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volume 20, issue 1

Language is the only homeland.

–Czesław Miłosz

East side of ASU Durham Language and Literature Building on a summer day, 2015. / Photo by Charlie Leight.

community: participation & belonging

To Create Community, Foster Narratives of Belonging
Kristen LaRue-Sandler

Transforming Food Deserts into Food Hubs 
Sheila Luna

from the chair

Building on a Strong Foundation
Aaron Baker


I must admit that I personally measure success in terms of the contributions an individual makes to her or his fellow human beings.

–Margaret Mead


A community is like a ship; everyone ought to be prepared to take the helm.

–Henrik Ibsen

editorial staff

Accents on English 2.0 is produced by the Department of English at Arizona State University.

Executive EditorsAlberto RíosKristen LaRue-Sandler  |  Web EditorKristen LaRue-Sandler

Copy EditorsSheila LunaKira Assad

Newsletter CommitteeAlberto Ríos (Chair), Kira AssadMeghan BacinoKaren DwyerLarry EllisKristen LaRue-SandlerSheila LunaDana Tait

about the masthead image

"The Future" by Elly van Gelderen. Charcoal and pastel on paper.Elly van Gelderen. "The Future." Charcoal and pastel on paper.

Elly van Gelderen, a Regents' Professor of English in Linguistics, is also an accomplished visual artist in a variety of media. She has shown her work locally at the Memorial Union (2002) and was a regular exhibitor at English's annual Homecoming Art & Archives Gallery through 2013. About this piece, van Gelderen says, "It was based on a newspaper picture of a Timorese group of people. I was attracted by the image because there was so much visible in the faces: hope, indifference, excitement."

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