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October 7, 2015 When Bailey Sincox (English ‘15) played Adriana in her middle school production of “The Comedy of Errors”, she found William Shakespeare cool: “I thought, ‘This is fun and quirky and we get to talk about inappropriate things!’” Not every 7th grader is so drawn to Shakespeare,…
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Meet Tsitsi Jaji, Exploring The 'Diaspora'

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By Frank Stasio & Charlie Shelton | Oct. 5, 2015 | WUNC Duke English professor Tsitsi Jaji remembers the noises of independence outside her window in her home country of Zimbabwe when she was 4 years old. Jaji grew up as a part of Zimbabwe's first legally integrated generation…
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On the evening of Thursday, October 1, a crowd gathers in room 314 of the Allen Building. In the midst of midterm season and an impending hurricane, both faculty and students converge for the same reason: to listen to poetry. The scene of “Embark: An Evening of Poetry” is…
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Humanities Majors' Salaries

October 5, 2015 By Scott Jaschik Major in English. Expect to live with Mom and Dad for life. That’s the stereotype that is constantly reinforced by reports on the hot job prospects for nurses or code writers or various other positions for which practical training is seen as the…
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Tsitsi Jaji: Finding Unexpected Musical, Cultural Connections

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Among Tsitsi Jaji’s memories of growing up in Harare, Zimbabwe, one moment in particular shines bright: She is in a packed concert hall, dressed in a home-made purple gown, and she’s stepping onstage to perform as a solo pianist with the city’s symphony orchestra. At the time, the teenager…
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For Dissertation in English, Lingold Thrived on Interdisciplinary Collaboration

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September 25, 2015 | Sarah Dwyer DURHAM, NC - Graduate students have a lot of ideas, says Mary Caton Lingold, who is nearing completion of her Ph.D. in English. What they often lack is status and access to resources, which can make it hard to innovate on a larger…
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Gen. Martin Dempsey Named 2016 Rubenstein Fellow at Duke

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General Martin Dempsey has been named the 2016 Rubenstein Fellow at Duke. Gen. Dempsey, earned a master's degree in English from Duke University in 1984. The former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff will co-teach a course on American civil-military relations and teach a course on management and…
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AB Duke Alum Tyler Makes Man Booker Shortlist

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AB Duke Alum Tyler Makes Man Booker Shorlist Acclaimed novelist and A.B. Duke Scholar alumna Anne Tyler is among six writers announced on September 15, 2015 as the shortlisted authors for the 2015 Man Booker Prize for Fiction. The other authors are Marlon James, Tom McCarthy, Chigozie Obioma, Sunjeev Sahota…
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