Monday, June 22, 2009

New English Majors, Vol. 4

Monday two new Enlish majors joined us, viz:

Jennifer Beckwith

Jennifer, originally from Keokuk, Iowa, comes to us from Nashville State, where she discovered a love for the written word (encouraged by some incredible teachers). She likes reading a writing poetry and loves reading a good story, especially works by Gregory Maguire, Jane Austen, the Brontes, and Charles Dickens. Jennifer also likes "non-fiction that challenges and strengthens my faith like the works of Dietrich Bonhoeffer, C.S. Lewis, and Anne Lamott." Jennifer is possessed of a dark sense of humor and an encyclopedic knowledge of pop music history (so when she writes, there's always good music going).

Rachel Chaney

Rachel, a native of Lebanon, Ohio, joins us from Miami University. She loves the written word's capacity to enable self-expression, creativity, and critical thinking. She likes reading poetry and romance novels.

In response to this week's poll question, "Who is your favorite Shakespeare character?", Jennifer cited Katherina from The Taming of the Shrew, while Rachel chose Ophelia from Hamlet.