The English Department has published a volume of exceptional work written for our courses since 1975, first as The Right Reader, and then since 1983 as The Webster Mercury. Two types of writing are included: essays representing high achievement in coursework as selected by faculty members, and senior projects written by graduating students who have earned departmental honors. The senior projects are written on a topic related to that student's area of concentration (Literature, Society, and Politics; Creative Writing; or Drama).
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Class of 2010
BA in English with an Emphasis in Creative Writing
Graduate student in the MFA program in nonfiction at the University of Iowa
"For a student with my interests, Webster University was the clear choice. The English Department faculty, in particular those with creative writing expertise, are top in the St. Louis area. No other college in the St. Louis area can compete with Pearson House in the preparation it offers its fledgling writers." (Read more...)