Rhetoric, one of the oldest liberal arts and developed in ancient Greece to prepare citizens for active participation in democratic society, has long been focused on connecting itself to "the life of the polis." The English major concentration in Professional Writing and Rhetoric (PWR) reflects a national trend in higher education, as well as a long tradition within the discipline of rhetoric, to more clearly connect the liberal arts to worlds beyond the walls of academia.
Though distinctly not a pre-professional program, PWR prepares students to be more critically reflective, civically responsible communicators in their daily lives and, primarily, workplace contexts.
Curious about the PWR program? Look at this fact sheet created by PWR students!
Elon also offers an interdisciplinary Professional Writing Studies minor.
Rosemary Haskell, professor of English, presented a paper at the annual meeting of the South Atlantic Modern Language Association in Atlanta, on Nov. 10.
Greg Hlavaty, lecturer in English, writes in this column for the Elon University Writers Syndicate about his experience with veterans and realizing that the loneliness they may feel can be just as damaging as physical injuries.
Three Elon faculty members affiliated with the Center for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning presented at the 42nd annual conference of the POD Network in Higher Education held Oct 26-29 in Montreal, Canada
Janet Warman has published "Panther and Jaguar" in "Nasty Women Poets: An Unapologetic Anthology of Subversive Verse."
Entries will be judged this year by visiting poet Cate Marvin, with submissions due by Friday, Nov. 3.