English Alum Interviewed on SPU Voices Podcast

May 3rd, 2022 § 0

English alum Lauren Pattie ’09 sat down recently with the host of SPU Voices Podcast to talk about her work as a content manager with Pivot Northwest, a Lilly-grant-funded research effort based at SPU that’s finding ways to make the church a place more welcoming to twenty-something adults. Find Lauren’s interview online at https://stories.spu.edu/articles/why-arent-young-people-going-to-church-with-lauren-pattie-2 or wherever you access podcasts.

Pongo Poetry Project Visits SPU

April 18th, 2022 § 0

Lecture by Editor of Ekstasis

April 14th, 2022 § 0

English Alum Publishes Meditation on Music Criticism

April 11th, 2022 § 0

English Department alum Joel Heng Hartse has recently published Dancing about Architecture is a Reasonable Thing to Do: Writing about Music, Meaning, and the Ineffable, from Wipf and Stock Publishers.

According to amazon.com, Joel’s book “unpacks the rock writer Richard Meltzer’s assertion that writing about music should be a ‘parallel artistic effort’ with music itself—and argues that music and the impulse to write about it is part of the eminently mysterious desire for meaning-making that makes us human.”

Hartse is a Senior Lecturer in the Faculty of Education at Simon Fraser University in British Columbia.

Dr. McFarlane-Harris Publishes Anthology

April 11th, 2022 § 0

Jennifer McFarlane-Harris, Associate Professor of English and Cultural Studies, has co-edited an essay collection titled Nineteenth-Century American Women Writers and Theologies of the Afterlife: A Step Closer to Heaven (Routledge/Taylor & Francis).

The anthology includes an essay by Professor McFarlane-Harris, “ ‘Aleaving the World, the Flesh, and the Devil’: Spiritual Vision and Celibate Holiness in Rebecca Cox Jackson’s Autobiographical Writings.”