Literature

Literature includes the study of English, Literature, and book/movie reviews.

Banned Books: Symbols of Positive Ideological Shifts

As literature lovers, it is our instinctual response to regard Banned Books Week with a modicum of solemn reflection; a week when we think about the thousands of people unable to enrich their literary lives with profound works like Animal … Continue reading

Announcing Our 2017 Common Reader

Shannin Schroeder 2017 Convention Chair Make sure to carve some time out of your summer reading schedule for our 2017 Common Reader, Megan Mayhew Bergman’s short story collection Almost Famous Women, which details the colorful lives of these intrepid women. … Continue reading

What To Do With An English Major: Library of Congress Internship

Emily Spangler Associate Student Representative, Eastern Region, 2015-2016 Alpha Gamma Kappa Chapter Shepherd University, Shepherdstown, WV People always assume I, as an English major, want to teach, and they always are so unapologetically wrong. An English major offers countless paths … Continue reading

Family Holiday Conversations on Why I Write

Kelly Kramer Zeta Tau Chapter Liberty University, Lynchburg, VA It’s Thanksgiving. If I’m lucky, I’m being interviewed by well-meaning family members; if not, it’s my college roommate’s family. Regardless, when they hear I’m an English major, they want to know … Continue reading

Banned Books Week: Celebrating with Literature

Amber Jurgensen Southern Region Student Representative Rho Gamma Chapter Louisiana Tech University, Ruston, LA As another school year begins and students file into classrooms, many instructors look forward to using classic and modern literature to educate, entertain, and foster discussion. … Continue reading