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Letter from Erin Little, English major, ‘15

Modern Language Association annual conference, January 2015

Vancouver, B.C.

I am a person who has come to define myself by how well I do in school. My education has constituted the major structure of my life up to this point, as is true among many of my peers in the senior class. Luckily, I ended up at a university among faculty whose chief goal is to guide students to real success.

The latest play by Chair of the English Department, John Biguenet, called "Broomstick" is receiving rave reviews in both New Orleans and Los Angeles, the two cities in which the play is running concurrently.

Loyola University New Orleans English professor and human trafficking expert Laura Murphy, Ph.D., has won an international award for her outstanding African literary studies work culminating in her book, “Metaphor and the Slave Trade in West African Literature.” Murphy received the inaugural African Literature Association First Book Award last month.

“Metaphor and the Slave Trade in West African Literature” receives African Literature Association First Book Award

University of Virginia's literary journal selects "Buster" as best short story

Topher Balfer, English Writing major, has been named as the next Editor-in-Chief of The Maroon.

Mike Miley ('02) has been invited to present an essay at the First Annual David Foster Wallace Conference May 23, 2014 at Illinois State University. His essay is based on his research as a Mellon Fellow at The Harry Ransom Center at the University of Texas at Austin.

English Alum’s multi-media exhibit shown at the CAC

New Orleans singer/songwriter Kelcy Mae ('02) releases The Fire and Half-Light, a follow-up recording to her 2011's Pennies in Hand.

Mark Yakich travels to Orleans Parish Prison


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