Author Archives: english

So You Want to be a Writer or Editor?

Our recent graduates pursue a range of professional opportunities. Most recently we have been hearing from former students who are working writers. Whether you choose to pursue the literature or writing option (or both), an English major can lead to professional writing opportunities in both … Continue reading

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English at the 2016 Academic Excellence Conference

Memory, Identity, Meaning: A Memoir Reading Memoir, a subgenre of creative nonfiction, has come to be known as the “fourth genre” of creative writing. In combining true stories with creative narrative techniques, memoir contains both fact and fiction. Writer and theorist … Continue reading

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2016 Battenfeld and Fosher Awards

Heather Cory is the winner of this year’s Battenfeld Award. She is a Senior English major and Film Studies minor from Rochester, New Hampshire. In spring of 2016, she is employed as an intern at the Keene Public Library, in … Continue reading

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2016 Janet Grayson Lecture in Literary Studies

imur’s Theatrical Journey: Or, When did Tamburlaine Become Black?Lecture by Dr. Linda McJannet Wednesday, April 20, 2016  4 p.m. Centennial Hall Alumni Center Keene State College Productions of Christopher Marlowe’s play, Tamburlaine, and historical interpretations of its main character, the … Continue reading

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“A Metaphysician in the Dark”: A Poetry Reading

Featuring the work of Keene State College English faculty Monday, April 18, 2016 4:00 PM Student Center, Room 309 William Doreski ‘s  most recent book of poetry is The Suburbs of Atlantis (2013). He has published three critical studies, including … Continue reading

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The New Hampshire Poet Laureate Collection

The New Hampshire Poet Laureate collection is now available at the Keene State College Archives & Special Collections. The collection contains the papers of four poet laureates: Marie Harris (1999-2004), Patricia Fargnoli (2006-2009), Walter Butts (2009-2013), and Alice Fogel (2013-2018). … Continue reading

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Spring 2016 Student Publications

Caitlyn McCain is blogging at the Huffington Post. Her writing on the HuffPost College blog includes “The Advantage of a Liberal Arts Living Space” and “In Support for Small Schools” as part of her internship at the Keene State College Office … Continue reading

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Randall Horton

The Black Writers at Keene Series presents Randall Horton Thursday, February 11, 2016 at 7pm, Redfern Arts Center,  Alumni Recital Hall. Dr. Horton will read from his new work HOOK, a memoir of  his transformation from a cocaine smuggler, felon and convict to a … Continue reading

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Spring 2016 Shakespeare Events

“AGE CANNOT WITHER ….” WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE AFTER 400 YEARS   “Sonnet and Song” –   Poetry Reading, Shakespeare’s Music, and Reception. February 10th 2016 at 2pm – Marion Wood Reading Room, Mason library “I lov’d my books…” :  Shakespeare in Print. An … Continue reading

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Spring 2016: The Local and the Global in the Middle Ages

We are delighted to announce that the 37th annual Medieval and Renaissance Forum will take place on April 15 and 16, 2016 at Keene State College in Keene, New Hampshire. This year’s keynote speaker is Suzanne Conklin Akbari, Professor of English … Continue reading

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