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Professor Aarthi Vadde and Melanie Micir Are the 2020 Recipients of the Florence Howe Award in English

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Professor Aarthi Vadde and Melanie Micir, an Assistant Professor of English at Washington University in St. Louis, are the 2020 recipients of the Florence Howe Award in English for their essay “Obliterature.” Professors Vadde and Micir collaborated on this essay, which was published in Volume 25,... Read More »


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Hannah Rogers Honored With 2020 Dean's Award for Excellence in Teaching

Friday, January 10, 2020

The Graduate School has announced the recipients of its 2020 Dean's Awards, which recognize outstanding efforts in mentoring, teaching, and creating an inclusive environment for graduate education at Duke.   English PhD candidate Hannah Rogers is one of three recipients of the 2020 Dean's Award for... Read More »


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Harriet Tubman's Life In Pictures

Wednesday, January 8, 2020

Students in Story+ project explore the different sides to an abolitionist, political activist, feminist and warrior Read More »


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Remembering Writer Scholar and Teacher Joe Ashby Porter

Wednesday, December 18, 2019

The acclaimed fiction writer and Shakespeare scholar taught at Duke for almost 40 years. Read More »


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Dorothy Adu-Amankwah: Narratives of Trauma

Friday, December 13, 2019

I met Dorothy during our BASS Connections project which focused on how expressive writing can help survivors of childhood cancer. Her compassion and genuine interest in other’s stories were constants in our discussions of trauma. I wasn’t surprised at all to learn that she’d channeled this into her... Read More »


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Combining STEM and English

Thursday, December 12, 2019

As a biology and English double major, I’ve found the intersection between STEM and English interesting but lonely. The increasing push for interdisciplinarity in academia has helped shrink the chasm that divides humanities and STEM; however, the chasm remains. I’ve joked with friends that if I had... Read More »


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English 235: Shakespeare on Love

Thursday, December 12, 2019

This semester (Fall 2019), I took Shakespeare on Love with Professor Sarah Beckwith. This class gathered an interesting range of students from theater studies majors to goodness-I-just-need-an-ALP upperclassmen. I signed up to fulfill the Area I requirement and because my advisor had nothing but... Read More »


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Introduction to Poetry with Professor Tsitsi Jaji

Wednesday, December 11, 2019

This Fall 2019 semester, Professor Tsitsi Jaji taught Introduction to Poetry. This class came at an exciting time for her as she published her own poetry book Mother Tongues in November. Professor Jaji has never taught this class before, but quickly confirmed that she is “having great fun... Read More »


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The English Major’s Guide to the Office of Undergraduate Scholarships and Fellowships (OUSF)

Wednesday, December 11, 2019

The Office of Undergraduate Scholarships and Fellowships (OUSF) located in Smith Warehouse is home to comfortable couches, free sodas, and Duke’s many helpful scholarship advisors. Within this office, a few divisions coexist including undergraduate merit scholarships, affiliated programs, and... Read More »


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Randomly Assigned Roommates: What are the Effects?

Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Meeting your new roommate on move-in day might be a bit daunting, but what effect does a random roommate policy have on students over the course of the year? Dr. Sarah Gaither of Duke’s Psychology & Neuroscience department explains the benefits of randomly assigned roommates revealed in her... Read More »


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