The Writing Life: Count on Failure

Micah Dean Hicks
Rho Epsilon Chapter
Florida State University, FL

You're going to throw a lot of this away. That's okay. Most of the stories, poems, and essays you write aren't going to be worth reading anyway, no matter how hard you work on them.

Sigma Tau Delta at 90: Kulturgeschichte

Carrie Fitzpatrick
Vice President/President-Elect
Alvernia University, PA

"Kulturgeschichte" is a word to describe the cultural history of something by examining past knowledge, narratives, and traditions.

Lamentation: The English Major and the Job Market

Ericka Hoagland
Southwestern Regent
Stephen F. Austin State University, TX

Recently, a former student posted an angry, frustrated message on Facebook in which she expressed her regret at majoring in English.

For the Young Adult Lit Nerd: Dystopias and Fantasy and Angst, Oh My!

Rachel Gintner
Alpha Tau Chapter
St. Norbert College, WI

As many English majors can readily attest, we are constantly reading.

Christina Shea's New Novel Smuggled

Christina Shea was the head judge for the 2014 Sigma Tau Delta publications. She received her B.A. from Kenyon College and her M.F.A. from the University of Michigan. She is the author of two novels, Moira's Crossing (Grove P, 2001) and Smuggled (Gallery Books, 2011). Some of her awards include the Barnes & Noble Discover New Writers Selection, a Mary Ingraham Bunting Institute Fellowship, and a Soros Foundation Grant.

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Christina Shea's New Novel Smuggled
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President's Corner

Sarah Dangelantonio, Immediate Past President, 2012-2014

Gloria J. Hochstein, President, 2014-2016


William C. Johnson
Executive Director
Northern Illinois University

Aging to Perfection: Sigma Tau Delta at 90

2015 Convention

Information about
the 2015 Convention

Borderlands and Enchantments