A recording of the 2021 Svaglic Chair Fall Lecture, delivered by Daniel Balderston and Celeste Martin, is now available on Panopto with LUC credentials.VIEW
Announcing the Svaglic Chair Fall 2021 Lecture
"Typographic Transcriptions: Representing Jorge Luis Borges’s Manuscripts" will be presented by Daniel Balderston (University of Pittsburgh) and María Celeste Martín (Emily Carr University of Art + Design).
Lowell Wyse, PhD 2018, published by University of Iowa Press
"Ecospatiality: A Place-Based Approach to American Literature," praised as "a tour de force of literary cartography," is based on his dissertation written at Loyola. DETAILS
Graduate candidates and faculty hold “Meeting Grounds,” a critical workshop and symposium
The two-day event fostered dialogue among an international audience during a critical workshop on Friday, April 23, as well as a symposium on Saturday, April 24. LEARN MORE
Meeting Grounds: Mutual Ethics and Action in Animal Studies, Ecocriticism, and Posthumanism
Join us Saturday, April 24th for this virtual symposium, sponsored by the Svaglic Chair of Textual Studies and the Center for Textual Studies and Digital Humanities. DETAILS
Lydia Craig has been awarded Best Paper in the Humanities at the 14th Annual GSAC Graduate Student Research Symposium for “Library Lane: Digitally Discovering A Lost American Impressionist Painting.” The paper and presentation document her investigation into the origins of a painting found on the curb using textual studies methods and digital resources. READ
On Wednesday, March 24, the English Graduate Student Association (EGSA) will host their annual Research Symposium. Please join the department virtually at 3:45 pm to support Abby Palmisano and Joe Hansen as they present their research and field questions from the audience.DETAILS
MSA 2021 in Chicago, to be held November 4–7, aims to commemorate the Great Migration, which brought hundreds of thousands of African Americans to the city to escape racist violence in the Jim Crow South. Participants are invited to understand migration as a capacious term, enabling new conversations about the Great Migration, migration from abroad, the current global migration crisis, and the impact of these demographic movements on modernist innovation in literature, drama, music, art, architecture, and design in the twentieth- and twentieth-first centuries.DETAILS
This talk explores in what ways we can advance the conversation about race in the early modern period at this moment both in the United States and the world at large. It will argue that the range of ideologies and practices about racial difference in the early modern world alert us against oversimplifying our understanding of racial ideologies and their complicated global histories.
Dr. Le-Khac was interviewed in The Economist about his recent research on pervasive shifts from abstract to concrete language in 19th-century British novels. The piece contextualizes this research, an analysis of thousands of novels from this time period, as part of the rapid growth and significance of digital humanities as a field.
How did the Black Death impact people’s daily lives? From 1340-1380, Pepo Albizi kept a ledger and memorial book, recording business affairs, accounts of events, personal and family matters, including details of his three weddings, a list of his legitimate and illegitimate children, and a register of family members who died in the black death of 1348. The diary provides an unprecedented glimpse into the life of a medieval merchant during the time of a pandemic and tells us a story of survival and of overcoming a tragic personal and public event. This talk, by Isabella Magni, will present the initial stages of building a digital edition of the Albizi Memorial book. Click to register and receive the Zoom event link. Date: Wednesday, October 28, 2020, 2pm - 3pm CST.
Lydia Craig's interest in Facebook memes made from spurious Dickens quotes inspired her article, "What Charles Dickens Never Said: Verifying Internet 'Quotes' and Accessing the Works with Online Resources," published in the latest Dickens Quarterly.READ MORE
Dr. Seth Perlow will be speaking on computerized methods for literary handwriting analysis Wednesday, September 23rd, in a talk co-sponsored by the Svaglic Chair in Textual Studies and the Center for Textual Studies and Digital Humanities, to be delivered via Zoom.REGISTER
Senior English major Sophie Kruger has published a creative nonfiction essay in "Bright Wall/Dark Room," a national online literary magazine. The essay, which considers a personal relationship through analysis of the 1973 movie "The Way We Were," is an example of the hybrid form students learn in ENG 392, Advanced Creative Nonfiction.
Naomi, an English PhD student at Loyola, won the prize at the T.S. Eliot Society Annual Meeting in Atlanta.
Congratulations to Jake Hinkson for winning the Grand Prix de Litterature Policiere for his mystery novel, No Tomorrow!
Jake Hinkson will be heading to France this fall for a book tour, and to attend literary festivals.
The 43rd annual Edward Surtz, S.J. Lecture in the Humanities
The 43rd annual Edward Surtz Lecture in the Humanities will be delivered by Robin Fleming (Boston College), who will speak on migration, cultural identity, and the lives of women and non-elites in a formative period of British history.
New Article from the Man Into Woman Project Team
Congratulations to Prof. Pamela Caughie, Emily Datskou, and Rebecca Parker for the publication of “Storm Clouds on the Horizon: Feminist Ontologies and the Problem of Gender.”
Congratulations to our newest PhDs!
Congratulations to Dr. Stephanie Kucsera, Dr. Anna Ullmann, Dr. Brandiann Molby, and Dr. Brett Beasley (not pictured).
Transformative Digital Humanities Conference: Feminist Interventions in Structure, Representation, and Practice
The English Department invites you to join us on March 23, 9:00am - 5:30pm on the Information Commons 4th Floor.
Nadine Kenney-Johnstone's book, Of This Much I'm Sure, was published last April and won in the category of Indie Nonfiction.
Congratulations to the winners of the 2017 Stanley Clayes Memorial Essay Competition!
Mary Lutze (pictured) won 1st place for her essay "Advancing Accessibility: The 'Radical Deaf Theatre' of Aaron Sawyer's The Vineyard."
The Complete Prose of T.S. Eliot: The Critical Edition Volume 6
Edited by Loyola Professor David Chinitz, The War Years: 1940–1946 reveals Eliot’s response to the extraordinary pressures of total war. Click the link to view the precis.
Congratulations to Aaron Baker!
Aaron Baker, Assistant Professor of English, is the winner of the 2017 Barry Spacks Poetry Prize.
New Book by Professor Ian Cornelius
Ian Cornelius, Edward Surtz, S.J., Associate Professor of Medieval Literature and Culture, has published a new book, Reconstructing Alliterative Verse: The Pursuit of a Medieval Meter. Click the story for more details.