Welcome to the official blog for Villanova's Graduate English Program! Come back often for updates on conference opportunities, guest speakers, student accomplishments, alumni news, and more. Also be sure to check out our Facebook page for more updates.

Friday, April 3, 2015

New Research on Where PhDs are Getting Jobs

Here's some interesting graphs and stats that show the correlation between where someone gets a PhD and where they get a job. Though the conclusions aren't groundbreaking, it's unusual to see such concrete numbers in these discussions.

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Four Undramatic Plot Structures

The New Yorker offered this helpful diagram of plots one hopefully will not meet in the study of great literature.

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

MLA Graduate Blog

The Modern Language Association has developed a new blog geared toward Graduate Students, http://mlagrads.commons.mla.org/. Hosted by the MLA Committee on the Status of Graduate Studetns in the Profession, the blog will cover the annual MLA convention, the job market, and other issues relevant to graduate student members of the MLA.

Friday, August 30, 2013

20 Terrible Book Covers

Dr. Ormsby-Lennon wanted to share this fun article, which collects 20 terrible book covers for classic novels. Enjoy!

Monday, October 22, 2012

MLA Resources

The MLA Committee on the Status of Graduate Students in the Profession has a website that has much useful information for graduate students in English, including reports and studies on job placement and prospects, and a list of institutions that grant the Ph.D. in English.

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Semiotics Today

The New York Times recently published an article entitled "I was an Under-Age Smiotician" by Steven Johnson.  Co-creator of Findings.com and author, most recently, of Where Good Ideas Come From and the editor of The Innovator’s Cookbook, Johnson ruminates on the lasting effects of his semiotics major from Brown.   

Saturday, October 15, 2011

University of Pennsylvania's Call For Papers Website

Check out UPenn English Department's CFP page, where you can find daily updates about calls for conference papers and journal submissions.

Everyone is welcome to subscribe to the site, so Click here to browse the recent posts for upcoming conferences and journal issues.