by Patrick Coy-Bjork ’24

Headshot of Professor Coral Lumbley

We are thrilled to welcome Assistant Professor Coral Lumbley (she/they) to the Macalester English Department as our new medieval specialist! Coming most recently from New York University, Professor Lumbley has focused their research in medieval cross-cultural studies, race in the premodern world, premodern trans/gender studies, ecocritical and environmental studies, and Welsh and Arthurian literature. Read more about Coral’s work here…

A Conversation with Miriam Moore-Keish

by Zoe Roos Scheuerman ’24

Miriam Moore-Keish reads Clearance Philosophy with her dog.

For many English Department students, studying at Mac is only one stage in their bookworm-y journey. Graduation, while potentially intimidating, can also be the start of a new stage in that journey. For Miriam Moore-Keish ‘19, post-graduation plans have included publishing her poetry! To celebrate the publication of her newest chapbook, Clearance Philosophy, the staff of The Words interviewed Miriam about her experience with her most recent work!  Learn more about Miriam here…

English Student Orgs

by Anna Šverclová ’23

Zoe with a copy of the Hegemonocle

After a lively 2022 org fair, we in the English department thought it might be a good idea to spotlight some of Macalester’s english-y writing/literary organizations right here in the newsletter. We reached out to six student orgs to hand-deliver their blurbs right to your inbox: Hear more about the orgs here…

English Department Fall Luncheon

Chloë Moore ’24

Jan with food truck staff at the Fall Luncheon

On Thursday, September 15th, students and faculty of the English Department gathered on the Leonard Center Portico for our annual Fall Luncheon. Delicious food was provided by Sambusa Express, and our student workers came together to staff the event. English majors, minors, faculty, staff, and friends of the department gathered on the grass and under the tents for food and conversation. See our luncheon photos here…