Hannah Pearson is an English and American Sign Language double-major preparing to graduate from Clemson this December. An accomplished English student, Pearson’s prose was awarded the English Department Creative Writing Award in the spring of 2019. This award is given to the undergraduate English major in honor of outstanding achievement in fiction writing. … Continue readingRecognizing Student Talent: Hannah Pearson, Winner of the English Department Creative Writing Award (Fiction)
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
“If you don’t do something with writing, you’re wasting your life.” That was a comment Dr. Chelsea Murdock received after writing fanfiction, and it changed her life. From shifting majors from voice to geology to finally English, Dr. Murdock is comfortable with exploring both the technical and creative parts of herself. With the fall of 2019 being her first semester as the new director of the Writing Center at Clemson, the Pearce Center for Professional Communication decided to learn more about Dr. Murdock. We delved into her background and professional past, her role as Writing Center Director and her plans for the future. … Continue readingDr. Chelsea Murdock: Getting To Know The New Writing Center Director
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
Lynn Geyer is a junior from Coventry, Rhode Island. On campus, she is involved in Gamma Sigma Sigma service sorority and TOPSoccer adaptive sports. This week, Geyer shared insight into her experience as an English and Secondary Education double major at Clemson. … Continue readingStudent Spotlight: English and Secondary Education Student, Lynn Geyer
On a sunny Friday afternoon, a few members of The Constellation gathered around a conference table and introduced themselves to each other for the first time since Dr. Andy Lemons and his senior students Hannah Pearson and Katie Solomon organized the group in late spring of 2019. It was Pearson and Solomon who pushed for The Constellation to become a science-fiction publication on campus. For Solomon, she had enjoyed publishing the 2nd edition in Dr. Lemons’ Theories of (Other) World Literature class project so much, that she saw the project manifesting into something bigger. With hopes of working in the publishing industry after graduation, she wanted to get publishing experience while also working in the realms of sci-fi, and with the fun people they attracted. … Continue readingReality is Weird: Exploring The Constellation, Clemson’s New Science-Fiction Publication
Meet Sarah Watkins: Sarah is studying to get her Master of Arts in English. She is the President of the Clemson Longsword Guild — a club where she studies historical european martial arts and connects with the history of 14th-century sword fighting.
Her dad was in the United States Navy so she moved constantly, sometimes claiming the Golden State as her home. … Continue readingGraduate Student Profile: Sarah Watkins