Catalog 2022-2023

English Odyssey Guide

Based on the Hendrix faculty’s longtime awareness of the educational value of engaged learning, the Odyssey Program was implemented in the fall of 2005 to encourage all Hendrix students to embark on educational adventures in experiential learning. While the graduation requirement includes the completion of an approved experience in at least three of the six Odyssey categories, the Program importantly allows students to learn more about themselves and the world around them. For more information, visit the Odyssey Program Info Hub.

Below you will find examples of ways students pursuing a major or minor in this department or program have encountered Odyssey. Remember that these are only suggested opportunities; students are encouraged to propose their own creative Odyssey projects. Further, Odyssey experiences do not need to be related to your major or minor.


Established Pathways to Odyssey through the Major

Artistic Creativity

  • ENGC 497 Creative Writing Senior Thesis
  • ENGC 301 Creative Non-Fiction Writing
  • ENGC 303 Poetry Writing
  • ENGC 307 The Writer as Witness
  • ENGC 413 Literary Hybrids
  • ENGC 390 Special Topics/Creative Writing
  • ENGC 490 Special Topics/Creative Writing 

Professional and Leadership Development

  • Internship: Film Production at AETN
  • Internship: KUAF
  • Internship: Oxford American Editorial Assistantship
  • Arkansas Culture through Home Movies: Archiving Internship at the Butler Center
  • Internship: Argenta Reading Series

Undergraduate Research

  • ENGL 497 Senior Thesis Seminar
  • Humanizing Death Scenes: Optimism Created through the Camera in The Wire
  • National Council for Undergraduate Research Presentation
  • Hendrix-Rhodes Film Studies Research Symposium


Additional Examples of Past Odyssey Experiences

Artistic Creativity

  • Writers in New York
  • National Novel Writing Month
  • Life in an Ancient Empire: A Creative Reflection of Incan Society
  • A Cinematic Week with Agnès Varda 

Global Awareness

  • The Red Sari: Economically Empowering Women in Nepal

Professional and Leadership Development

  • On Women and Writing: Professional Field Experience with a Feminist Bookstore
  • Internship: UCA Archives
  • Internship: Et Alia Press
  • Internship: Young Chicago Artists
  • Internship: Readers’ Map of Arkansas
  • Internship: First Class Communications
  • Internship: American Society of Magazine Editors
  • Internship: National Phi Beta Kappa Organization
  • Internship: Arkansas Hunger Relief Alliance (No Kid Hungry)
  • Internship: Heifer International
  • Internship: Museum of the Moving Image
  • Internship: Democratic Party of Arkansas/Tucker Campaign
  • Internship: Austin Film Festival
  • Internship: Nashville Mayor’s Office
  • Internship: Dallas Art Museum
  • Internship: Splice Microcinema

Special Projects

  • Lessons Learned: True Stories of Humanitarian Responders on the Front Line, Editorial Assistantship
  • International Conference on the Short Story in English: A Group Excursion into Short Fiction
  • Ojai Playwrights Conference: Field Work Experience in Playwriting
  • Telluride Horror Show
  • Studying Film and Exploring Vocation at the 2017 Society for Cinema and Media Studies Conference
  • Studying Film and Exploring Vocation at the University of Chicago's "Seeing Movement, Being Moved" Conference
  • Hendrix in New York City: A Summer Film Project
  • Exploring the Holocaust Beyond the Classroom
  • Think about What You Saw: A Learning Experience in Eastern Europe (Holocaust site visit)
  • The Word Garden Podcast: Harvesting the Garden
  • African-American Experiences Through the Humanities
  • Buffalo River Currents: Nature, Place, and the Public Imagination
  • Stuck in the Mud: A Professional Field Experience on a Hollywood Movie Set
  • Writing in Prague
  • Poetry in China
  • New Critics/New Directors/New Films Festival
  • Filming an Interdisciplinary Capstone
  • Preparing for Publication: Editorial Assistant for an Academic Book
  • Memory and Architecture: Gaudi in Film and Photography (trip to Barcelona)
  • A New Lens for Women: Studying Gender in Films at Female Eye Film Festival
  • Dynamic Balance: An Acroyoga Workshop
  • The New York Film Festival: An Inside Look

Undergraduate Research

  • Nazi Doctors (Holocaust site visits)
  • Jean Toomer’s Cane Archival Research

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