English and Philosophy

Student writing on the quad in the fall

Course Booklet - Offerings for 2017


Friday, July 21, 5-7 pm: Launch Party for Rendezvous: The State of the Humanities, College Market, 604 So. 8th, Pocatello. Light refreshments and drinks.

Thursday, July 27, 6:30 pm: Montana Shakespeare in the Parks production of “You Never Can Tell” by George Bernard Shaw, on the ISU Quad. Department of English and Philosophy is one of the sponsors of this event.

Friday, July 28, 6:30 pm: Montana Shakespeare in the Parks production of Shakespeare's “Macbeth," on the ISU Quad. Department of English and Philosophy is one of the sponsors of this event.

Thursday, September 21st: Visiting Writer Christian Winn will be visiting us as part of the Idaho's Writer-in-Residence program and will be giving a reading/presentation. 5:30-6:30 pm, Location TBA

Tuesday, October 17th: Professor Kate Mcpherson, Professor of English at Utah Valley State University will be presenting a talk "Crowd-Sourced Digital Projects".  2:30-3:30 pm in LA 256


Matt VanWinkle, Assistant Professor of English, has had his article, "That Smileless Mouth of Him: Humor and the Malice of Delay in Dracula," accepted for publication in this year's Journal of Dracula Studies.

Jessica Winston, Professor of English and Chair of History, gave a keynote address on "Gorboduc Now! The First English Tragedy in Modern Print and Performance" at the Territory, Politics, and Performance Conference, in Newcastle, England, in late June. While in England, Dr. Winston also did research in the archives of the Globe Theatre in London (and took in several plays, both Shakespeare and non-).

Catherine Becker, doctoral student in English and the Teaching of English, has been hired as a tenure-track faculty member at Northwest Nazarene University, with responsibility for the Writing Center and first-year writing. Becker has also had a chapter published in Divine Horror, an interdisciplinary collection of essays on the intersection between the sacred and the supernatural in pop-culture film. The chapter is titled "Binary Opposition, Subversion, and Liminality in Francis Lawrence's Constantine."

Brian Attebery, Professor of English and Director of Graduate Studies in English, has been invited to the the keynote speaker at the international conference on fantastic literature which will be held in Brno, Czech Republic, April 18-20, 2018. Theme of the conference is Fantasy and Myth in the Anthropocene.

Corinna Barrett Percy, Ph.D. candidate, has just had her article "Reformers, Racism, and Patriarchy in Maria Amparo Ruiz de Burton's The Squatter and the Don" published in The Explicator 75.2 (2017): 112-117.

Matt Levay, Assistant Professor of English, has had the latest of his annual essays on modernist criticism for the Year’s Work in English Studies published, available online at:https://academic.oup.com/ywes/article/doi/10.1093/ywes/max016/3831322/Modern-Literature

Helen E. Burton (Helen Keezer), M.A.1989, has written Shakespeare's True Love, available on Amazon. Burton was an English adjunct and English AP and dual-enrollment teacher at Century High School before her retirement. She was a 2008 Fulbright teacher in Bulgaria.

Elise Barker, Ph.D. 2014, has had her article and photography featured in "Chubbuck: On the Cusp of Change" in the June issue of IDAHO Magazine. It is part of IDAHO Magazine's "Spotlight City" series.



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