Thursday, March 24, 2011

Upcoming Events

Please note the following and make space on your schedules! Tomorrow, Friday March 25th, the English Department's Jeremy Ecke will be a speaker as part of the department's Spring Lecture Series. The title of his talk is "Runes and the Riddle of Reading," and Dr. Ecke will discuss his recent work on the Frank's Casket, an artifact that combines Anglo-Saxon runes with depictions of Germanic, Christian, and Classical mythology. The event will be at 10:00 a.m. in the Bunch Multi-Media Room, and Culture and Arts Convocation credit will be available for Belmont students. More information about Dr. Ecke can be found on his faculty webpage.

Also, on Monday March 28th at 7 p.m., guest poet Heather Hummel will read from her work and take questions. The event will be in the Vince Gill Room, and convocation credit will be offered to Belmont students. Winner of the 2009 Katherine Susannah Prichard Emerging Writer-in-Residence Award, Heather is a freelance writer living in Nashville and is one of the founding editors of the online literary journal Blood Orange Review. Her work often speaks to intersections of landscape and psyche, and her poetry has been published in Her Mark 2010, Quiddity, Hawk & Handsaw, Merge, and Aquila Review. More information about Heather can be found on her website.

Friday, February 25, 2011

Five Questions with Evan Scruton

Featured today is freshman English major, Evan Scruton, who hails from Columbus, Ohio. Here's how Evan responded to the "New BU English Major Questionnaire."

Why do you want to be an English major?
To become an English teacher.

What's the last great book you read?
As I Lay Dying, by William Faulkner.

What are you most looking forward to about coming to Belmont?
Meeting new people and sharing ideas with other thoughtful, well-educated people.

Who is your favorite literary character? Why?
Lee from East of Eden. He is very wise and calculated in his actions. Also, when he finds discrepancies between the two Bibles, he keeps working until he finds the answer (timshel).

Can you write a haiku? Prove it!
Haikus are simple
And really easy to write