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October 2016

Meet the Editors

Ava Bindas '17

In this year’s inaugural issue of The Words, it is my pleasure to introduce the new editorial squad – Zeena Fuleihan, Hank Hietala, Liz Hallgren, and myself, Ava Bindas. We are all new to newsletter editing this year, but what we lack in web publishing experience we make up for in love and zeal for Macalester English. ...READ MORE
New English Department FYC: A Ghastly Affair?
Liz Hallgren '17 

In a semester that is bound to excite, and maybe even frighten, Professor Andrea Kaston Tange’s first year course (or FYC), “Studies in Literature: Ghosts of the Victorians,” delves into ghost stories from the period that made them famous: the Victorian era. Teaching the ghost story genre for the first time ever at Macalester, and taking on her first FYC, Professor Kaston Tange promises a unique experience for her students....READ MORE

Introducing New Academic Insight: Amy Elkins

Zeena Fuleihan '18 

Following up on last semester’s introduction to our new Assistant Professor of 20th and 21st Century Literature, The Words would like to extend a warm welcome to Amy Elkins. This semester, Professor Elkins teaches “The Novel: On Beauty” and “The Politics of Place: Twentieth-Century British Literature.” Back when the English Department...READ MORE

Summer Reading, Happened So Fast

Hank Hietala '17

Summer is the season of reading. The sunlight lasts longer, the work-days grow shorter and, above all, there are no pesky papers to write or articles to skim. To fill this intellectual void, many Macalester English students napped heroically and played Snapchat tag. ...READ MORE

English Department Events
Save the date: Halloween Treat Night is October 26th!

Come to the second floor of Old Main to celebrate Halloween Treat Night with the English Department! Beginning at 4:30pm, there will be spooky treats and activities for all. Costumes are encouraged, especially literary costumes. See you there!
Newsletter Staff
Senior Editor
   Ava Bindas '17
Associate Editors
   Zeena Fuleihan '18
   Liz Hallgren '17 
   Hank Hietala '17

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