English

Mallis and her book cover.

Mar 1, 2022 Rikki Rosenthal

Adjunct Professor Frankie Mallis M.A. ‘09 Publishes Fantasy Romance Novel

Adjunct English Professor and Alumna Frankie Mallis M.A. ‘09 self-published her first fantasy romance novel, Daughter of the Drowned Empire, in February.  “I’ve always wanted to write a book; I knew in my heart that was the end goal, but I didn’t get the idea for this book until my junior...

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Jan 4, 2022 Daniel DiPrinzio

Book Chapter by Dr. Varlack and Deja Edwards Accepted to Upcoming Book of Essays, Bodies of Water in African American Fiction & Film

Dr. Christopher Allen Varlack, assistant professor of English at Arcadia University, and Deja Edwards '18, MFA21, MA21, Arcadia alumna and adjunct English instructor, have collaborated on a chapter that will be published in an upcoming book of original scholarly essays, Bodies of Water in African...

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Brigid Whelihan Dec 20, 2021 12:00 am

Crafting Stories for All Ages—and Maybe a Career

I think every English major has been asked the question, “What are you going to do with that degree?” I certainly have heard it at every family gathering. Even my professors who were also once English undergrads ask me what I hope to do after graduation.  I always say that an English degree...

Student in a mask raising their hand in class.

Madison Costigan Oct 28, 2021 3:39 pm

How Zoom Positively Affected In-Person Education

After a grueling few semesters of online school, the return to in-person classes has come. We all had different experiences with Zoom University; you may have struggled to make personal connections with classmates, gone to class in your pajamas, or chosen not to turn your camera on when you just...

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Anthony Carbonetta May 29, 2021 8:00 pm

Teaching With Tunes

With remote learning creating a disconnect in classroom environments, professors and students alike are taking it upon themselves to try new methods of bringing courses together. On the rise is the incorporation of music to further expand on course themes. I’ve had the chance to experience that...

Arcadia University graduate Lashanna Bryant in graduation cap and gown

May 17, 2021 Caitlin Burns

Lashanna Bryant: Dual Bachelor of Arts in English and Media and Communications

Majors and minors: Dual Bachelor of Arts in English and Media and Communications, with a concentrations in creative writing and multimedia publishing. Favorite Arcadia memory: That is a very hard question because there are so many. If I only had to pick one it would probably have to be all the...

Arcadia University student Jared Ellison

Apr 27, 2021 Caitlin Burns

Ellison ’21 Focuses on Mental Health in Black Communities for Internship, Thesis

For his English thesis paper, English and Creative Writing major Jared Ellison ’21 explored the role Black women play in the household and family through a variety of literary characters in a novel by James Baldwin. This includes how these women are considered “the rock” of the family, and need to...

Students at the Sappho Slam

Daijah Patton Apr 25, 2021 8:00 pm

Writers Nerding Out on a Friday Night

Arcadia continues to surprise me with its ability to facilitate and create such amazing events in a virtual setting to keep our community engaged and educated. This time, the Arcadia writing community was summoned. On March 26, the Arcadia Writing Center, Sigma Tau Delta (...

Arcadia University graduate Marlene Sokolow

Mar 29, 2021 Caitlin Burns

Sokolow ’21: A Degree 31 Years in the Making

By Katherine Haines '21 This spring, Marlene Sokolow ’21 will be among the hundreds of students earning degrees at Arcadia University’s Commencement in May. One difference is that Sokolow, who will receive a Bachelor of Arts in English, began her journey in 1990, at age 43, at Beaver College....

Arcadia University student Jazmin Collins

Mar 24, 2021 Caitlin Burns

Collins ’22 Selected as Short Story Winner

By Aaron Uscinowicz '22 Jazmin Collins ’22, a double major in English and Computer Science, was selected as the winner of the 2021 Dell Magazines Award for Undergraduate Excellence in Science Fiction and Fantasy Writing for her story, “My Gardening Journal: Tales from a Psychic Gardener...

Arcadia University faculty member Chris Varlack

Mar 12, 2021 Caitlin Burns

For Dr. Varlack, Diversifying One’s Own Perspective Is Crucial to Learning

By Timothy Stasek '21 Many may tend to think of learning as a process specifically for students, but Dr. Christopher Allen Varlack, assistant professor of English, emphasizes how much professors can grow and adapt as well through this process. In fact, a guiding principle for him and for...

Anthony Carbonetta's thesis draft

Anthony Carbonetta Mar 12, 2021 12:00 am

Senior Thesis Crunch Time

You’re probably here because you found yourself panicking about your thesis. Or maybe you’re here because your thesis is ever-approaching, and you fear the thought of giving an academic paper your undivided attention for an entire semester. Regardless of why you find yourself following along on a...