Tag Archives: English

Creating a Poetry Chapbook

This week’s post is brought to you by Claire Gittins, a second year student in English Language and Literature. Her first chapbook, The First Sailors Used the Stars to Navigate, will be coming out soon. It includes “haikus describing the truth … Continue reading

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Poet-scholar explores communication through visual art and writing

Poet and scholar Eric Schmaltz took full advantage of his time at Brock to explore the world of words and images. “In many ways, Brock is where I began to orient myself as a poet-scholar,” says Schmaltz (BA ’11, MA … Continue reading

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Studying James Joyce in Italy

Brock MA students Monica Sousa and Jerika Sanderson have returned from a week of summer school— in Italy. The two students were among this year’s participants in the annual Trieste Joyce School, held in the university town of Trieste in … Continue reading

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English prof appointed new Associate Dean in the Faculty of Humanities

In her new role as Associate Dean, Undergraduate Student Affairs and Curriculum in the Faculty of Humanities, Professor Neta Gordon looks forward to supporting students and programs. “The first-year space is often a difficult one to negotiate, especially for students who are … Continue reading

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English student Rebecca Alcock becomes Brock’s 100,000th grad

English Language and Literature student Rebecca Alcock became Brock’s 100,000th graduate at Spring Convocation on Friday, June 8. Read all about it in the Brock News and see our photos on Facebook!

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Finding Value in Being Vulnerable: A Q&A with English grad Lydia Collins

Entering Brock as a student of the Faculty of Humanities can seem like a daunting and overwhelming thought. Though Brock offers specialties in a particular discipline within the humanities, there are so many facets and avenues that each discipline can take you and your learning. I had the chance to speak with Lydia Collins, a recent graduate of the English Language and Literature program. Lydia is a writer, ambassador, advocate, and most importantly, a student who still enjoys learning. We had the chance to talk about her experiences as an undergraduate student, and how important it is to allow yourself to be vulnerable in the pursuit to create authentic and empowering pieces of work. Continue reading

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Responding to politics with poetry

Casey Lawrence is using the power of words to make the world a better place. Lawrence, who has just completed her English BA and is embarking on an MA, has just released a co-edited anthology of poetry and short prose … Continue reading

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Student Spotlight: Elizabeth Pereira experiences the meaning of ‘ensemble’

This week’s entry is a throw-back to the excellent performance of Gormenghast by Brock drama students and faculty last fall at the Marilyn I. Walker Theatre. The play tells the bizarre and twisted story of the dysfunctional House of Groan … Continue reading

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The human in humanities

Congratulations to Jamie Lupia, the winner of our first-ever Instagram contest! Jamie is a combined English and Labour Studies major. Our judge chose her image and thoughtful words about the nature of humanities to win a cozy Brock sweatshirt. Thank … Continue reading

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Clarisa Morales: Literature Across the Pond

This week’s Student Spotlight is written by Clarisa Morales, a fourth-year English Language and Literature and Concurrent Education student. Last year, Clarisa spent a semester studying at Keele University as part of her Brock degree. If you’re interested in overseas study … Continue reading

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