Beyond the Classroom


Students can participate in a variety of internship opportunities that typically follow two different tracks: research and English education. Additional internships are available through the Center for Career Development.

Reading Hemingway

The Reading Hemingway Series provides up-to-date, factual information and interpretive guidance for a wide variety of readers. Authors who rank among the best in Hemingway studies take the reader through the text, commenting on details that may not be recognized by general readers, students, or nonspecialist instructors.

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Wednesdays at One

The Department of English strives to create its own sense of community. Each Wednesday afternoon, the department hosts gatherings to promote close interactions between English faculty and majors. Students have the chance to hang out with faculty, eat lunch, or grab a quick snack. Gatherings occur in the English department offices on the third floor of Olmsted Administration Hall.

Research Experiences as a UExplore Recipient

Hemingway Room

“This semester I’m writing an article on Ernest Hemingway’s Across the River and into the Trees, and University of Evansville’s UExplore program gave me a grant that allowed me to travel to Boston to look at the Hemingway Archives at the JFK Presidential Library. I was able to work on my article in the Hemingway Room, the room of the library that houses the Hemingway archives: his manuscripts, correspondence, and fragments of stories and books he didn’t finish, as well as a lion skin rug, his travel trunk, family photos, his collection of good luck charms, his visas, and some of his paintings.”

“I’m specifically interested in the character of the 'pock-marked writer,' who is a caricature of Sinclair Lewis, a contemporaneous writer Hemingway did not always get along with and had run into while he was in Venice researching the novel. I was looking at the first manuscript for the book, any letters between Hemingway and Lewis, and also at Mary Welsh Hemingway’s manuscript for How It Was, her autobiography, to see how she perceived their encounter with Lewis. The archives’ contents come from Finca Vigia, his home in Cuba. Mary asked President Kennedy for help getting back into Cuba to retrieve Hemingway’s manuscripts after his death in 1961. This was after the Bay of Pigs, but before the Cuban Missile Crisis, so relations between the US and Cuba were tense. The Cuban government got to keep the house, and Mary later donated the manuscripts to Kennedy’s presidential library.”

— Susan Vandagriff
UExplore Recipient

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