Drone attacks in Pakistan

Having read a bit about what it feels like to have the threat of an air-war on your head, this article might seem a bit more real than before:http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-india-19714959


Upcoming Events for English majors


Short-Term Study Abroad Info Session: Spring 2013, The England of Elizabeth and Shakespeare

TOMORROW, Tuesday, September 18th, 1:00 – 2:00 PM, 311 Denney Hall

Come hear English Professor Chris Highley talk about his Spring 2013 English 4400: Literary Locations course, which will include a trip to London and Stratford-Upon-Avon over the Spring Break period. Find out if this course and short-term study abroad experience are of interest to you! Ask questions and find out how to apply for this study abroad program. The deadline to apply is November 1, 2012. Students who enroll in Professor Highley’s Spring 2013 English 4400 course will learn about the lives, writings, and representations of Elizabeth I and Shakespeare (earning 3 credit hours of English 4400). Over the Spring Break, students will travel to London and Stratford-Upon-Avon with Professor Highley, where they will visit the Globe Theatre and museum, Westminster Abbey, the National Portrait Gallery, and much, much more. Students will receive additional course credits for their trip abroad. 


Senior English Majors! Job Hunt Workshop!

THIS WEDNESDAY September 19th, 5:30 – 7:00 PM, 311 Denney Hall

Are you an English Major graduating this Fall 2012, Spring 2013, or Summer 2013? Have you started thinking about the process of finding a job? Do you know what you’re looking for and how to find it? Got questions? Come to this workshop for senior English majors and learn about the job hunt process—what kinds of jobs to look at, where to look, how to know if you’re qualified, etc. We’ll also have some recent grads on hand to talk about their experiences and to give you tips on keeping the process as stress-free as possible. Please send Ruth Friedman, English Undergraduate Studies Manager, a quick email at friedman.194@osu.edu letting her know you plan to attend.


Internship Workshop for All English Majors

Wednesday, September 26th, 5:30 – 7:00 PM, 311 Denney Hall

All English majors and other interested students are encouraged to attend this Internship Workshop. In addition to talking about the importance of internships to English majors and their post-graduation career plans, we will discuss how to find an internship, how to prepare cover letters and resumes, how to approach organizations that don’t have internship positions posted, how to prepare for your internship interview, and how you can receive credit for  your internship. Please send Ruth Friedman, English Undergraduate Studies Manager, a quick email atfriedman.194@osu.edu if you plan to attend.


English Dept Greenwich Summer Study Abroad Program: Info Session for Summer 2013 Program

Friday, September 28th, Presentation Times: 10:00 AM and 1:00 PM, 311 Denney Hall

Would you like to spend six weeks of Summer 2013 living in Greenwich, a borough of London located on the River Thames, and taking a course titled “The Literature of London”? Come to this info session to find out more about this exciting program and how to apply! You’ll also get information on scholarships to support this study abroad experience! Participants in the 2013 Greenwich Summer Program will earn 9 semester hours of upper-level credit from the OSU Department of English and will spend their mornings engaged in discussions about and listening to lectures on the literature of London and their afternoons touring exciting and important literary and cultural spots around London. Evenings and weekends are available to the students for their own explorations and travel. The application deadline for the 2013 summer program is February 1, 2013.


BEAM Program

The B.E.A.M. (Buckeye English Alumni Mentoring) Program is a new initiative designed to connect Columbus campus English and English Pre-Education majors with OSU English alumni living and working around the world. Developed by English Professor Koritha Mitchell in collaboration with the Department of English’s Communications, Outreach, and Development Committee, the program pairs current English and English Pre-Education majors at all stages of their undergraduate careers with alumni willing to serve as mentors, role models, and resources for at least one year. Participating alumni are matched with one student annually, unless otherwise requested, and are expected to contact their mentees on a monthly basis. Communication between mentors and mentees can take place in person, by phone, or via e-mail, enabling alumni from across the globe to stay actively involved in the program and the larger departmental community. If you are a current English or English Pre-Education major and are interested in participating as a mentee in the B.E.A.M. program, contact Ruth Friedman at friedman.194@osu.edu.