“But the end is reconciliation; the end is redemption; the end is the creation of the beloved community. It is this type of spirit and this type of love that can transform opposers into friends. It is this type of understanding goodwill that will transform the deep gloom of the old age into the exuberant gladness of the new age. It is this love which will bring about miracles in the hearts of men.” – Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. from “Facing the Challenge of a New Age,” 1956
The Annual English Symposium gives us an opportunity to gather as a community of students, faculty, friends, and family in goodwill to share discoveries and insights inspired from the study of English. Inspired by the enduring words of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. about creating a “beloved community” and by BYU’s renewed commitment to foster a culture of belonging, we welcome students’ spirited inquiries into the way the English discipline engages these topics in meaningful and relevant ways.