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

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

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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 »


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 »

English Alum - Aaron Dinin, Co-Founder, Lead Developer, RocketBolt

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Degree and Year:  BA 2005   Professional Title:  Co-Founder, Lead Developer   Employer:  RocketBolt ​ Professional Background: PhD in English; Senior software engineer; Founder ofa venture-backed technology startup; 2012 Microsoft Fellow; Author ofThe Krzyzewskiville Tales How has... Read More »

English Department Holds Outdoors Reading of 'The Great Gatsby,' Wednesday

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

These lines are meant to be read out loud:“Gatsby believed in the green light, the orgastic future that year by year recedes before us. It eluded us then, but that’s no matter—tomorrow we will run faster, stretch our arms further . . . And one fine morning—  “So we beat on, boats against the... Read More »

English Alum - Holly Hilliard, Literary Assistant, Sterling Lord Literistic, Inc.

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Degree and Year:  BA 2013 Professional Title:  Literary Assistant Employer:  Sterling Lord Literistic, Inc.   Professional Background:  Editorial intern at One Story magazine and Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill How has being an English graduate from Duke University helped shape your... Read More »

English Alum - Amar Parikh, Doctor, NYU Langone Medical Center

Friday, September 9, 2016

Degree and Year:  BA 2009 Professional Title:  Doctor Employer:  NYU Langone Medical Center   Professional Background:  After graduation, I went to medical school at Mount Sinai School of Medicine, a prominent medical school in New York City known for both its commitment to East Harlem... Read More »