English Department Events

Class Visit: Robin McLean

By Monica SagerRobin McLean returned to Clark University to speak with Professor Michael Carolan’s “Creative Writing: Advanced Fiction” class and hold a discussion about her most recent fiction novel, which was an instant hit. “They had quite the experience with Robin,” Carolan said. Carolan’s class read McLean’s “Pity the Beast,” which is currently long listed…

Panel Including Dr. Senquiz Discusses “Passing”

By Monica Sager Visiting Assistant Professor Dr. Kourtney Senquiz sat on a panel March 15 as part of Boston College’s screening of Rebecca Hall’s movie “Passing.” The group was invited to a virtual screening March 14 and brought back for the panel discussion the following day. Senquiz, who is currently working on a transcript on…

Students Present on Women in Horror, Importance

By Monica SagerTo kick off the Women in Horror Month celebrations in February, five students presented in a Women in Horror Month Student Panel, in which they discussed different highlights within the genre. Mallory Trainer ’22 discussed video nasties, particularly as past of sexual violence in movie posters. Video nasties is a term popularized by…

Clark University Presents: Women in Horror Month

By Monica SagerIt may not be Halloween season but ghouls, witches, and warlocks are going to hit Clark University’s campus this February as the campus celebrates Women in Horror Month. “It is to celebrate a population of writers and artists that aren’t usually in the forefront,” said Jacqueline Morrill, who teaches interdepartmental/nondepartmental courses (IDND) including…

Sophia Dahlin’s Poetry Readings from Natch and Generative Workshop

By Kira HoustonIn the Higgins lounge on a quiet Autumn evening, students settled into couches with their eyes turned to guest reader and poet Sophia Dahlin. Dahlin visited campus as part of the Clark Poets and Writers Reading Series, an initiative which seeks to foster interdisciplinary dialogues and center minority voices while giving students an…

Regie Gibson’s “Letter and Spirit: The Rants, Chants, and Coos of a Literary Musician”

By Monica Sager Regie Gibson is not just a lecturer at Clark University or the head instructor for the Mass Poetry “Poets in Schools Program.” The widely-loved poet is also a literary performer who has presented across the United States, Cuba, and Europe. Clark students were welcomed to hear Gibson’s poetry April 22 for an…

Professor James Elliot and Retirement

With his retirement close on the horizon, Monica Sager interviews Professor Jay Elliot about his life, career, and future plans.By Monica Sager James Elliott came to Clark University in the fall of 1971. He was hired to teach American literature in the English Department. At the time, James Beard, another professor who Elliott called his…