The Department of Literature and Language faculty, August 2011: Front row (left to right): Cao, Bray, Keller, Sawyer, Slagle, Thompson, Dufort, Holland, Lloyd, Barber; second row: Waage, Buck, Kim, Hall, Weiss, Grover, Cajka, Haley, Nelson, Mwinyelle; third row: Tezuka-Arnold, Pierce, Cody, Graves, Holmes, Lichtenwalner, Kornweibel, Negrisanu, Heil; fourth row: Crofts, Elhindi, McManus, Bolton, Westover, Overaa, G'Fellers, Barker, Harrington; back row: Johnson, O'Donnell, Baumgartner, Crooke, Fehskens, McGarry, Michieka, Whaley, and French. Not pictured: Beck, Briggs, Honaker, and Stanley.
Department of Literature and Language Mission Statement
The mission of the Department of Literature & Language at East Tennessee State University is to unite a group of faculty members with a diversity of interests in English and languages but with a common dedication to teaching, scholarship, and service. We serve our students through our commitment to a diverse curriculum and our support of the University's general education core and B.A. foreign language requirement.
The 2013 edition of The Mockingbird, ETSU's student literary/arts magazine, has been released from its publisher and is available around the ETSU campus, but you can read it in its entirety here.
The Clarion, our listing of courses for summer session and fall semester 2013, is available here. If you wish to declare an English major, please contact Professor Katherine Weiss (firstname.lastname@example.org); if you are already an English major, you can find your adviser on this list.
Spain Provides Long-Term Funds for Dr. Robert Sawyer as Co-Investigator for Shakespeare Project--learn more about his participation in "Cultures of Commemoration II: Remembering Shakespeare" here.
Jesse Graves' Tennessee Landscape with Blighted Pine has won the 2012 Weatherford Award for Poetry, presented by Berea College and the Appalachian Studies Association. This volume has also won the Appalachinan Book of the Year Award, Poetry Category, from the Appalachian Writers Association. Graves has also won the New Faculty Award from the College of Arts & Sciences for the 2011-2012 academic year. His poem, "The Kingdom of the Dead," has been featured in the online edition of The Missouri Review .
The Department of Literature and Language is pleased to announce its student awards for the 2011-2012 academic year. Visit our News and Events page for more details.
Congratulations to LiLa undergraduates Adam Lambert and Jake Lawson for their achievements in the Old Gray Cemetery 2012 Poetry Contest. Adam won third place for his poem, "Words I Wish We Had," and Jake won an honorable mention for "The Barber." Follow the hyperlink for more details.