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Friday, November 17, 2000--Volume 3, Issue 2

The Printing Press is a bi-weekly newsletter for the students and faculty of the Monmouth College English Department. It contains information and news for the benefit and enjoyment of the students and professors alike. Visit the 2nd floor of the Mellinger Center to access materials mentioned in this newsletter. To submit a news item contact the editor at jblackbu@monm.edu


Calls for undergraduate papers

The Department of English and Philosophy at Purdue University-Calumet has announced their Ninth Annual Undergraduate Conference to be held April 20-21, 2001. This year the conference is calling for abstracts of papers in American, English, world, comparative, or feminist literature; American studies; American/US history; linguistics; philosophy; political science; popular culture; rhetoric and composition; world history; and women's studies written by undergraduate students. Because the range of topics is so broad, this is an opportunity to submit your best paper from nearly any of your classes this semester. The deadline for submission of abstracts is January 19, 2001.

The Oswald Review is an undergraduate journal of criticism and research in the discipline of English. Published annually, The Oswald Review is accepting submissions in the field of English from undergraduate students (with a professor's endorsement). Submissions must be postmarked no later than February 5, 2001.

For more information, including specific requirements and mailing addresses, email the editor at jblackbu@monm.edu.


New edition of A Research Guide for Undergraduate Students

A new book of interest to English majors is A Research Guide for Undergraduate Students: English and American Literature. This fully updated and revised fifth edition shows undergraduates how to use their research time efficiently and how to locate and evaluate print material and electronic resources available to students. Written by veteran research librarians Nancy L. Baker and Nancy Huling, the Research Guide surveys the typical college library and summarizes the usefulness of a variety of research tools. This book is due in December, and can be pre-ordered at Amazon.com.


Get an M.A. or Ph.D. in Composition/Rhetoric

Ball State University offers both M.A. and Ph.D. programs with concentrations in Composition, incorporating history, pedagogy, and technology as focal points for theory and practice. Graduate students in this program would be encouraged to explore connections between the composing process, the history of rhetoric, literary theory, pedagogy, literary traditions, and emerging literacy technologies. Ball State also actively mentors students in the development of publication, teaching, and other professional skills. If you are interested in finding out more, including information about fellowships and assistantships, visit their Website.


Search for literary articles online

The Threshold Project, created and maintained by the National Council of Teachers of English, provides online access to NCTE journal articles on the language arts, literacy practice, theory, research, and a vast array of other subjects. While still growing, the site includes well over 800 articles from twelve NCTE journals and has a powerful search engine to help you find exactly what you are looking for.


Jobs for English majors

Current Jobs in Writing, Editing & Communications is a monthly bulletin containing more than 225 current openings in a variety of fields with nationwide and overseas companies. If you are interested in a career in writing, editing, or communications, email the editor at jblackbu@monm.edu to find out how to subscribe to this catalogue.


Upcoming movies of The International Film Series in Macomb

November 29 & 30 Mifune--When his widowed father dies, a Copenhagen businessman moves back to the family farm to care for his retarded brother. This refreshing and unpredictable film stars Anders W. Bertelsen as the city slicker, Jesper Asholt as the simpleton brother, and the lovely Iben Hjejle as a prostitute-turned-housekeeper. In Danish with subtitles. [rated R, 99 minutes]
December 6 & 7 Color of Paradise--Beautiful visuals, an honestly emotional story and crisp direction make this Iranian story about a blind boy a bittersweet tale, but one that is underscored by a faith in grace and redemption. From writer-director Majid Majidi, whose Children of Heaven was nominated for best foreign film in 1998. In Farsi with subtitles. [rated PG, 92 minutes]

The International Film Series is at Cinemas I & II in Macomb. Shows begin at 3:30 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. All seats are $4.


Writing tutors schedule

Monday-Thursday 3-5 p.m.
Sunday-Thursday 7-10 p.m.

The English Department's writing tutors can be found on the 3rd floor of the Mellinger Learning Center at the times listed above.