A hallmark of the English department is that we extend learning beyond the classroom in a number of ways. These opportunities are designed to engage you. They’re also designed to make you a better writer and researcher and to better prepare you for graduate school or a job.
Here are a few we offer:
Sigma Tau Delta is the international English honor society. The society strives to:
With more than 800 active chapters located in the United States, Europe, the Middle East, and the Caribbean, there are more than 1,000 faculty sponsors and approximately 9,000 members inducted annually.
For more than four decades, the English department has brought internationally acclaimed writers to campus as part of the Poetry & Fiction Series. As part of the series, these authors read from their work and often work directly with students in creative writing classes. In addition, the department sponsors the Poetry & Fiction Contest during which students read their work to an audience of peers and professional judges.
The Alembic is the official, international literary journal of Providence College. Founded in 1920, it was the College's first publication and has gone through many changes since its original run. Earlier issues served not only as a platform for student literary expression, but also as a yearbook and news service. Inclusions in the journal have received national attention through various literary review committees and organizations. Today, The Alembic, which is published each April, features the work of established and student writers and photographers.
Read the Alembic
First Place: Colleen GardnerMeal Cart (Saybrook Rehab and Assistant Living, Night Shift)
Second Place: Anna DumaisWalking in Providence, August 2013
Prose Poetry First Place: Ariana PasquantonioThe Sandpipers
Second Place: Ben Wright1000 Tea & Topology
First Place: Molly TurbanWhat We Choose To See
Second Place: Will BagnallA Strained Family Reunion