Department News Archive


Professor Chris Nealon Named John Dewey Professor

Professor Chris Nealon Named John Dewey Professor
It gives us great pleasure to announce that the Board of Trustees has approved the President’s recommendation, at the behest of Chris Celenza, that Chris Nealon be named the John Dewey […]


The Enduring Value of an English Degree

The Enduring Value of an English Degree
Despite a struggling labor market and emerging technologies that emphasize the importance of STEM fields, an English degree is as useful as ever, says Professor Mark Christian Thompson.


New Publications from Professor Douglas Mao

New Publications from Professor Douglas Mao
Professor Douglas Mao has released his latest monograph, Inventions of Nemesis: Utopia, Indignation, and Justice​, which has been published by the Princeton University Press. Professor Mao has also edited a […]


Graduate Student Atesede Makonnen Awarded Fellowship

Graduate Student Atesede Makonnen Awarded Fellowship
The Department of English is proud to announce Atesede Makonnen has been awarded the American Trust for the British Library Fellowship at Houghton Library. The fellowship, funded by the ATBL […]