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Jessica Stark, Awarded 2019 Dean’s Award for Excellence in Teaching

Thursday, January 17, 2019

The English Department is proud to share that The Graduate School is honoring English Ph.D., candidate Jessica Stark as one of the four 2019 Dean’s Award for Excellence in Teaching winners.   “I love teaching as a means to share my most longstanding passion for examining the nuances and radical... Read More »


Image from NYT Article: The best harpooners among the Lamalerans are revered. Credit Doug Bock Clark

The Real-Life Story of ‘The Last Whalers’ Reads Like a First-Rate Novel

Monday, January 14, 2019

The novelist Thomas McGuane moved to Montana many years ago, he has said, because he didn’t want “writer hands.” He wanted to hunt and fish and walk outdoors. He wanted to avoid a soft life. The journalist Doug Bock Clark, in order to write his immersive, densely reported and altogether remarkable... Read More »


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English Alum, Doug Bock Clark, '09, 2018 DEMAN Talk Featured Guest, Releases First Book

Monday, January 7, 2019

English Alum Doug Bock Clark’s non-fiction work entitled The Last Whalers: Three Years in the Far Pacific with a Courageous Tribe and a Vanishing Way of Life is being released by Little, Brown and Company, January 8, 2019 and is currently available of for pre-order on Amazon, ... Read More »


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Graduate School awards 6 Professional Development Grants for 2019

Tuesday, December 18, 2018

The Graduate School has awarded six Professional Development Grants for 2019. The grants, established in 2014, provide up to $2,000 to help graduate students and their departments create discipline-specific professional development programming and resources for exploring both academic and broad... Read More »


Jasmin Jin

The Process and Writing of a Thesis with Jasmin Jin

Sunday, December 16, 2018

Going into school, many people have heard of a thesis and usually understand that it is a long independent project. However, because very few people really get the chance to have complete control over the subject, form, deadlines, and all the other things that come with a class, it is hard to... Read More »


Cathy Choi

A Junior's Experience in the English Department with Cathy Choi

Sunday, December 16, 2018

While most of the articles on this page are written about department events, alumni, or seniors, I wanted to take the change to highlight a current Junior’s experience in the English department as she looks into her second semester of Junior year and her final Senior year at Duke. Cathy Choi is a... Read More »


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"Excess Women" Presented by The Little Corner Reading Series

Thursday, December 13, 2018

On December 1, a chilly, rainy, Saturday night in Durham NC, several dozen poetry fans ventured out to the Duke Coffeehouse for Little Corner presents: Excess Women.  Jessica Q Stark and Hannah VanderHart both Ph.D. candidates in the Duke English Department are the organizers of Duke's Little... Read More »


FlexMed

English and Medicine? Paving New Paths Into Old Industries with Duke Students

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

When most people think of medicine, they usually assume that someone who is pre-med would major in Biology, Chemistry, or some other science. However, with the FlexMed Program at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai (ISMMS), that is not necessarily the case. This year, sophomore English... Read More »


Alex Bratton

Alum Alex Bratton's Transition to the Media World

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Having just graduated the NBC Page Program, Alex Bratton (English '17) is looking ahead to her career in the media world. The Page Program, which takes a class of twenty Pages every three months, is a rotational program that lasts a year. Bratton started last August and for the first three months... Read More »


Jackson Prince

Jackson Prince? More Like Jack(son) of All Trades!

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

From directing the 2018 Fall production of The Addams Family to being an essential member of The Chronicle, Jackson Prince does it all. I first met Jackson my second year at Duke when I took a class on The Western with Professors Moses and Ferraro. Jackson was immediately... Read More »


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