News & Announcements Archive


Second Year Graduate Student Highlighted for Intersession Course

The Department of English is proud to announce second year student Samanda Robinson has been highlighted for her work on her Intersession course, ” Black Science Fiction and Social Justice.” “History archives can be an exclusionary place for people of color,” Robinson says. “Particularly for enslaved black women, whose stories were often told through the […]


Department of English Graduate Students Receive Dean’s Teaching Fellowship Awards

The Department of English is proud to announce seven graduate students have been awarded Dean’s Teaching Fellowships for the 2019-202 academic year. Those who have been named award winners are: Royce Best, a rising sixth year, Joel Childers, a rising sixth year, Connie Scozzaro, a rising sixth year, Toby Huttner, a rising seventh year, Evan Loker, […]


Bloomberg Distinguished Professor Lawrence Jackson Named Gilman Scholar

The Department of English is proud to announce Professor Lawrence Jackson has been named a Gilman Scholar. Named for the university’s visionary first president, Daniel Coit Gilman, the designation goes to individuals regarded as leaders within their divisions who have demonstrated a record of distinguished research, teaching, and service. Professor Jackson is one of five […]


English Undergraduates Receive Award

The Department of English is proud to announce that two undergraduate students, Jack Klein and Sarah Liu, are two of the recipients of this year’s PURA cohort. Klein’s project, “Shifting Aesthetics of John Keats”, will focus on Keats’ work and the circle of artists and poets to which he associated. Jack Klein is a junior […]


Graduate Student Fall ’18 Publications

The Department of English is proud to announce current graduate students who have obtained recent publications. Royce Best, a fifth year graduate student, has had his article titled “Write as I bid you’: Eruptive Baroque Aesthetics in Wycherley’s The Country Wife” in Restoration and Eighteenth-Century Theatre Research. Sarah Ross, also a fifth year graduate student, has had […]


Rights, the Human, and Literature in Early Modernity Conference

The English Department and Prof. Sharon Achinstein are proud to be hosting the Rights, the Human, and Literature in Early Modernity Conference. This is an all-day event taking place on Friday, November 9th, from 8:30am until 5pm. The morning session will take place within the Sherwood Room in Levering Hall and will include coffee. The […]


Professor Mary Favret Receives Research Fellowship

Professor Mary Favret has received a research fellowship awarded by UCLA’s Center for 17th and 18th Century Studies.  She will be spending two months this Fall at the William Clark Memorial Library in Los Angeles to complete her research.


Grant Awarded to English Professors Mary Favret and Christopher Cannon, and Shane Butler of Classics

The Dean’s office has awarded its first-ever Dean’s Inter-disciplinary Project Grant to a seminar titled “The Sensorium of Reading,” organized by two English faculty, Professors Mary Favret and Chris Cannon, together with Professor Shane Butler of Classics. The seminar, which draws on scholars from KSAS, Peabody, the Libraries and the Med School, will run for […]


Junior English Major Wins Award

The Department of English is proud to announce Sarah Liu, a junior undergraduate English major, just won the Summer 2018 Special Collections DURA application for her project, “Book Illustration in Shakespeare and Racine,” funded jointly by the Winston Tabb Special Collections Research Center of the Sheridan Libraries and the Charles S. Singleton Center for the […]


The Department of English Hosts First Graduate Showcase

The English Department held its first Graduate Showcase on May 7, 2018. Proposed as an opportunity to give graduate students a platform on which to share current research, presenters and audience members alike received the event with great enthusiasm. Split into two sessions, eight graduate students presented or pre-circulated working conference papers and forthcoming dissertation […]