Words Unbound: Reading Globally

The PSU Canon is back! Except that, given PSU English’s commitment to Rethinking literature and blowing up the Western canon, we’re renaming this official blog The Ellen Reeder in honor of Ellen Reed. Check out this wealth of Iranian Writers curated by Niloufar Talebi, author, literary translator, interdisciplinary artist, producer, and teaching lecturer at PSU. Talebi most frequently teaches Writing...

Spring 2018 Cluster Composition Publications

Wondering how PSU’s new cluster model can revamp courses to be more interdisciplinary and innovative? Check out this round of Professor Taylore Aussiker’s Cluster Composition digital magazines! These student-created, semester-long projects integrate graphic design and publishing components into the discipline-wide required course Composition, effectively giving students the chance to build technical skills while becoming proficient writers. Check out the Spring...

Table Talk: Are Video Games Worth Scholarly Study?

Join Plymouth State University students Jessica, Emily, Peter, and Nick in a discussion on video games in art, academia, and culture! Listen to some of PSU’s best and brightest tackle the topic of video games as a podcast on The Canon’s Soundcloud or watch the video below! [soundcloud url=”https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/414329133″ params=”color=#ff5500&auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false&show_teaser=true” width=”100%” height=”166″ iframe=”true” /] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uAMZnjzPKTw

Upcoming Professional Development Opportunities: March-April

Nervous about graduation? Feel like you need to develop your professional image? Come join in on the career development opportunities coming this March and April! These opportunities are perfect for English majors who wish to step into professional careers after graduation, or for those looking to improve their professional persona. Senior Professional Dinner Thursday, March 29, 6:00pm-8:00pm Merrill Place Conference...

PSU Student Works: Shayla Locke’s YA Novel “Rise From the Ashes”

This fall, Plymouth State University offered a Special Topics in Writing course on Young Adult Fiction. This writing-intensive class, held by Professor Joseph Monninger (a veteran YA novelist), had students work on a singular, novel-length piece of YA fiction throughout the entire course. Senior English major Shayla Locke was one of the students who dipped their toes into writing for young...

PSU’s Cluster Composition Class Makes Digital Magazines

During the Fall 2017 semester, Professor Taylore Aussiker’s Composition class published several digital magazines to show that communication is not just textual, but also visual. The digital magazine publication assignment went hand in hand with the new Cluster Composition model, which was recently rolled out by Plymouth State University. These cluster classes aim to take a required course, Composition, and...