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English Alum - Stacy (Smith) Gray, VP - Legal Counsel, Belk, Inc.

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Degree and Year:  BA 1999 Professional Title:  VP - Legal Counsel Employer:  Belk, Inc.   Professional Background:  In-House attorney at Belk; Attorney at Alston & Bird LLP; Law Clerk for The Honorable Joseph R. Goodwin, United States District Court for the Southern District of West... Read More »


Remembering Srinivas Aravamudan at Duke-FHI

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

A Remembrance by Deborah Jenson, FHI Director At the Franklin Humanities Institute, we mourn the passing of our former Director Srinivas Aravamudan. During his visionary directorship the FHI was named a University Institute (then known as “Signature Institute”) and became the home of the Consortium... Read More »


English Alum - Donna Jackson Nakazawa, Science Journalist, Author, Lecturer

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

When I was at Duke, I was able, with the help of English Department Dean Ellen Wittig, to combine English Literature, Creative Writing, Women's Studies and Public Policy into an interdisciplinary degree. At the time, I had no idea what my plan was -- I just knew these were courses -- taught by Jim... Read More »


Department Announces Awards For the 2015-16 Academic Year

Thursday, May 5, 2016

The Department of English is pleased to announce the following awards for the Fall 2015-Spring 2016 academic year: Stanley E. Fish Award for Outstanding Work in British Literature Matthew T. King, “The Centrality of Courtship: Wooing Katherine and the Meaning of Henry V”... Read More »


2016 Creative Writing Award Winners

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Schutte Senior Writing Award  Gwen Hawkes NON-FICTIONGeorge Lucaci Award for Creative Nonfiction (co-winners) Andrew Tan-Delli Cicchi, “A Summer of Eggplant” Rosa Yang, “Telling Time” POETRYAcademy of American Poets Prize... Read More »


Judith Ruderman Has Been Named Winner of the 2017 Harry T. Moore Award

Friday, April 29, 2016

The Executive Committee of the D. H. Lawrence Society of North America (DHLSNA) has named Judith Ruderman, Visiting Professor in the English at Duke University and Paul Poplawski, Senior Lecturer in English at the University of Leicester as recipients of the 2017 Harry T. Moore Award for Lifetime... Read More »


Watch the Duke Community in a Marathon Reading of Shakespeare's Sonnets

Friday, April 15, 2016

Durham, NC - With the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare's death coming this Saturday, the Department of English invited members of the Duke community to celebrate the bard's work with a marathon reading of his sonnets at three sites across campus. The readings in Bostock Library, Duke... Read More »


Duke Flags Lowered: Humanities Advocate Srinivas Aravamudan Dies

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Durham, NC - Srinivas Aravamudan, professor of English and former dean of the humanities at Duke, died on Wednesday. He was 54. Aravamudan, a scholar of 18th-century British and French literature and postcolonial literature, was also a champion of the humanities, committed to nurturing and... Read More »


Tsitsi Jaji Awarded African Literature Association Prize

Monday, April 11, 2016

Tsitsi Jaji was awarded the First Book Award by the African Literature Association during their annual meeting in Atlanta, GA, this past weekend for her work Africa in Stereo: Modernism, Music, and Pan-African Solidarity. Africa in Stereo... Read More »


The Making of Chad Dickerson '93

Monday, March 14, 2016

Chad Dickerson ’93 discovered the Duke Coffeehouse as a freshman, and for the next three years he hardly left. A Southern-born kid with an unconventional streak, he found the DIY café and music venue at the edge of East Campus a welcome alternative to mainstream campus culture. He was enthralled by... Read More »


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