Department News

On April 2, Amy Leach read from her book of essays, The Things That Are, as part of our Creative Writers Reading series. Watch Video. 

On April 4, Professor Margot Sempreora gave a talk on the film Double Indemnity before a screening of the film as part of the 2013 Greater St. Louis Humanities Festival.
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On May 16, Professor Karla Armbruster gave a lecture entitled "The Echoing Call of the Wild: Dogs and Their Wolfish Ancestry in Literature” at the Edsel and Eleanor Ford House in Grosse Pointe Shores, Michigan, as part of a speaker series sponsored by the Michigan Humane Society and Animals and Society Institute.
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Visiting Assistant Professor Murrray Farish's first book, a collection of stories called Inappropriate Behavior, will be published by Milkweed Editions in 2014.

Alumni Spotlight

Steve BearSteve Baer
Class of 2011
BA in English with an Emphasis in Creative Writing

Current Position
Executive Assistant and Volunteer Coordinator for Operation Food Search, St. Louis, MO

"I entered Webster as a freshman film production major and soon found that it was not for me. Thankfully, the Pearson House [home of the English Department], which I don't even remember seeing on any tours or orientations before my freshman year, sat quietly on the edge of campus, waiting with open arms." (Read more...)