English Department

Kwame Dawes to present at Kloefkorn Writers Series

Kwame Dawes, PhD will deliver the spring William C.

Hickman named Exemplary Teacher of the Year

Assistant Professor of English Mary Hickman was awarded the 2022-23 Exemplary Teacher of the Year award at the recent faculty meeting. 

Kloefkorn Writers Series to feature Nebraska author

Timothy Schaffert will deliver the William C. Kloefkorn Nebraska Writers Series lecture at 6 p.m.

Celebrating African American literature

On June 19, 1863, Union Army general Gordon Granger proclaimed freedom for enslaved people in Texas under President Abraham Lincoln's Emancipation

Holder Lecture to address the dynamics facing contemporary nonfiction writers

Douglas Hesse's presentation is entitled “The Creative Coordinates of Contemporary Nonfiction: Matters for Readers and Writers.” Hesse will explore how nonfiction writers draw on their memories and experiences in their work.

International Studies Student Shares Literacy as Oppression Research at Future of Women Conference

Having been an exchange student in Brazil, the junior English and international studies major dreams of exploring other cultures and landscapes. And she isn’t waiting.

Two NWU Students Win Prestigious Fulbright Scholarships

Alison Greenfield of Murray, Neb., and Sam Trofholz of Columbus, Neb., have been awarded the Fulbright Scholarship, the flagship international education exchange program sponsored by the U.S. government.

English Professor Named Exemplary Teacher

“Early in my years as an academic advisor, I began to see

JET Program to Send English, Music Major to Japan

Following his graduation in May, Gregerson will move to Japan where he will spend a year helping primary school instructors teach English.

Freeman-ASIA Award Sends Sophomore to Taiwan to Study Language, Culture

“The moment I walked into my first Chinese class, I knew that it was a language I wanted to stick with,” recalled Nebraska Wesleyan University sophomore Terri Seier.