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Living With Uncertainty and Other Winter Reads From Duke Authors

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Sholarships, memoirs, novels and poems: Faculty and staff offer something for any reader Read More »


Patrick Morgan, 2018 Dean's Award for Excellence in Teaching Recipient

Friday, January 26, 2018

Dean Paula D. McClain has announced the 2018 recipients of the Dean’s Awards for Excellence in MentoringExcellence in Teaching and Inclusive Excellence in Graduate Education.  The university honors the recipients of these prestigious awards for helping to create a... Read More »


Jackson Skeen Named Mitchell Scholar

Monday, November 20, 2017

Jackson Skeen, a Duke senior from Virginia Beach, Virginia, is one of 12 students nationwide selected as George J. Mitchell Scholars. Read More »


GQ, Senior Editor and Author, Daniel Riley Featured As One of 2017 DEMAN Series Speakers

Friday, November 17, 2017

GQ Senior Editor and 2008 English Alum, Daniel Riley was one of the featured speakers during the 2017 DEMAN Weekend.  Riley spoke in front of a packed room in the Allen Building, where he spoke about, “Making Magazines, Publishing Books:  Agents, Editors, & the World of Professional... Read More »


Forbes 30 under 30 list includes 11 former Duke students

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Caroline Fairchild, 28, graduated from Duke cum laude in 2012 with a degree in Public Policy, a minor in English and a Policy Journalism and a Media Studies Certificate. Read More »


Three New English Department Faculty Take Study of Literature Beyond The Novel

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

For Black, McInnis and Michael D’Alessandro – the three new arrivals in Duke’s English department this fall -- words on the page are just one aspect of the study of English literature. All three explore relationships between stories and novels and other American art forms, including music, theater... Read More »


Hannah VanderHart Wins Second Place In the Flyleaf Poetry Contest

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

The English Department would like to congratulate, Ph.D. candidate Hannah VanderHart, on placing second in the Flyleaf Poetry Contest.  Hannah will be participating in Flyleaf Second Thursday Poetry Reading and Open Mic, featuring the winners of the Flyleaf Poetry Contest on Thursday, October 12th. Read More »


Ann Lauterbauch Discusses Poetry, Inspiration In Public Reading

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Last Thursday night, the Branson Hall Theater on East Campus was filled with people who came to hear Ann Lauterbach read her poems. A discussion session with Lauterbach on Friday at East Duke building followed the event. Read More »


Exploring Walden Pond in Kunshan

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Whenever I tell people that I traveled to Duke Kunshan University to teach a course about Henry David Thoreau and China, I often receive a bemused look and a response that goes something like this: “Thoreau seems so quintessentially American. How could you possibly relate him to China, let... Read More »


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