Department of English and World Languages
Greetings from the Chair
Bob Yeager, 
Professor and Chair

Greetings, everyone. Launching the Alumni Newsletter for the Department of English and World Languages is such a happy occasion. Thanks to the initiative of Professor Robin Blyn, we're joining many other departments at UWF as well as most universities and colleges with news and opportunities we hope will be of interest to you all, our VIPs, the department alumni.  Read on...

Finally, we want this newsletter to be about you. What are you up to now? Where are you living and working? What are your friends doing? Do you have any pictures to share with us? Send us an update at


Be in touch. Stay tuned. A lot is going on in Pensacola. 




Bob Yeager, Professor and Chair,
Department of English and World Languages

Honor Society Builds Community

Since Dr. Angie Calcaterra took over UWF's chapter of

Sigma Tau Delta (the International English Honor Society) last spring, the society has set ambitious goals to promote scholarship, service, and community in literary studies. This year, we enthusiastically pursued these goals as we organized and participated in scholarly conferences and symposia, volunteer opportunities, and social events.
Read on... 


In February, Sigma Tau Delta students volunteered at Open Books, a non-profit, volunteer-run bookstore in downtown Pensacola that sends thousands of books each year to indigent inmates in Florida prisons.
Read on...

Creative Writing on the Move
The latest issue of Panhandler

The Creative Writing Program has had an exciting year. We hosted visiting writers, published two beautiful literary journals, and launched the new Panhandler Books imprint with the University Press of Florida. Meanwhile, our students have continued to make their mark on Pensacola and beyond.

Our most recent visiting writers reminded us of  the diversity and richness of the world. Roger Sedarat, an Iranian-American poet and translator of classic and modern Persian verse, offered a series of poems that energize traditional Iranian verse forms with material taken from our very postmodern day and age. Poet and naturalist Elizabeth Bradfield shared with us the history, geography, and beauty of the Arctic life world. Her poems are inspired by puffins, glaciers, and Inuit throat-singing. Read on...

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In This Issue
Honor Society Builds Community
Creative Writing on the Move
The Art of Pulp Fiction
New Women's Studies Collective
Argo Roll Call

Sensational Aesthetics & the Art of Pulp Fiction 

The Art Gallery (TAG) at UWF recently offered an eye-popping exhibit of rare pulp fiction magazines from the collections of David Earle, Associate Professor, and the Department of English and World Languages' Digital Media and Print Culture Lab

Read on... 



Newsflash: New Women's Studies Collective 


We would like to introduce the new Women's Studies Collective, 
an interdisciplinary student-run organization invested in the vitality of Women's Studies at The University of West Florida. Our group meets monthly to discuss the most urgent issues facing women today.


For more information about the Women's Studies Collective, please visit our Facebook page, or contact us at


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