Student Opportunities

Current Opportunities

  • The 2017 Minnesota Writing and English Annual Conference is looking for entries. The theme for the conference is "Connecting Landscapes," and it will be held at SMSU in Marshall MN. Visit the website for more information. Deadline is February 1st.
  • The Iowa Poetry Association is searching for college entries to include in their annual book, Lyrical Iowa. Awards include up to $25 and publication. Visit the website for complete rules and entry information. Deadline is February 28th.

Research and Graduate Study Opportunities

  • The University of York offers a wide range of MA and PhD programs in English literature. Students combine intensive seminar study and specialized research in historic York, England. More information can be found on the University of York website

On-Going Opportunities 

In addition to a large number of all-college events in which English majors participate, there are many activities growing specifically out of the English major.

  • The student newspaper, Chips, is typically advised by an English faculty member and includes a large number of English majors and minors.
  • The Oneota Review is an annual literary review published by students and advised by an English faculty member.
  • The Luther College chapter of the international English honor society, Sigma Tau Delta, hosts a wide range of academic and social events.
  • Hosting of visiting writers. View images of visiting writers and read about our Creative Writing courses.
  • Performances such as: local ArtHaus poetry slams, student open-mic nights, a recently completed Paradise Lost, and annual Shakespeare production by the students of the course "Shakespeare Performed."
  • Faculty and student organized out-of-town trips to readings, theatre performances, and lectures.
  • Social events such as fall or spring picnics, the annual Literary-themed Halloween party, a Baccalaureate party for graduates and their families, frequent dinners, and class meetings in faculty homes.
  • The Associated Colleges of the Midwest sponsors an annual short story contest for students at participating colleges, including Luther. View the ACM "Nick Adams" Short Story Contest Guidelines.