Spring Issue of Lingua Is Published

May 27th, 2021 § 0

Today is the launch for the spring issue of Lingua journal. Free copies are available in Weter Hall until around 1:30 p.m.

The arts and literature magazine is also available online:

Senior Profile: Eryn Tan

May 27th, 2021 § 0

Eryn Tan is graduating next month with a degree in English literature.

“I majored in English because, when I was first exposed to literature, I was struck by the intensity and the range of emotions it was able to draw out from its readers,” writes Eryn. “And when I studied the historical contexts of certain pieces of literature, I was also impressed by how literature was not only a vehicle for social commentary but also for social change.”

Eryn continues: “While majoring in English literature at SPU, I learned how my study of literature can supplement my religious faith. I was exposed to several works of literature that, to me, highlighted the beauty, strength, and resilience of God’s creations.” Her literary study at SPU also made Eryn more aware of those in the minority in a given culture and helped her gain empathy with them.

As for her professors, Eryn explains that “[t]hrough their concern, their openness, and their feedback, I think my creativity was encouraged to flourish, and my tendency to aim for perfection was realistically checked.

“Going forward, I plan to work a few years in Malaysia doing editing work and then take a masters (tentatively in publishing).”

Best wishes, Eryn!

Book Event with Peter Moe

May 21st, 2021 § 0

On May 24, SPU’s University Store is hosting an online book launch for English Professor Peter Moe’s book, Touching This Leviathan. The Seattle Times‘s reporter Lynda Mapes is moderating. She and Dr. Moe will be talking all things whales.

Registration for the event is here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/peter-moe-in-conversation-with-lynda-mapes-tickets-150834400753.

You can purchase the book here: https://www.ubookstore.com/Touching-This-Leviathan.

Alum Publishes Poem

May 12th, 2021 § 0

Hannah Hinsch, who graduated last June with an English major, has published a poem “Caryatid” in Ekstasis, a journal of the arts and academe. Follow this link to the magazine and the poem: https://www.ekstasismagazine.com/poetry/2021/4/22/caryatid

Profile of Graduating Senior Pranae Phucharoenyos

May 3rd, 2021 § 0

Pranae Phucharoenyos is graduating this June as an English major with a creative-writing concentration, specializing in poetry. Her beautifully oblique, other-worldly work is featured in the winter edition of the student arts and literature magazine Lingua.

“I love the English major mostly because of the faculty!” writes Pranae. “Every professor has such an amazing perspective in teaching literature, which has made me personally fall in love with so many of their favorite works.”

As for her future? Pranae says simply “I hope to study further and make my professors proud.”
We feel proud in you already, Pranae. Best wishes as you go forward.

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