Panicking about the future? Want to explore your future career options? Dr. Jonathan Beecher Field is here to help. The English department has created a new position designated for English majors who would like to help with preparing for life after graduation. Previously an informal position taken up by many of the faculty, the English department hopes to formalize it in order to assuage the anxiety around entering the job search or applying to grad schools. … Continue readingClemson’s New Post-BA Advisor: Helping Students Prepare for Life After Graduation
Sydney Adams is a senior English and philosophy major from Conway, S.C. As a soon to be graduating Senior, Adams shared her experience as an English major at Clemson, and how her experience impacted her time here on campus. … Continue readingDouble Major Spotlight: Senior English and Philosophy Student, Sydney Adams
So you want to go to graduate school but you don’t know where to start. Look no further! We have information from Dr. William Stockton, Director of Graduate Studies, and current graduate student, Allison Daniels, to give you tips on the application process. … Continue readingSo You Want to Apply to Grad School?
Nicole Grumbos is a senior English major who transferred from Greenville Tech into the Clemson English program. Typically, when you think about transfer students, including the Bridge program, one could imagine them moving into a more “common or practical” major such as business, health science or even engineering considering Clemson’s program notoriety. Instead, Nicole has bravely identified the values and practicality in an English major that is often seen as otherwise. Therefore, Nicole’s journey can give a unique and valuable perspective to the Clemson English experience. … Continue readingFresh Insight into the Clemson English Experience: Perspective from a Technical College Transfer Student
The Clemson English Department offers a wide range of courses.The department has courses in Shakespeare, technical writing, and writing workshops including one of its most unique classes, fiction workshop. We sat down with Nic Brown, one of the department’s workshop professors, and a few of his current students to find out more about the fiction workshop. … Continue readingFiction Workshop
With her 13 years of service as Director of Clemson’s first-year Composition program, Dr. Haynes has had monumental impact upon the entire university and its students. Last year, Dr. Susanna Ashton nominated her for The Thomas Green Clemson Award, an award that recognizes a faculty or staff member for exemplary contributions to the university. … Continue readingTalking with Dr. Cynthia Haynes
Gabrielle Nugent recently received her MA in English Literature from Clemson University. Prior to attending graduate school, she worked in the publishing industry in New York City at places such as The New Yorker magazine, the independent book publisher, Grove/Atlantic, and the Aragi literary agency. Her research interests include twentieth- and twenty-first century fiction and poetry, ecocriticism, political philosophy, postcolonial studies, and comparative literature. Gabrielle grew up along the New Jersey coast but has enjoyed living in both South Carolina and New York in recent years. … Continue readingThe 2018-2019 Fred W. Shilstone Memorial Award Winner
The summer between my freshman and sophomore year of college, I switched my major from Language and International Health to English. I had struggled a lot in my science classes the past year, crying over chemistry problems and flipping mindlessly through biology flashcards. Despite knowing I was much more passionate about reading and writing, I felt pressured to force myself through classes for which I had little aptitude in order to work my way towards a respectable career. … Continue readingWhy Your Liberal Arts Degree Matters