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 (Gender and Women’s Studies)
On Tuesday, October 22nd, from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m., Dr. Betty Ellzey and The Rude Mechanicals Medieval and Renaissance Players will offer a sneak peak into this semester’s production of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream. The preview and a presentation by Dr. Ellzey will be held in the Scarborough Library Reading Room. A dessert reception will follow. The event is part of The Scarborough Society Art and Lecture Series.
The Rude Mechanicals Medieval and Renaissance Players present William Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream November 1st – 10th. Performances are Friday, November 1st, at 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, November 2nd, at 7:30 p.m.; Sunday, November 3rd, at 3:00 p.m.; Thursday, November 7th, at 8:30 p.m.; Friday, November 8th, at 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, November 9th, at 7:30 p.m.; and Sunday, November 10th, at 3:00 p.m. General admission is $10; Shepherd University students, faculty, and staff get in for free; admission for other students is $2. Tickets will be available for purchase at the door. For more information, contact Dr. Betty Ellzey (304-876-5208, email@example.com).
On September 21st, four Shepherd students/recent graduates—Gabrielle Hersey (2019 graduate), Claudia McCarron (2019 graduate), Linnea Meyer, and Caitlyn Sheets—led a roundtable presentation entitled “Nineteenth-Century Women Writers at Work” at the Sigma Tau Delta Regional Conference hosted by Mount St. Mary’s College. Dr. Indrani Mitra, Professor of English at Mount St. Mary’s, emailed us to let us know that she was “very impressed by the quality of their research and their articulate presentations.” She added, “Their personal and passionate engagement with the material made their presentations especially enjoyable. Thank you for sending this impressive team of young women to the conference.” And thanks to Caitlyn, Claudia, Gabby, and Linnea for making us all look so good!