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volume 19, issue 2


What is now proved was once only imagined.

—William Blake

Image of Department of English dissertations located in the graduate student lounge. / Photo by Charlie Leight/ASU Now.

leading the way: imagination, innovation, ideas

Refraining, Refining, and Letting Go: A Teacher's Lesson in Leadership
Meghan Bacino

From the Editor: Our Electric Stories
Alberto Ríos

from the chair

An Expansive Vision
Mark Lussier

word lovers' corner

Crossword: Heroes! From Comics to Literature
Alberto Ríos

A Super Scholarship Winner
Kristen LaRue-Sandler

Nothing is so contagious as example; and we never do any great good or evil which does not produce its like.

—Francois de La Rochefoucauld



Genius is infinite painstaking.


editorial staff

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

Executive EditorsAlberto RíosKristen LaRue-Sandler  |  Web EditorsKristen LaRue-SandlerBruce Matsunaga

Copy EditorsSheila Luna, Kira Assad

Newsletter CommitteeAlberto Ríos (Chair), Meghan Bacino, Karen DwyerLarry EllisKristen LaRue-SandlerSheila LunaDana Tait

about the masthead image

Kelly Marie Houle, 2013. “Treasure of the Beagle (detail).” Frontispiece of The Illuminated Origin of the Species. Watercolor and Gold Foil on Paper. 22in x 30in.  http://www.illuminatedorigin.comKelly Marie Houle, 2013. "Treasure of the Beagle (detail)." Frontispiece of The Illuminated Origin of Species. Watercolor and Gold Foil on Paper. 22in x 30in. 

The stunning artwork in this issue's header was produced by artist, teacher, and writer Kelly M. Houle, a graduate of English's Creative Writing Program (MFA 2005). The piece's title refers to the name of the ship—the HMS Beagle—which carried a young Charles Darwin around the world on a survey expedition. His observations from that journey would form the foundation of his groundbreaking scientific theories.

Houle is at work on a massive project illustrating Darwin's On the Origin of Species (1859). The goal is to produce an illuminated manuscript that pairs traditional calligraphy and painting with one of history's greatest works of scientific literature. Houle anticipates completing work on the edition by February 2019. You can check out progress on her website



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