A Journal of the English Department
Eastern Illinois University

December, 2002

Meeting The New Kids
     •  •  •     John Guzlowski            

Getting Engaged: Reflections on Professor Camp      •  •  •     Bonnie Irwin                   

The Unbearable Strangeness of Acronyms: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Electronic Writing Portfolio      •  •  •     James Ray Watkins, Jr.             

A Few Thoughts With Respect to Our Curriculum     •  •  •    David Raybin
The Best That Has Been Western, White, and Male
     •  •  •     Tim Engles
Toward the University of McGregor
     •  •  •     Francine McGregor
Student Choice
     •  •  •     John Kilgore
English Studies at EIU; Or, Can a Literature Program Thrive Without Providing a Strong Background in Rhetoric and Cultural Studies?
     •  •  •     Robin Murray

Poetry Page      •  •  •     Elise Hempel and Martin Scott 

News and Views

AGORA is a journal of news, opinion and creative expression written and produced by members of the English Department of Eastern Illinois University. Opinions expressed are exclusively those of the authors, and do not reflect official polices of Eastern Illinois University or the EIU English Department. Authors retain copyright in all cases. Readers are welcome to print 1-2 copies for personal use. For permission to make additional copies, contact the authors. Please do not submit manuscripts, as publication in the journal is by invitation only.

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Editors: John Kilgore, John Guzlowski, Martin Scott

Cover: "The Pharmakon (Remedy and Poison)" by Suk-Ja Kang Engles, 1999, photographed in the office of Dr. Tim Engles.

Thanks to Stuart Balcomb of for help and technical advice. Special thanks to Joanne Warfield for the beautiful splash page photo, "Afghani Girls" ©1977, 2001 Joanne Warfield.

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