Eberly News

Pursuing your passion through English

When West Virginia University was established in 1867, only five majors were offered: classics, science, philosophy, pre-med and modern literature. 

Classic mermaid’s tale reborn in new book by WVU administrator Ann Claycomb

Some of the world’s most revered fairy tales end quite differently than their animated Disney counterparts.

Talking twang

Study examines how dialect impacts learning in Appalachian classrooms 

English scholarship sustained through $650,000 gift

Few scholars can say they’ve impacted four generations of students.

Mourning Lincoln

History, English to host annual Rush D. Holt lecture Sept. 29

The Department of History and Department of English at West Virginia University will host the annual Rush D. Holt lecture on Thursday, Sept. 29, at 7:30 p.m. 

Glenn Taylor

English professor and author to attend France’s Festival America Sept. 8-11

Glenn Taylor, assistant professor of English at West Virginia University and National Book Critics Circle Award finalist will participate in Festival America 2016, a bi-annual literary event in France that showcases some of the finest English-language writers in the world.

‘Saint Monkey’ author, other prominent writers to read at West Virginia Writers’ Workshop

Jacinda Townsend, the author of “Saint Monkey,” a novel about two girls growing up in Eastern Kentucky’s African-American community after the Korean War, will be one of several nationally known writers who will read at the West Virginia Writers’ Workshop, to be held July 21-24 on WVU’s downtown campus.


Gift from WVU English grad to support the Eberly College of Arts and Sciences

Bill Turner says he views West Virginia University as a home, a place of personal growth where he gained a greater perspective on the world. 

'Saint Monkey,' author headlines West Virginia Writers’ Workshop; Spots still available

The West Virginia Writers’ Workshop will host nationally-known authors as it celebrates its 20th anniversary on the West Virginia University downtown campus July 21-24.

Prof. High

Department of English Professor to retire

The Department of English will celebrate Professor Ellesa High’s retirement on Saturday, April 30 from 2:30-5:30 in 130 Colson Hall. A traditional native giveaway will be held at 3:00 p.m., followed by a potluck feast at 4:00. Carol Markstrom, Top Female Vocalist of the Year, Academy of Western Artists, along with Mother Earth Beat Drum will provide singing and drumming.