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New Assistant English Professor, Dr. Michael D'Alessandro and Learn About His Fall 2017 Courses

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Michael D’Alessandro holds an M.F.A. in Dramaturgy and Dramatic Criticism from Yale University and a Ph.D. in American Studies from Boston University. His principal research focuses on American literature and theatre history in the long nineteenth century. Whether studying well-known works of the... Read More »


New Assistant English Professor, Dr. Taylor Black and His Fall 2017 Courses

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Taylor Black is a native North Carolinian.  He was born in Durham and split his time growing up between Winston-Salem and the Triangle.  At 18, he left for New York, where he pursued a BA in Black Studies at Hunter College and later earned a Ph.D. in American Studies at Rutgers University.  He is... Read More »


What Are English Majors Reading During the Summer of 2017?

Thursday, August 3, 2017

Before the Spring Semester ended the English Department sent out a brief survey to our English Majors to see what they planned to read over the summer. Their list included classics, recent New York Times bestsellers and literary works that show our majors’ wide range of interests.  Here is a list... Read More »


New Assistant English Professor, Dr. Jarvis C. McInnis and "Conjuring the America"

Monday, July 31, 2017

Professor Dr. Jarvis C. McInnis holds a BA in English from Tougaloo College in Jackson, Mississippi, and a Ph.D. in English & Comparative Literature from Columbia University in the City of New York. Jarvis is an interdisciplinary scholar of African American & African... Read More »


Meet the English Department’s Three New Faculty Members

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Duke University’s English Department will have three new Assistant Professors of English joining the faculty, during the fall of 2018.  Prof. Taylor Black will be joining the faculty from New York University, Prof. Mike D’Alessandro, from Harvard University and Prof. Jarvis McInnis, from Notre Dame... Read More »


English Majors Summer Travel Plans

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

In response to a survey sent out to English Majors before the end of the 2017 Spring Semester, 14% of the survey participants stated that traveling would be a part of their summer vacation.   Some would be traveling for their internship or work while others would be traveling for pleasure.  Robin... Read More »


Ranjana Khanna Appointed to Lead Franklin Humanities Institute

Friday, July 14, 2017

Ranjana Khanna, a noted interdisciplinary and feminist scholar, has been appointed the next director of Duke’s Franklin Humanities Institute (FHI), to begin January 2018, Provost Sally Kornbluth announced this week.   Khanna, who is a professor of English, Literature, and Gender, Sexuality and... Read More »


Where Are Duke University English Majors Interning This Summer?

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

A number of English majors are interning this summer at a number of different business and organizations and in a variety of roles. Some are interning in publishing/editorial roles: Michael Gulcicek, Class of 2019 major, is interning through the Duke in New York Program as Junior... Read More »


Duke in New York First Summer Session on the Doorsteps of Langston Hughes' House

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

During the first Summer Session of Duke in New York a group of Duke DiNY student got the opportunity to take this photo on the doorsteps of Langston Hughes' house during a group tour of Harlem. Read More »


What Are Duke University English Majors Doing This Summer?

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

During the summer of 2017, Duke University English majors are pursuing a number of different opportunities.  The English Department sent a brief survey to its majors the last week of the spring semester to see what their plans are for the summer.  Approximately 50% of the majors completed the... Read More »


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