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 »

The Humanities: What's The Big Idea?

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

October 26, 2015 by Tania Lombrozo for An article in The Guardian earlier this year declared: "A war is being waged within the cloistered world of academia." It pressed on, stating that "currently fixed in the crosshairs are the disciplines of the humanities." Read more Read More »

100 Careers for English Majors: They Exist (Really)

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Anyone with an English degree will tell you that picking this major can lead to a lot skeptical questions: “What are you going to do after school?” or “What kind of a job can you really get with an English degree?” Read more Read More »

Journal Publishing at Duke University Press

Friday, October 30, 2015

Published on Oct 29, 2015 Many hours of hard work go into publishing a single journal issue. With over 50 journals at Duke University Press, get to know more about how we work with editorial offices to create beautifully designed, easy-to-read, and readily available journal issues. This video... Read More »

Library Writing and Research Award Winners

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Congratulations to the 2015 Library Writing and Research Award Winners! The Duke University Libraries are pleased to announce the winners of the 2014-2015 library writing and research awards. The Aptman Prize, the Middlesworth Award, and the Holsti Prize recognize excellence in student research... Read More »

Talking Jazz with Nathaniel Mackey and Abdullah Ibrahim

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Duke professor and acclaimed poet Nathaniel Mackey, left, talks with South African jazz legend Abdullah Ibrahim, right, about his remarkable career in music as part of Duke's "Talking Music: Conversations with Scholars, Writers, Archivists, and Artists" series on Thursday. The event was co-... Read More »

Alum Empowers High School Students in Chicago Classroom

Thursday, October 15, 2015

October 15, 2015 Recent Duke graduate Jeffrey Cicurel (English ‘15) leaves for his morning commute from the North Side of Chicago, where he grew up. He arrives at 88th and Aberdeen on the South Side, where he teaches English to high schoolers. “They’re great. And they listen,” he... Read More »

Tsitsi Jaji Reading at West End Poetry Festival

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Jaji will read her poetry at Flyleaf Books on Friday, October 16 at 6:30 p.m. as a part of the West End Poetry Festival. Read More »

For Dissertation in English, Lingold Thrived on Interdisciplinary Collaboration

Friday, September 25, 2015

Durham, NC - Graduate students have a lot of ideas, says Mary Caton Lingold, who is nearing completion of her Ph.D. in English. What they often lack is status and access to resources, which can make it hard to innovate on a larger scale. So tapping into structures designed to bring scholars... Read More »

Writing Poetry

Thursday, August 20, 2015

ENG 220S Introduction to Writing Poetry Inst: Melissa Malouf WF 11:45 am - 1:00 pm You will have the opportunity in this course to engage (as both reader and writer) a variety of poetic forms and styles and moods. We won’t have a textbook — I’ll provide you with... Read More »