Department News Archive


Phenomenal Blackness: Black Power, Philosophy, and Theory

Phenomenal Blackness: Black Power, Philosophy, and Theory
Professor Mark Christian Thompson’s new book is now available. This unorthodox account of 1960s Black thought rigorously details the field’s debts to German critical theory and explores a forgotten tradition […]


The Enduring Value of an English Degree

The Enduring Value of an English Degree
In the face of a growing focus on STEM fields, Professor Mark Christian Thompson talks candidly about the enduring value of an English degree. Including why study in the humanities is more valuable than ever. (Spoiler alert: English majors do, in fact, find jobs.)


Professor Nadia Nurhussein Promoted to Full Professor

Professor Nadia Nurhussein Promoted to Full Professor
The Department of English is proud to announce Nadia Nurhussein has been promoted the rank of to Full Professor, effective January 1st, 2022. Prof. Nurhussein joined the Department in 2017. […]


New Publication from Graduate Student Alex Lewis

New Publication from Graduate Student Alex Lewis
Please join us in congratulating current graduate student Alex Lewis on his most recent publication in Milton Studies. The publication is called “Comus in Canaan: Milton’s Masque and the Rape […]


Professor Christopher Nealon to Release Two Books

Professor Christopher Nealon to Release Two Books
Professor Christopher Nealon will be releasing two new books for publication in 2022: a collection of poetics essays from Brill Publishers called “Infinity for Marxists: Essays on Poetry and Capital,” […]