rice Science Center.
MacSlams Second Place
MacSlams takes second place in national poetry competition.
Scholastic Press to publish novel of longtime writer Anna Waggener ’12 in June.
Poetry Reading: Patricia Smith and Quincy Troupe
Renowned poets Quincy Troupe and Patricia Smith performed on campus.
How Emily Howland ’09 turned a Hispanic studies and English major into an international adventure trip job.
Ecstasy and Apocalypse
In this English course, students are discussing the end of the world and enjoying it.
After falling in love with Austria on a semester study abroad program, Adam Troldahl '09 has decided to make his life there.
Marissa Bianco ’13 waded right into the publishing world with an internship at Minneapolis’s Milkweed Editions.
Mac Slams Poetry
This event featured current and prior Macalester students, as well as special guests Rachel Mckibbens and Mindy Netifee.
Adrian St. Francis ’13 (Sonoma, Calif.), an English and philosophy major, helped design a poetry class. more
Mac DNA - Jeesun Choi
Jeesun Choi '13 talks about her two internships in Minneapolis and her research project with English Professor Nathan Hensley on violence in Victorian novels.more
Interview with Author Charles Baxter '69
Author Charles Baxter ’69 talks here about his most recent book, Gryphon: New and Selected Stories (Pantheon, 2011), which is the common reading for Macalester Reunion 2011. Baxter, who also wrote the National Book Award-nominated novel Feast of Love, is the Edelstein-Keller Professor in Creative Writing at the University of Minnesota. For more information, visit charlesbaxter.com.
Reading at MIA
Native American poet Allison Hedge Coke gave a joint reading with English Professor Wang Ping's ENGL 150 and ENGL 282 creative writing students in the Native American section of the Minneapolis Institute of Arts.
Student journalist Tatiana Craine has covered author Neil Gaiman (Coraline), directors Peter Jackson (The Lord of the Rings) and Jason Reitman (Juno, Up in the Air)—even London Fashion Week. more
Brave New World of English
Those who imagine English classes as solely composed of readings of novels would be startled by some of the exciting outings and guest speakers enjoyed by Macalester English classes this fall. more