A Sneak Peek of Opus Soup

Hi! My name is Eileen Ellis, and I am one of the co-editors of Opus Literary & Arts Magazine. Now, I don’t know about anyone else, but this semester has been a doozy. I mean, reeeaaally a dooooozy. And if you know me, you’ll have already heard me complain endlessly about my parking ticket and my …

An Author Stops on 10th Street: Matt de la Peña with the Little Read Lakeshore

Written by Piper Daleiden, Hope College English and Psychology Major, Student Managing Editor for the English Department As part of the NEA Little Read Lakeshore, Matt de la Peña visited Hope College, where he spoke in classes, presented to elementary school children from the area, and finished with a keynote speech. De la Peña is …

Alumni Spotlight: “Ready to Listen” with Samuel Vega ’22

Written by Piper Daleiden, Hope College English and Psychology Major, Student Managing Editor for the English Department What role does a creative writing major play in a project focused on child development and education? This was one of Samuel Vega’s questions when he first joined a group of Hope students and faculty, as well as …

“Look Again: Trauma, Queerness, and the Healing Power of Comics”

English Department Spring 2023 Course Preview

The time has come: Spring 2023 courses are here! Registration begins on November 7th Take a look at our upcoming offerings as you begin to plan. A list of ENGL 113 descriptions can be found on our website. A list of course descriptions can be located here.

“Shakespeare and Belonging”

Dr. Ruben EspinosaThursday, October 6 at 7 pmWinants Auditorium in Graves Hall The 2022 Clarence De Graaf Memorial Lecture will feature Dr. Ruben Espinosa, associate professor of English and associate director of the Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies at Arizona State University. Professor Espinosa’s address is titled “Shakespeare and Belonging.” The lecture will …

March is National Reading Month: Hope College and Ready for School Collaborate for Our Youngest Readers!

On Friday 2/26, Hope College featured a live virtual visit with author Kwame Alexander in conjunction with national Black History Month*. The virtual talk was entitled, “Light for the World to See: A Conversation with Kwame Alexander.” Alexander’s visit was a collaborative effort of several Hope organizations: the NEA Big Read Lakeshore, Black Student Union, …

Sneak Peek of Fall 2020 English Courses!

Check out your upper-level English options for next semester! Remember, registration starts the week of March 30. ENGL 248: Intro to Literary Studies – Dr. Emily Tucker We will explore a variety of texts from different genres, including poetry, short fiction, drama, and the novel. We will begin by focusing on methods of close reading …

Transformed by Hope: An English & History Alum Returns

Meet our new Office Manager & Hope Alum ’12, Alison Lechner, as she shares how her experience at Hope shaped her career. How did your Hope education shape you? I feel very blessed to have earned a liberal arts education, and that has absolutely benefited me in my career post-graduation. I was a History and …