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GQ, Senior Editor and Author, Daniel Riley Featured As One of 2017 DEMAN Series Speakers

Friday, November 17, 2017

GQ Senior Editor and 2008 English Alum, Daniel Riley was one of the featured speakers during the 2017 DEMAN Weekend.  Riley spoke in front of a packed room in the Allen Building, where he spoke about, “Making Magazines, Publishing Books:  Agents, Editors, & the World of Professional... Read More »


Forbes 30 under 30 list includes 11 former Duke students

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Caroline Fairchild, 28, graduated from Duke cum laude in 2012 with a degree in Public Policy, a minor in English and a Policy Journalism and a Media Studies Certificate. Read More »


Three New English Department Faculty Take Study of Literature Beyond The Novel

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

For Black, McInnis and Michael D’Alessandro – the three new arrivals in Duke’s English department this fall -- words on the page are just one aspect of the study of English literature. All three explore relationships between stories and novels and other American art forms, including music, theater... Read More »


Hannah VanderHart Wins Second Place In the Flyleaf Poetry Contest

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

The English Department would like to congratulate, Ph.D. candidate Hannah VanderHart, on placing second in the Flyleaf Poetry Contest.  Hannah will be participating in Flyleaf Second Thursday Poetry Reading and Open Mic, featuring the winners of the Flyleaf Poetry Contest on Thursday, October 12th. Read More »


Ann Lauterbauch Discusses Poetry, Inspiration In Public Reading

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Last Thursday night, the Branson Hall Theater on East Campus was filled with people who came to hear Ann Lauterbach read her poems. A discussion session with Lauterbach on Friday at East Duke building followed the event. Read More »


Exploring Walden Pond in Kunshan

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Whenever I tell people that I traveled to Duke Kunshan University to teach a course about Henry David Thoreau and China, I often receive a bemused look and a response that goes something like this: “Thoreau seems so quintessentially American. How could you possibly relate him to China, let... Read More »


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 »


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