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Jay Arora: From Slop to Soul

Tuesday, November 5, 2019

Jay Arora is a senior pursuing an interdisciplinary major in English and Public Policy. While he has enjoyed English since a young age, he came into Duke planning to major in Public Policy because he questioned the viability of majoring in English. But after taking Public Policy 155, Jay realized... Read More »


Photo of William Blackburn pouring tea for English 104, February 1947. Photo courtesy of Duke University Archives.

Duke Creative Writing Is on the Rise

Monday, November 4, 2019

For undergraduates interested in creative writing, the halls of the English department in the Allen Building come with a few history lessons. Read More »


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Reframing the PhD: Takeaways from the English Department’s Careers Panel

Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Given the state of the academic job market, I was worrying about job prospects before I even entered my English Ph.D. program. I remember, when I visited Duke with my prospective cohort, asking the Director of Graduate Studies about their job placement statistics. I received a carefully worded... Read More »


DEMAN Weekend 10th Anniversary

English Alums Participating in 2019 DEMAN Weekend

Friday, October 25, 2019

The weekend of November 1-2, 2019, will mark the 10th Annual DEMAN (Duke Entertainment, Media, and Arts Network) Weekend at Duke.  DEMAN Arts & Media weekend is the annual signature event at Duke that brings together students and alumni interested in creative industries.  DEMAN Weekend is a... Read More »


Artist Jimmie Banks created these drawings of speakers slated to participate in Duke’s upcoming DEMAN Weekend November 1-2 on ca

A Decade of DEMAN: How a Networking Weekend Has Blossomed

Thursday, October 24, 2019

Alumni in entertainment and other creative industries will return to campus November 1-2 for panel discussions and meetings with students Read More »


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New Writing 101 class teaches first-years through black feminist lens

Monday, October 21, 2019

Jessica Covil, a third-year doctoral candidate studying English, African and African American studies and gender, sexuality and feminist studies, is the creator and instructor of the Black Feminism in Pop Culture course.  Read More »


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How America saved old-fashioned English grammar

Monday, October 21, 2019

Is America ruining English or giving it new life? Most of this old transatlantic debate concerns words.  Read More »


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President Price in DC: Discussing University Priorities and Celebrating General Martin Dempsey

Friday, October 18, 2019

President Vincent Price returned to Washington, D.C. on October 16 for a day of meetings and events that emphasized a host of Duke's federal priorities and cultivated both new and existing relationships. Read More »


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English 90S.04 “Success and Failure”: Joker Screening

Thursday, October 17, 2019

On Wednesday, October 9th, students from English 90S.04, “Success and Failure: ‘Striving’ in Literature and Film,” went to see Joker with their professor, Catherine Lee, Ph. D. candidate in English. In class, in the course of exploring various narratives that engage with the theme of... Read More »


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Upcoming From Slavery to Freedom Lab's Events

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Please join the From Slavery to Freedom Lab on Tuesday, October 22, 2019, for two events with Dr. Tracy Sharpley-Whiting, Gertrude Conaway Vanderbilt Distinguished Professor of Humanities and Chair of the Department of African American and Diaspora Studies at... Read More »


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