Earn Funds for Your Chapter Events with a Project Grant

Every year chapters embark on various projects in support of our Society’s mission: encouraging interest in literature and the English language in surrounding communities; promoting all aspects of the discipline of English, including literature, language, and writing; and fostering literacy. … Continue reading

6 Ways to Fund Your Chapter’s Trip to the 2018 Convention

Diane Vanner Steinberg and Felicia Jean Steele have co-sponsored The College of New Jersey‘s Sigma Tau Delta chapter for 11 years, with Diane co-sponsoring it with another faculty member before then. They became serious about fundraising in 2009, after the … Continue reading

Banned Books: Stand Up for What Moves You

There is a secret part of most people that wants to rebel, doing as one sees fit and taking a bite of the forbidden. Some people try to hide it; some people embrace it. But there is one forbidden fruit … Continue reading

How to Get the Most Out of Your Social Media Takeover

Sigma Tau Delta offers an awesome opportunity for members hosting chapter events—a social media takeover. I hosted a Sigma Takeover for my chapter’s annual Christmas party last December, and our chapter really enjoyed the opportunity. It was a great way … Continue reading

An English Major’s Empowering Internship

The call from Better World Books (BWB) came while I was in my hotel room during the Sigma Tau Delta 2017 International English Convention in Louisville, KY. To my disbelief, on the same day as my presentations I was offered … Continue reading

Have You Met Your Extended English Family?

Sigma Tau Delta has long since prided itself with its members’ involvement and community engagement, which they have exemplified over the years. From book drives, to fundraisers, to Banned Books Week, Sigma Tau Delta members from all over the world … Continue reading

Do Literary Classics Still Matter?

Absolutely! The classic canon matters today, yesterday, and tomorrow because it is uniquely positioned to educate, entertain, and inspire. The classics have an extraordinary range, from The Aeneid to Beowulf, Don Quixote to Anna Karenina, and, of course, the works of … Continue reading

4 Steps toward Making a Smooth Transition to Sigma Tau Delta

It’s a wonderful feeling to be part of a close-knit Sigma Kappa Delta (SKD) chapter at community college. However, leaving that safe environment and transferring to university life can be daunting and scary. Although SKD membership is not automatically transferable … Continue reading

“So you want to teach?”: Non-Teaching Careers for English Majors

For many, summer vacation is a time for family. And, as with most family gatherings, the conversation is bound to eventually land on the inevitable question: “What are you going to do with that degree?” As a Communications major, I … Continue reading

Shakespeare CFP: The Journal of the Wooden O

The Journal of the Wooden O is seeking submissions for the 2017 edition of their Shakespearean journal. The rolling deadline for scholarly articles is October 16, 2017. Submissions on all Shakespearean topics are accepted from undergraduate and graduate students, as … Continue reading