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Professor Joe Porter Working With Louis Garza

Thursday, May 25, 2017

 Professor Joe Porter has worked with Louis Garza, Class of 2017, Highest Distinction, on a fiction-writing independent study.  During this time Louis has written the opening chapters for a novel based on his grandfather’s life, Full and by the Wind. Louis has been awarded highest honors... Read More »


2017 Stephen Horne Award for Excellence in Teaching Winner

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

The English Department at Duke University is honored to announce that Sonia Nayak has been selected as the 2017 Stephen Horne Award for Excellence in Teaching winner.  This award is presented annually to a graduate student instructor in the English Department who best demonstrates outstanding... Read More »


8 Ph.D. Students Receive Internships through Versatile Humanists at Duke

Monday, May 22, 2017

Eight Duke Ph.D. students have been selected for internships in summer or fall 2017 through Versatile Humanists at Duke (VH@Duke), an initiative to prepare Duke doctoral students in the humanities and interpretive social sciences for transformative roles in higher education and beyond. Read More »


Lauren Rosen: Wearing Duke Pride on Her Sleeves

Thursday, May 11, 2017

"As a cheerleader, Duke allowed me to see the country.  Win or lose, I was given opportunities to travel to cities and towns I never would have seen without Duke and Duke athletics, which broadened my horizons." Read More »


An Enunciated Interest: Young Poets Read at their End-of-Year Performance

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Dr. Nathaniel Mackey, the Reynolds Price Professor of Creative Writing at Duke and award-winning author of Splay Anthem, hosted an end-of-year poetry reading at The Shed Jazz Club on Thursday, April 27th. The reading gave student poets an opportunity to read their poetry aloud and to... Read More »


Henry Washington: On 'Constructing the New Black Man'

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

"Duke has shifted my perception of "possibility."  If you can dream it here, there are structures and resources to help it materialize." Read More »


"Pizza & Panel" Welcomes New Students

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

In the inaugural “Pizza & Panel” on Monday, April 3rd, representatives of the Duke Department of English formally congratulated and welcomed more than 30 new English majors. Dr. Sarah Beckwith, the Department’s Chair and the Katherine Everett Gilbert Professor of English, teamed up with the... Read More »


Inaugural Trinity Distinguished Lecture to Feature Mark Anthony Neal

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Mark Anthony Neal, a professor in the departments of African & African American Studies and English, will give the inaugural Trinity Distinguished Lecture on Thursday, May 4, at 3 p.m. in Penn Pavilion. His talk is open to the public and will be followed by a reception. Read More »


“Similar to those days studying Shakespeare”: Virginia Russell (T'06) Tackles Consumer Behavior

Friday, April 28, 2017

Virginia Russell (T’06) earned a bachelor’s from the Duke Department of English in 2006, and a master’s from the Northwestern School of Journalism, Media, and Integrated Marketing Communications in 2007. Russell has worked on the marketing teams of such major corporations as Pizza Hut, Dr Pepper... Read More »


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