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English Majors Complete Digital Projects for Senior Seminar

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Interview with New Faculty: Henk Rossouw

We have been pleased to welcome Dr. Henk Rossouw as Assistant Professor of Poetry to UL’s English Department, specializing in creative writing, modern and contemporary poetry, postcolonial studies, archives, and ecocriticism. Dr. Rossouw’s book-length poem Xamissa, published by Fordham University Press in 2018, won the Poets Out Loud Editor's Prize. Best American Experimental Writing 2018, out from Wesleyan University Press, featured an excerpt.

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Call for Proposals for the Global Souths Conference

The Global Souths, a graduate student-run conference, has released a call for papers for the third annual conference

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Interview with New Faculty: Dr. Jessica Alexander

We have been pleased to welcome Dr. Jessica Alexander as Assistant Professor of Fiction to UL’s English Department. She earned her Ph.D. in Literature and Fiction Writing from the University of Utah in 2016; held a Visiting Assistant Professorship at Franklin & Marshall College from 2016-2018; and specializes in Creative Writing, Speculative Fiction, Contemporary Gothic & Horror Fiction, Queer Theory, and Experimental Writing & Hybrid forms.

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Three graduating seniors in English recently completed digital projects for their senior capstone. Jasmine Broussard, Jada Doucet, and Erin Trahan designed and wrote these projects over the course of a single semester. The digital component allows each writer to address a public audience beyond the college classroom. As the culmination of their work in the Department of English, these projects draw on skills the authors developed in earlier classes while looking forward to the kinds of creative and professional work they will do after graduation. See below for brief project descriptions and links.

Jasmine Broussard wrote a collection of flash fiction stories that dramatize the ten personality disorders recognized by the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders. See Jasmine's digital project.

Jada Doucet wrote a collection of persona poems based on interviews she conducted with twenty different people in her community, including friends, family, and classmates. See Jada's digital project.

Erin Trahan wrote a history of contemporary journalism to document how the profession has been represented in popular culture and how it has changed with new technologies, giving readers some sense of how we arrived at the age of “fake news.” See Erin's digital project.