This year's English fundraising efforts are focusing on four important funds, one each for the undergraduate, PhD, and MFA programs, as well as the literary magazine produced by our graduate students, dislocate. The O'Rourke Travel Fellowship in Creative Writing allows MFA students the opportunity to write without borders.
When Northrop Auditorium reopens in April after three years of extreme makeover (we've seen it, and it's beautiful), English is hosting one of the first public events: a free talk with Cloud Atlas author David Mitchell on April 9.
Will the cold ever end? Distract yourself with fresh shoots of faculty, student, and alumnae/i writing. Here's an annotated list of new publications, including a mesclun of poetries and a collection of essays about that spring perennial, baseball.
Assistant Professor Amit Yahav joined the English faculty this spring semester, after teaching at the University of Haifa and Johns Hopkins. A scholar of 18th-century literature, she graduated from Tel-Aviv University and earned her PhD in English Literature at Johns Hopkins University. Yahav's research project is to identify an 18th-century interest in qualitative time, but her reading includes such 20th-century creations as the Gruffalo and a Sneetch or two. (More from Professor Yahav here.)
Two of our faculty received major awards from the College of Liberal Arts this spring: Professor Timothy Brennan was named Samuel Russell Chair in the Humanities for 2014-17, and Professor Katherine Scheil was named Scholar of the College for the same period. We asked Brennan and Scheil what they hope to accomplish.
News about publications, lectures, and awards from English faculty.
News about publications, presentations, and awards from PhD candidates and alumnae/i.
News about publications and awards from MFA candidates and alumnae/i.
News from BA alumnae/i.
If it's ironic that we're taking to visual media to show how studies in English prepare our students for a diverse array of careers, we don't care: It was fun. What can you do with a degree in English? Banker, poet, curator, mall developer, teacher, novelist, lawyer, environmental policy maker, publisher, and, um, radio show host: we filmed 'em all. Watch the video!