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2019 English Ice Cream Social in Review

Friday, September 20, 2019

Last Monday, September 16, 2019, Duke English hosted its first English Ice Cream Social.  This event allowed students interested in English as a major, minor or just curious about what courses Duke English offers to learn more about the department and meet the faculty, Ph.D. candidates and more... Read More »


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New Addition: Professor JP Gritton Joins Duke English

Thursday, September 12, 2019

The Duke University English Department welcomes Professor John (JP) Gritton as one of our two new Assistant Professor of the Practice of Creative.  Gritton joins the Duke English department after serving as the Cynthia Woods Mitchell fellow at the University of Houston last year.  Professor Gritton... Read More »


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Professor Julie Andresen Tetel Becomes Professor Emerita of English

Monday, September 9, 2019

Beginning with the new school year Professor Julie Andresen Tetel transitioned to Professor Emerita of English with the Duke English Department.   Professor Tetel initially joined the Duke English Department faculty as an Adjunct Assistant Professor in 1987.     Tetel completed her undergraduate... Read More »


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Duke English Department Welcomes Professor Mesha Maren to the Faculty

Wednesday, September 4, 2019

The English Department welcomes Professor Mesha Maren to our faculty from the University of North Carolina where she served as the Kenan Visiting Writer Fellow.  Maren earned her MFA from Queens College in Charlotte, NC. She has been the recipient of fellowships from the MacDowell Colony, the... Read More »


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Writing is Thinking

Wednesday, August 28, 2019

You are warmly invited to attend a working and planning meeting for the Writing is Thinking Working Group on Wednesday, September 4that 6pm in Allen 314. (Food will be served.) We will be joined by our new colleagues in the English department’s writing program: JP Gritton and Mesha... Read More »


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"The Critic as Amateur" Co-Edited by Professor Aarthi Vadde

Friday, August 16, 2019

Professor Aarthi Vadde has co-edited The Critic as Amateur with Saikat Majumdar.  The Critic as Amateur brings leading and emerging scholars together to explore the role of amateurism in literary studies. While untrained reading has always been central to arenas beyond the academy... Read More »


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Toni Morrison Remembered As A 'Writer For This Age'

Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Recalling the Nobel laureate and the times her life touched Duke. Read More »


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Stumbling Into Utopia

Wednesday, August 7, 2019

In class, looking at both the past and an uncertain tomorrow   Read More »


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Books By Duke Authors for Summer and Beyond

Tuesday, August 6, 2019

Chekhov, Billy Graham, sea levels, Buddhism and the Harlem renaissance are among the topics from Duke authors Read More »


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Duke's Safety App Gets New Look and Features

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Nikki Holland, a dental assistant at the Duke Aesthetic Center, added the free LiveSafe app to her smartphone not long after it was made available to the Duke community in 2016. Aside from the app alerting about downed trees or other incidents such as severe weather, she hasn’t had to use the app’s... Read More »


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