A monthly update on events, opportunities, student and faculty accomplishments,
and other goings-on at the Loyola English Department


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The 2021–2022 Edward Surtz Lecture in the Humanities: "Texts and the City: Literature and the Longue Durée"
Monday, 3/21/22, 3:30 PM
To be conducted via Zoom

Alexander Beecroft is the Jessie Chapman Alcorn Memorial Professor of Foreign Languages at the University of South Carolina and author of Authorship and Cultural Identity in Early Greece and China: Patterns of Literary Circulation (Cambridge University Press, 2010),  An Ecology of World Literature: From Antiquity to the Present Day (Verso, 2015), and many articles and essays. His current book project, under contract with Johns Hopkins University Press, is A Global History of Literature.

This annual endowed lecture honors the memory and scholarship of Edward L. Surtz, S.J., a beloved member of the Loyola faculty and distinguished scholar of early modern literature and Renaissance humanism.

The lecture will be held by Zoom Webinar. Preregistration is required. 


Register now

Movie Night! Pride and Prejudice, starring Keira Knightley 
Wednesday, 3/16/22, 7:00 PM
Damen Student Center Cinema

Have plague, war, and midterms gotten you down? Let Austen be your cure. Thrill to the brilliant wit of Lizzy Bennet! Chill with the smoldering intensities of Mr. Darcy! Sigh despondently over the clammy dampness of Mr. Collins! Gorge on pizza, provided by the English department. Empire-waist dresses not required, though always welcome.

Department Achievements
  • Margaret Hawkins has had a short story published in BLAST, a prose anthology from The Missouri Review.
  • Midwinter Constellation, cowritten and edited by Becca Klaver, was published in January by Black Lawrence Press. The book is an experimental collaboration by 32 women poets paying homage to Bernadette Mayer's Winter Day. Dr. Klaver discusses the process and ambitions of the work in a recent review in Little Village.
  • Sherrie Weller has had a short piece from her memoir featured in River Teeth, a biannual journal of creative nonfiction.
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