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Appetizers and Alums:
Conversations with English Faculty and Grads

Kevin Xiong '16

Blueberries, crackers, meatballs, and cheese. Laughter filtering through the air. On February 24th, English majors and Twin Cities alumni mingled for over an hour in Weyerhauser Boardroom, discussing life after college... READ MORE
A Midsummer Night's Dream

Amanda Zimmerman '16

In English classes we spend a lot of time reading, but nothing is quite like seeing Shakespeare’s words come to life on stage. On March 1st, a group of English students traveled to the Guthrie Theater to watch A Midsummer Night’s Dream...READ MORE

Allison Dobscha '15

You may soon spot Macalester English majors sporting t-shirts with an unusual design: an origami armadillo drawn in plain white lines. For Macalester English alum Adrian St. Francis ’13 and his brother Theo, the illustration is more than just an interesting graphic...
DeWitt Wallace Professor of English James Dawes on Evil and the Everyday

Zoya Haroon '15

It felt slightly surreal to be drinking beer and accepting hor d'oeuvres after attending James Dawes’s inaugural lecture as DeWitt Wallace Professor of English. Half an hour earlier, the audience was silent as Professor Dawes recounted first-hand accounts of terrible atrocities of war...READ MORE

Aparna Mazumdar '16

For this month's Wordplay, we have two poems by Carter D’Angelo ‘17 and Rachel Rostad ‘15...
Nick Adams Story Contest Finalists

Josh Weiner '16

The Macalester English Department proudly announces its three finalists for the ACM Nick Adams Short Story Contest: Emma Brooke-Davidson '15, Rachel Rostad '15, and Kevin Xiong '16...READ MORE
Exciting New Faculty Hire:

The English Department is happy to announce the hire of Andrea Kaston-Tange, Professor of 19th Century British Literature. Professor Tange will join the Macalester faculty in fall 2015.
English Department Events
Friday March 6th: 
ACTC Majors Conference. 1:30-7:00 at University of St. Thomas.

Tuesday April 7th:
Reading by Leslie Jamison, author of The Gin Closet and the New York Times best seller The Empathy Games.

7:00 PM. Weyerhauser Boardroom. Reception to follow.

Newsletter Staff

Senior Editor
   Allison Dobscha '15
Associate Editors
   Zoya Haroon '15
   Aparna Mazumdar '16
   Josh Weiner '16
   Kevin Kiong '16
   Amanda Zimmerman '16
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