|Welcome to the home
page of James Plath
Colwell Chair and Professor of English at Illinois
Wesleyan University, past-president of the Illinois
College Press Association, faculty adviser to the
campus newspaper, and president of The
John Updike Society, which owns and operates The John
Updike Childhood Home in Shillington, Pa.
In spring 2017 I'm on sabbatical—no classes or office hours,
though I am still supervising internships and The Argus.
Current or prospective students can access basic information
about me and other courses I teach at my E-vita. For
other departmental or university information, consult the Illinois Wesleyan University home
page. If you need to contact me, please email email@example.com.
Early case of senioritis? Classes getting you down? Out of school, but thinking of returning? Try this booster. Thinking of taking a semester off-campus? I highly recommend that you consider IWU's London Program, Denmark's International Studies Program (nearly everyone in Copenhagen speaks English!).
A REMOVABLE FEAST!
Feel free to download these quotes I've assembled:
One good indicator of campus life is the student newspaper. Since
1988, I've been privileged to serve as faculty advisor to The
Argus, one of the oldest, continuously published college
newspapers in America.
I am currently working
on The 100 Greatest Fictional Characters in Literature for
Rowman & Littlefield and on short story and poetry
collections. Click on the link below to see a sample interview
from a collection of interviews with Hemingway family and friends
that I did in 1999 with Frank Simons.
I've also been a film critic for various sites since 2000, and am
proud to be a RottenTomatoes.com Tomatometer
critic. I'm currently only writing for my blog, FamilyHomeTheater.com,
but if you're into cinema check out that site. My reviews are also available
through the Online Film Critics
Society, of which I'm a member.
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