Opportunities for English Students
Much greater than what you might expect from the relatively modest size of the IU regional campus and the local region, the English Department, Indiana University Southeast, and the greater university, Southern Indiana, and Louisville community offer a wealth of opportunities for English majors, minors, and certificate students, as well as other students interested in literature and writing. Click the links below to read more about these opportunities.
Sponsored by the English Department
- An annual IU Southeast Writing Contest accepts submission in multiple genres, including research and creative writing, independently judged, with cash prizes and recognition for the winners at an annual “Gala” celebration.
- The annual English Department Gala celebrates the end of the semester with faculty, students, and their families and friends, and also celebrates the winners of the IU Southeast Writing Contest.
- The IU Southeast Review literary magazine’s content is selected, and the entire publication designed and published, solely by student editorial staff under the oversight of a writing faculty member. Students can submit their writing annually for each new issue, and have the opportunity to apply each year to be on the editorial staff.
- Two courses in publication and design, ENG-W 364 and ENG-W 398, offer students the opportunity to research, draft, and revise articles that will appear in The Voice, the annual magazine of the School of Arts and Letters, and Transformations, the annual online magazine of the Academy for Diversity and Inclusive Education (ADIE).
- An annual social where English students and faculty can get to know each other better, and students can ask questions about the major, careers, and advising.
- IU Southeast Undergraduate Research Journal (URJ) - publishes undergraduate research in any discipline.
- IU Southeast Graduate Research Journal (GRJ) - an interdisciplinary forum for publication of original graduate work.
- Common Experience Writing Contest - open to all IU Southeast students to submit their interpretation of the current Common Experience theme in any one of the following genres: Essay, Poetry, Two Dimensional Art Piece, Photography, Research Paper.
- Metroversity Writing Contest - open to any student registered during the academic year in one or more classes at one of seven Metroversity institutions, including IU Southeast.
- IU Undergraduate Research and Creative Conference – showcases student work in the form of papers, creative writing, projects, posters, and more, from across the campus. Includes awards for best projects.
- English Club - promotes and encourages literature and writing on campus through open mics, writing workshops, books clubs and other related events and comradery that exists through shared experience and interests. English faculty serve as advisors to the club. For more information, contact Selena McCracken, president.
Community Opportunities and Events
- Louisville Literary Arts holds an annual Writers Block Festival featuring readings, workshops, and other activities.
- Actor’s Theater of Louisville presents its annual Humana Festival of New American Plays, including the winners of its annual National Ten-Minute Play Contest and New Voices Ten-Minute Play Contest.
- The University of Louisville presents an annual conference, The Louisville Conference on Literature & Culture Since 1900 and its Axton Reading Series, which offers free readings and master classes by guest writers.