English and Modern Languages
Here’s how students get to know us and we get to know them:
- First-Year Composition Classes
- Foreign Language Classes and Activities
- Creative Writing, Literature, and Other Upper-Division Classes
- Affiliated Programs (Appalachian Studies, Journalism, Gender and Women’s Studies)
Does the coming winter weather have you already dreaming about beaches and sunshine? Consider joining Dr. Denis Berenschot on the Spanish program’s next study abroad trip to Cuba (May 12th – 29th, 2019). Participants can earn credit for Spanish, History, and/or Social Work, all on the same trip! Anyone interested in the study abroad trip to Cuba should take a look at this brochure and then contact Dr. Berenschot (firstname.lastname@example.org or 240 367-2424).
On Friday, October 26th, the Department of English and Modern Languages, in collaboration with the Shepherdstown Film Society, will host a screening of Bride of Frankenstein (directed by James Whale, 1935). This event is part of the commemoration of the 200th anniversary of the publication of Mary Shelley’s classic novel, Frankenstein. The screening will begin at 7:00 p.m., and it will be held in Reynolds Hall. Dr. James Pate, Assistant Professor of English, will lead a discussion of the film as well. The event is open to the public, and admission is free.
On Saturday, September 15th, six Shepherd students presented their scholarly papers at the Second Discovering the Humanities at Hood College in Frederick, Maryland. The students who made presentations were Claudia McCarron, Jessica Perez, Elisha Pidcock, Alexandra Rowe, Lilli Sutton, and Claire Tryon. Lilli Sutton was awarded best presentation for her delivery of her paper entitled “Whitman’s Birds: Vessels of Tragic Awareness and Personal Voice.” Congratulations, nevertheless, to all our students!
On Friday, October 12th, Shepherd University’s chapter of Sigma Tau Delta, the international English honor society, will be hosting its third annual poetry festival. The event will take place at 6:00 p.m. in Storer Ballroom. Local high school students are eagerly invited to attend. There will be several activities, including a “bad poetry” competition. Work and Days by Tess Taylor, the Sigma Tau Delta common reading selection for the 2019 conference will also be highlighted during the evening. For more information, contact Dr. Heidi Hanrahan (email@example.com).