Call for Papers: West Virginia Undergraduate English Symposium

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The Department of Humanities at West Liberty University will be hosting the annual West Virginia Undergraduate English Symposium on March 19, 2016. Chairpersons Dr. Steve Criniti and Dr. Angela Rehbein are currently accepting submissions. This is an excellent professionalization opportunity for students, not to mention that cash awards will be given for the top two […]

Professor Speaking at Comic-Con

Dr. Wally Hastings will be participating in a panel discussion of comics and popular culture during World War II at the Wizard World Comic-Con in Pittsburgh. The panel was organized by former Marvel employee Danny Fingeroth, who has written several scholarly pieces about comics. The Dr. Hastings and the panel will present at 5 p.m. […]

2014 Exquisite Corpse

On Friday, November 7th, the Omicron Nu chapter of Sigma Tau Delta held an exquisite corpse story-writing event in the College Union. The West Liberty University campus community was invited to stop by and add a line to the story. The catch was that the person adding the line could not read any part of […]

Professor and Alum Discuss Graphic Narratives

Interim chair Dr. Jeremy Larance joined WLU Humanities graduate Dr. Matthew Smith on the October 24th edition of WLU-TV 14’s show Your Town. Their segment starts at about 9:25, and they discuss comics, WLU’s unique Graphic Narrative degree program and this year’s WVACET conference. Check it out:

Student Presents Work

Anna Cipoletti, English major and philosophy minor, recently presented her work at the 22nd Annual West Virginia Undergraduate Literary Symposium held at Concord University. Her paper, entitled “E. M. Forster’s Maurice and Genre Creation” explores Forster’s novel in relation to the bildungsroman literary genre.

Hughes Lecture Series Presents Kelcey Parker

The Hughes Lecture Series is proud to present author Kelcey Parker.  Parker is the author of Liliane’s Balcony (Rose Metal Press), a novella set at Frank Lloyd Wright’s Fallingwater. Her story collection, For Sale by Owner (Kore Press), won the 2011 Next Generation Indie Book Award in Short Fiction and was a finalist for the […]

Philosophy Class Examines Existential Literature and Film

The philosophical tradition of existentialism is often associated with loneliness or despair, yet many existential philosophers examine the human condition in order to reveal the possibility of a more authentic existence. In the fall semester, the students of Philosophy 406 examined some well-known existential philosophers, such as Kierkegaard, Nietzsche, and Sartre. This spring, the students […]

Summer Reading Suggestions

Wondering what to read this summer? Here are some suggestions from our students and faculty: Dr. Hastings, department chairperson: Beauty Queens by Libba Bray Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance by Robert M. Pirsig On the Road by Jack Kerouac Even Cowgirls Get the Blues by Tom Robbins Dr. Criniti, English faculty member Never […]

English Majors Receive Honors

Several of our English majors received honors at this year’s Honors Convocation. Ashley Zago, Francesca Miller, and Betsy Francis all received Academic Excellence Awards. Miss Miller also received the Jack Hattman English Liberal Arts Major of the Year Award, and Miss Francis was honored with the English Education Major of the Year Award. Having graduated, […]