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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 »


Two Duke Seniors Named Rhodes Scholars

Thursday, January 14, 2016

Duke Today | November 22, 2015 DURHAM, NC – Duke University seniors Laura Roberts of Dallas and John “Jay” Ruckelshaus of Indianapolis were among the 32 recipients selected this weekend for prestigious Rhodes Scholarships. Roberts is a Global Human Rights Scholar and Lowell Aptman... Read More »


In Memory: Professor Emeritus Wallace “Wally” Jackson (1929-2015)

Thursday, December 10, 2015

We celebrate the life of Wallace "Wally" Jackson. He was our mentor, colleague, and a former chairman of the English Department. We continue to be inspired by his lifelong pursuit of learning and his passion for teaching. November 23, 1930 – November 29, 2015 Wallace “Wally”... Read More »


Poet and Editor Returns to Alma Matter with Advice

Monday, November 30, 2015

“I'll dent the garage door with my head, siphon Crown Royal from your liquor cabinet, jump from a gondola in Venice. I'll smash my ankle with a hammer, drive through stop signs with my eyes closed, cost you thousands in medical bills. Forget about sleeping. I'll dominate the prayers you keep... Read More »


Searching for empathy in the humanities: what's in a narrative

Monday, November 23, 2015

By Chris Lee | Thursday, October 15 When I was in eighth grade, I had an English teacher named Mrs. Johnson. During the last period of the school day, I would sit in the back corner of her classroom and listen while she led recitations of “Julius Caesar” or discussions of film scenes from “Amadeus... Read More »


Alumna Takes Her Skills To Silicon Valley

Monday, November 16, 2015

ENGLISH ALUMNA TAKES HER SKILLS TO SILICON VALLEY When I ask Brea Davenport (English ‘12) her take on English majors, she describes her sophomore year experience of strolling into the Academic Advising Center to declare her major just as the deadline was passing. “We’re late,” she says of her... Read More »


Salon an evening of poetry

Monday, November 16, 2015

The Archive hosts Salon: an evening of poetry to showcase and celebrate Duke's literary community of poets. The program will include poetry readings of Duke faculty Nathaniel Mackey, the Reynolds Price Professor of Creative Writing, and Joseph... Read More »


Beyond Reformation? by David Aers

Monday, November 16, 2015

In Beyond Reformation? An Essay on William Langland’s Piers Plowman and the End of Constantinian Christianity, David Aers presents a sustained and profound close reading of the final version of William Langland’s Piers Plowman, the most searching Christian poem of the Middle Ages in English. His... Read More »


Brodhead, Faculty Step Up for a Marathon Reading of 'Paradise Lost' Friday

Thursday, November 12, 2015

DURHAM, NC – It’s probably the most famous text ever written about devils and their doings. So it’s fitting that when a bunch of Blue Devils gather Friday for a 10-hour reading, they will read from the pages of Milton’s “Paradise Lost”. The reading, organized by the Duke English department, takes... Read More »


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