Greetings, Undergrounders! Welcome back. We hope you’ve had a happy and safe holiday season and a pleasing respite from the rigors of academia. Amid the flurries of snow is a flurry of activity as the quarter gets underway. Here are the happenings!
You’ll see an influx of posts regarding calls for papers and submissions for a variety of writing contests and seminars, most of which are undergraduate-specific. We try to alert you all to these as they are a great way to add to your CV/resume, prepare for possible graduate study, PLUS, many of these deadlines are in January and February–the coldest time of year here in Chiberia. Take advantage of little reason to venture outside and get your work and words out there!
The last day to add courses is coming fast: Friday, January 9th. If you are still shopping around, please be sure to see the Winter Quarter English Undergraduate course listings here. A number of fantastic and interesting courses are waiting for you.
The Winter Quarter Book Club’s discussion of George R.R. Martin’s A Game of Thrones will be held Wednesday, January 14th at 6pm in Richardson 400. There will be snacks, of course, and the discussion will be led by Professors Anne Bartlett and Rebecca Johns-Trissler.
A few prize pieces of featured Autumn Quarter student writing are now available for your reading pleasure on the Student Writing page and in individual posts. Remember, we are proud and pleased to feature the work of English majors and minors here at the Underground but we need your submissions to make it all work.
Please join the Department of English in welcoming Professor Francesca Royster, Ph.D., to her new role as Department Chair and wishing Professor Lucy Rinehart, Ph.D., best of luck in her new role as Interim Dean of the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences! It’s pretty neat to have an English Department person at the helm of the good ship CLA&S and Prof. Royster will surely be great as Chair.
That’s about all for now, everyone. Have a great start to the quarter!