English poet Alexandar Pope (1688-1744), said it best:
True ease in writing comes from art, not chance,
As those move easiest who have learn’d to dance.
’T is not enough no harshness gives offence,—
The sound must seem an echo to the sense.
At Eureka College students have several outlets in which to express their art:
ELM - Eureka Literary Magazine
ELM is a small (150-ish-page), nationally known literary journal of innovative fiction, creative nonfiction, and poetry. ELM features both new and established authors. It publishes two issues a year, one in fall and one in spring.
Notable authors published in ELM include Ray Bradbury, Joyce Carol Oates, and Catherine Ryan Hyde (Pay It Forward). More recently-published authors include Jane Guill (Nectar from a Stone) and G. Lloyd Helm (Design). ELM provides plentiful opportunities for both established and aspiring authors to participate in contests and win valuable awards. Students aslo have the opportunity to internship with the publication.
Click the ELM cover image to the right to learn more about ELM and read samples.
The Pegasus is a student newspaper. It represents the entire college community and includes news, sports, features, editorials, and entertainment. The newspaper items reflect the views and activites of students, faculty, administration, and alumni. A faculty or staff member advises, but the Pegasus is produced and edited by students. The campus newspaper enhances the experiences of students in writing, layout, editing, photography, advertising, and journalism administration.
Click the Pegasus cover image to the right to read a past edition of the student paper.
The Prism is the Eureka College yearbook. It captures the memories and events of campus. A faculty or staff member advises, but it is produced and edited by students.
Impressions is an annual collection of student, staff, and faculty prose, poetry, and artwork. A faculty member also advises this publication, but Impressions is edited by students.
Jessica Barr is an Assistant Professor of English and Director of the Honors Program at Eureka College, where she began teaching in 2007. Her research focuses on medieval literature, particularly mystical literature and saint’s lives. She has had articles accepted for publication in the journals Mystics Quarterly and Exemplaria, and her book, Willing to Know God: Dreamers and Visionaries in the Later Middle Ages, was published by Ohio State University Press in 2010. She earned a B.A. in English at Oberlin College and her M.A. and Ph.D. in Comparative Literature at Brown University.