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Noland Fellowship Grants "Invaluable Time" to Discover

After a long and successful career as an advertising creative, Richard F. Noland gifted the Department of English with a new graduate fellowship fund. Why? As his wife Jane describes, "Without knowledge of the themes and allusions of literature, Dick felt we would lose our commonality."

New Pages

Feeling nostalgic for fall required reading? Dig into this list of new publications from English faculty, alumni, and even students--including a novel about a mermaid, a short story about a Civil War submarine, a memoir of a premature birth, and a study of alliterative romances of the mid-fourteenth century.

What We're Reading: Patricia Hampl

From Munro to cooking magazines: Regents Professor Hampl describes her recent reading adventures.

Elaine Auyoung: Worlds Beyond the Page

New Assistant Professor Elaine Auyoung submits to our 5 X Friday series of questions, revealing her fascination with 19th-century novels (aka "loose baggy monsters") and eucalyptus trees.

Sophie Liu (PhD '13): A Story Like No Other

A doctoral candidate who put her studies aside in the 1980s to become a lauded Minnesota theater performer and activist died last winter at age 60--but not before completing the short story collection that would earn her, at long last, her PhD.

Nuruddin Farah and Colum McCann

The Department of English presents events with novelist and playwright Nuruddin Farah and novelist Colum McCann. All English events are free and open to the public.

Support When It Counts: Graduate Fellowships

Profiles of three fellowships and the donors who made them possible.

Thanks Giving

We celebrate our our award-winning faculty, students, and alumni--and also the donors who support our students across generations.

Nuruddin Farah: Staging Ground

Somali novelist Nuruddin Farah finishes up three autumns with English as the CLA Winton Chair.

In Remembrance: Kent Bales

Professor Emeritus Kent Bales, scholar of American literature and respected administrator, died October 8, 2012.

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