We are located in Guilford House, a pleasant yellow brick building initially constructed in 1892 as a women’s dormitory. Ensconced in the square mile of cultural treasures and pursuits known as University Circle, the department offers classes and hosts events that reexamine tradition and reaffirm exploration and scrutiny.
Our students examine the interactions between writing and its contexts through coursework, collaborative enterprise, pedagogical training, creative works, and independent research.
Since 2005, members of the department have published eighteen books—fiction, analysis, criticism, and poetry— on diverse subjects: the language of depression, intellectual property rights, the history of print culture, the origins of the horror film genre.
Schedule of Events
Saturday, June 1st
Breaking Genre: Writers Conference. Keynote speaker Paula McLain (author of the acclaimed novel The Paris Wife) will present “Closer Than You Think: Thoughts on Genre Bending, Blending and Plain-Old Jumping Ship.” Presenters: Joyce Dyer, Sarah Gridley, Charles Oberndorf, Lynn Powell, Brad Ricca, James Sheeler, Sarah Willis, David Young. One day. On the campus of Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio. For more information: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Partenia, a Pastoral Play, by Barbara
Torelli Benedetti. A Bilingual Edition.
Edited and Translated by Lisa Sampson & Barbara Burgess-Van Aken. Centre for Reformation and Renaissance Studies and ITER.
Loom by Sarah Gridley. Omnidawn Publishing.
White Out: The Secret Life of Heroin by Michael W. Clune. Hazelden.