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A Look Inside Fall 2016's English 90S | African and African American Studies 190S - "Sports & Spectacle"

Monday, December 12, 2016

Would you like to take a course that studies and discusses the world of sports?   During the Fall of 2016, a group of Duke University students did just that.  Sasha Panaram, a Duke University Ph.D. candidate, selected this topic for her Fall 2016 English 90S course "Sports and Spectacle," which was... Read More »


Recent Graduate Searches for Lost Stories

Sunday, December 11, 2016

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, but neither is every... Read More »


Vincent Price Named Duke University 10th President

Friday, December 2, 2016

DURHAM, N.C. -- Vincent Price, provost of the University of Pennsylvania since 2009, has been elected Duke University’s tenth president, announced David Rubenstein, chair of the university’s Board of Trustees, on Friday. In addition to being the chief academic officer at Penn, Price is the Steven H... Read More »


Take A Listen To the Description of English 90S.01 "Mystery Fiction" Offered Spring 2017

Friday, December 2, 2016

What will Spring 2017 English 90S.01 "Mystery Fict" be about?           Read More »


Take A Listen To the Description of English 90S.04 "Space After Space Travel" Offered Spring 2017

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

What will Spring 2017 English 90S.04 "Space After Space Travel" be about?         Read More »


Take A Listen To the Description of English 90S.02 "Writing Poetry & Pop Music" Offered Spring 2017

Monday, November 28, 2016

What will Spring 2017 English 90S.02 "Writing Poetry & Pop Music" be about?                                         Read More »


2017 Spring Breakthrough program

Thursday, November 17, 2016

WHAT is Spring Breakthrough? Five-day seminars taught by some of Duke’s most engaging professors. These courses, and all meals and materials, are 100% free. There are no pre-reqs, grades, or credits. The only expectation is that you attend and engage with the group. Participation will be noted on... Read More »


English 390S: Hitchcock & Co. Taught by Michael Valdez Moses

Monday, November 14, 2016

Where might you find a lecture on Alfred Hitchcock films at Duke University?  On Wednesday, October 26, Professor Michael Valdez Moses and his students discussed and analyzed Alfred Hitchcock’s 1958 classic psychological thriller Vertigo starring James Stewart. This fall 30+ Duke... Read More »


English Alum - Julia Love, Technology Correspondent, Reuters

Monday, November 7, 2016

Degree and Year:  BA 2011 Professional Title:  Technology Correspondent Employer:  Reuters Professional Background:  Journalism How has being an English graduate from Duke University helped shape your professional success?:  The writing skills I honed at Duke have helped me earn a place... Read More »


STUDENTS FLY TO THE MOON WITH A SINGER WHO CHANGED AMERICAN CULTURE

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

English Professor Thomas Ferraro pulled a fast one on his seminar students in a class on Frank Sinatra a few weeks ago. Knowing that he was working with a generation used to listening to music digitally through ear buds, he started the course playing Sinatra songs from CDs and mp3 files. Then one... Read More »


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