• Announcing the 22-23 D.A. Brown Essay Award Winners
    Each year, English faculty nominate the top essays from their lower- and upper-level literature courses for the department’s D.A. Brown Essay Awards. This summer, three students were recognized for exemplary essays written in the 2022-2023 academic year. The 22-23 D.A. Brown Essay Award for Literary Scholarship: Ellie Grubbs ’23, for her ENG 339 essay “Race […]
  • Class of 2023 contributes books to the Sigma Tau Delta shelf in Ammons Lounge
    The 2023 seniors from Wake Forest’s Sigma Omega chapter of Sigma Tau Delta, the international English honor society, will be the fifth class to add their favorite books to the organization’s permanent collection in Ammons Lounge in Tribble Hall. Each senior selected a book that they studied at Wake Forest that was personally significant to […]
  • 2023-2024 Executive Board for Sigma Tau Delta
    Announcing the newly elected executive board for Sigma Tau Delta, the international English honor society: President: Frances Riggs ’24Vice President: Alexis Williams ’25Secretary: Mary Outland ’24Historian: Sydney Pasceri ’25Treasurer: Mackenzie Jackson ’24Membership Chair: Anna Beim ’25Public Relations Chair: Lily Klett ’24Social Events Chair: Sofia Bazant ’24 Sigma Tau Delta is a society for junior […]
  • Sigma Tau Delta’s Creative Nonfiction Career Chat with Profs. Erhardt and Harlan
    On Monday, November 7th, WFU’s chapter of Sigma Tau Delta—the international English honor society—hosted Prof. Susan Harlan and Prof. Marianne Erhardt in Ammons Lounge to talk about their experiences as professional creative writers in the public sphere. Prof. Erhardt is currently working on a memoir-in-essays, which explores personal and social mythologies of motherhood and […]
  • 18 students inducted into Sigma Tau Delta
    This fall, 18 students were inducted into Wake Forest University’s Sigma Omega chapter of Sigma Tau Delta, the international English honors society. Students honored with Sigma Tau Delta induction are junior or senior English or Writing majors/minors who are in the top 35 percent of their graduating class. English department faculty and students, […]
  • Meet Alum Davita DesRoches MDIV ’21
    Hometown: Wolfville, Nova Scotia Major/Minor/Graduation Year: BSc with Honours in Math & Statistics and English (Acadia University, ’16); MA in English (McGill University, ’18), MDIV (Wake Forest University, ’21) Current Employment: Alternative Media Specialist, Center for Learning, Access, and Student Success, Wake Forest University What role has the English major played in your career path? […]
  • Meet English Alum Kathleen Rommel (MA ’12)
    Hometown: Fenwick Island, Delaware Degree: English Master’s Degree (20th Century American Lit) Current Employment: Director of Partnerships at Raising The Village, a nonprofit working in poverty alleviation in Uganda What role has the English major played in your career path? Working at a small poverty-focused nonprofit means you have to be willing to live outside […]
  • English alum Kim Jones featured in Deacon Spotlight
    English alum Kim Jones ’05, MA.Ed ’06, is featured in this month’s Deacon Spotlight. She speaks about how her love of literature and her passion for culturally relevant and responsive teaching practices shapes her work as an English teacher, equity advocate, and change leader in Chapel Hill, NC. Read more on the
  • Meet Alum Will Perry ’04, MA.Ed. ’05
    A note: Since sharing this with us, Mr. Perry has been appointed Chancellor of the Chancery Court for the 30th Judicial District of Tennessee. He’ll be a participant at our Pre-Law Conversation hosted by Sigma Tau Delta and the English Student Association on September 13 at 7 p.m. on Zoom. Students can […]
  • Meet English Alum Aja Brooks ’05
    Hometown: Hobbs, New Mexico Majors and Graduation Year: English and Spanish, 2005 Current Employment: Director, Center for Self-Help and Dispute Resolution, Second Judicial District Court, Albuquerque, NM What role has the English major played in your career path? When I think of the ways my English major has been useful to me as an attorney, […]