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New Faculty Spotlight: Geoffrey Marschall

We are pleased to welcome Geoffrey Marschall as Assistant Professor of Moving Image Arts. In the second semester of his professorship, Marschall instructs Introduction to Moving Image Arts—a course where students learn the essential foundations and language of filmmaking—as well as Digital Video Editing I and Digital Video Editing II.  In each course, Professor Marschall hopes to foster each of his student’s approach to storytelling and unique aesthetic.

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Graduate Student Spotlight: Instructing a Sophomore Literature Course

The English department offers graduate students the opportunity to teach and design their own courses—an experience

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Interview with Southwestern Review Editor Brandon Buckner

Brandon Buckner, the editor-in-chief of The Southwestern Review, is a second-year graduate student in the English Department at UL. We recently got in touch with Brandon to learn more about The Southwestern Review and the role graduate students play in its publishing.

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University of Louisiana at Lafayette graduate students and faculty will be presenting creative and academic work at the 2019 Association of Writers & Writing Professionals (AWP) conference in Portland, Oregon March 27th - March 30th. Follow our AWP social media hashtags: #ulawp19, #ulgradschool, and #ULEnglish!

AWP Bookfair

Prospective students and alumni, stop by our table (#T7088) at the AWP Bookfair!

If you're thinking of studying creative writing, visit us at our table to speak with current faculty and grad students about their experiences at UL.

Faculty Book Signing

Creative Writing Assistant Professor Dr. Henk Rossouw will be signing his book of poetry, Xamissa at the UL Lafayette table in the bookfair on Friday, March 29 from 2 - 3 p.m.


Several of our graduate students and alumni are presenting creative and scholarly work on panels at AWP this year.

Off-Site Readings

  • Current grad students will be reading their work at the UL Lafayette Graduate Creative Writing AWP Off-Site Reading on March 28 from 5 - 7 p.m. at the Jupiter Hotel, 800 E. Burnside St. Readers include: Daniel Altenburg, Britton Andrews, Hannah Chapple, Delicia Daniels, Haley Fedor, Emily Fontenot, Jude Marr, David Ryan Palmer, Patti Jeane Pangborn, Jenny Robertson, Kimberly Ann Southwick, and Em Tielman.

  • Kimberly Ann Southwick, current Ph.D. candidate and Editor-in-Chief of Gigantic Sequins, a literary arts journal, is helping to host the reading “Sustainable Print: A Celebration of Indie Lit” on Wednesday, March 27 at 5 p.m. at Cup & Bar, 118 NE Martin Luther King Blvd.

  • Haley Fedor, current  Ph.D. candidate is reading at the “A Portland Reading by CCR, The Accomplices, & Storm Cellar” event on Thursday, March 28 at 5 p.m. at Push X Pull, 821 SE Stark St.

  • Assistant Professor Dr. Henk Rossouw will be reading at the “Poets Out Loud @ AWP” reading on Wednesday March 27 at 7 p.m. at Copeland Commons, 5441 SE Belmont St.

For more about AWP including a full schedule of events, visit