Department News and Events

Activities and events within the department afford LLP students the opportunity to explore creative aspects of language, literature and philosophy beyond the classroom.  Events include publications, conferences, informal reading groups, spoken word events, public lectures, drama and film screenings. To learn more about LLP events, feel free to reach out to the department: Contact Us.  We look forward to seeing you there!


Words Worth English Club Seeking Membership 

 The Department of Language, Literature, and Philosophy welcomes you to apply to become a Student Director on the Board of Student Directors for Words of Worth, your  NEW  friendly neighborhood Readers and Writers Association. This organization will serve as a communal space for those that love literature (in any form!!), believe in the power of words, and desire to explore the use their words to make TSU’s campus and the world a better place.  Questions? Contact faculty advisor: Dr. Emily Murray.

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Soul Fire is Back! 
"We Want Live Words!"

Soul Fire  Poetry Group and Workshop will return Fall 2019.  The first meeting of the semester will be held at  5 p.m., Weds., Sept. 8, On ZOOM . This departmental organization meets once a week to hone poetry writing and performance skills, organize open mic performances, and to workshop their ideas.  It features a Poet Mentor from Southern Word, who helps students craft their skills. Learn more about their efforts by clicking here: Soul Fire Mini-Documentary.

*Check Out Spoken Word Performances by the Soul Fire Members and Friends.

Faculty Adviser: Dr. Michelle J. Pinkard


Our news develops over the school year as students and faculty participate in TSU activities, present at conferences, explore
through class activities, and much more. We hope you will check back frequently to see what we are doing! Please report news to LLP Webmaster Dr. Michelle J. Pinkard. 


Congrats to Our New LLP Spotlight: Alldon Thompson

LLP major Alldon Thompson is our latest spotlight. Thompson has dreams of becoming an investigative reporter, writer and poet.  He writes,  "Choosing to be an English major allows me to extend my imagination and preserve the tradition of Protest Literature." Learn more about him, and our other student spotlights, by visiting the Student Spotlight Page.