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Rethinking Hawthorne

Nathaniel Hawthorne

I love attending lectures on campus, and my favorites are always the ones sponsored by the English department. On Tuesday evening, I had the pleasure of attending the annual Holloway Lecture, where I got to listen to Princeton professor Bill Gleason give his talk, “Masterpiece Theater Revisited: Nathaniel Hawthorne and the Pulps.”

I have to [...]

New lessons in technology from New Media Writing

This semester, as I mentioned in my previous post, I’m taking an English class called New Media Writing, a 3000-level class that students can count towards the English major or the writing minor. My last post focused mainly on our “Nichepertise” projects and the fact that we have a lot of class discussions on Twitter, [...]

Studying “new media” through New Media Writing

One of the classes I’m taking this semester is called New Media Writing, a fun 300o-level class offered by McDaniel’s English department. I took this class, in part because it would fulfill the last requirement I needed to fulfill for my writing minor, but also because I’m pretty darn interested in new media and writing [...]

Getting Some Direction with the English Department

Hey guys!

This past week, the English department has been busy with an Alumni Panel and with an alumni author visiting campus.

One of the struggles of college is realizing that pretty soon I’ve got to know what I’m doing with my life. I have a very divided personality–I want to do something Political Science related [...]

Ema? Who’s that kid?

A rare picture of me at Moose Falls, a two minute hike off the road in Yellowstone.

Hi guys,

My name is Ema Barnes, and I’m one of those people who does way too many things.

I’m majoring in English and Political Science. I’m minoring in Spanish, Writing, and Computer Science, and I’m a [...]