|elcome to the website
for the School of
Literature and Language at Louisiana Tech University. With over 45
faculty members and 100 majors, the School is not only the largest but
the most diverse in the university. The School offers a range of
courses that serve the greater student population, such as freshman
composition or technical writing, as well as major classes in such
varied topics as Science Fiction, French Literature in English
Translation, Folklore Studies, and Shakespeare. Our graduate classes in
English can lead to an e-certificate in Technical Writing or to an MA
in English with a concentration in British or American literature. The
links on this site will help familiarize you with our program, keep you
updated on events and activities, and show the unique opportunities and
educational benefits to those who choose a major or minor in English or
Congratulations to our Summer 2014 M. A. graduates: Monty Russell, Lydia Andreu, and Matthew Stokes, who completed their coursework and theses this summer. All will be teaching in the fall.
Dr. Dolliann Margaret Hurtig, associate professor in the Louisiana Tech School of Literature and Language,
held three key roles at the occasion of the American Association of Teachers of French National Convention held at the Astor Hotel in New Orleans, Louisiana in late July 2014. Dr. Hurtig served as Chairman of Hospitality for the AATF National Convention of French professors and teachers, 400 in attendance, and received a Certificate for her service to the National Organization. Madison Douglas, President of the French Honor Society at Louisiana Tech University, Pi Delta Phi, served as a volunteer to the Convention.
Marie Glévéau, Fulbright teacher and assistante from Rennes, France, and Dolliann Hurtig, Associate Professor of French at Louisiana Tech University, have presented at the Louisiana Foreign Language Teachers' Spring Conference held in Shreveport, Louisiana in early spring. Their joint presentation in the target language on the topic of Francophone cinema reflects how much Francophone cinema is appreciated in America and abroad. The Louisiana Foreign Language Teachers' Association is a state-wide association whose membership includes elementary, high school, and university educators.
November 1, 2014
H. J. “Tony” Sachs
English Seminar Room
George T. Madison Hall 223
Sigma Tau Delta
Saturday, November 1, 2014
Louisiana Tech University
Hyman Jacob “Tony” Sachs
taught at Tech from September
1929 through May 1972. Appointed Head of the English
Department on June 7, 1954, he held that title until reaching
the mandatory retirement age of 65.
At Louisiana Tech, he built a faculty of 16 members with
Ph.D.’s (out of a total of 25) by encouraging academic freedom
and making sure that the professors taught at least one section
of their favorite subjects each semester. Delivering dynamic
lectures, he taught all the English courses, most notably the
American novel and Shakespeare. His publications include
numerous articles and four books:
Readings for College Writers,
A Workbook for Writers,
5,000 Useful Words, and
Practical English Workbook.