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 »

New Assistant English Professor, Dr. Michael D'Alessandro and Learn About His Fall 2017 Courses

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Michael D’Alessandro holds an M.F.A. in Dramaturgy and Dramatic Criticism from Yale University and a Ph.D. in American Studies from Boston University. His principal research focuses on American literature and theatre history in the long nineteenth century. Whether studying well-known works of the... Read More »

New Assistant English Professor, Dr. Taylor Black and His Fall 2017 Courses

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Taylor Black is a native North Carolinian.  He was born in Durham and split his time growing up between Winston-Salem and the Triangle.  At 18, he left for New York, where he pursued a BA in Black Studies at Hunter College and later earned a Ph.D. in American Studies at Rutgers University.  He is... Read More »

What Are English Majors Reading During the Summer of 2017?

Thursday, August 3, 2017

Before the Spring Semester ended the English Department sent out a brief survey to our English Majors to see what they planned to read over the summer. Their list included classics, recent New York Times bestsellers and literary works that show our majors’ wide range of interests.  Here is a list... Read More »

New Assistant English Professor, Dr. Jarvis C. McInnis and "Conjuring the America"

Monday, July 31, 2017

Professor Dr. Jarvis C. McInnis holds a BA in English from Tougaloo College in Jackson, Mississippi, and a Ph.D. in English & Comparative Literature from Columbia University in the City of New York. Jarvis is an interdisciplinary scholar of African American & African... Read More »

Meet the English Department’s Three New Faculty Members

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Duke University’s English Department will have three new Assistant Professors of English joining the faculty, during the fall of 2018.  Prof. Taylor Black will be joining the faculty from New York University, Prof. Mike D’Alessandro, from Harvard University and Prof. Jarvis McInnis, from Notre Dame... Read More »

English Majors Summer Travel Plans

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

In response to a survey sent out to English Majors before the end of the 2017 Spring Semester, 14% of the survey participants stated that traveling would be a part of their summer vacation.   Some would be traveling for their internship or work while others would be traveling for pleasure.  Robin... Read More »

Ranjana Khanna Appointed to Lead Franklin Humanities Institute

Friday, July 14, 2017

Ranjana Khanna, a noted interdisciplinary and feminist scholar, has been appointed the next director of Duke’s Franklin Humanities Institute (FHI), to begin January 2018, Provost Sally Kornbluth announced this week.   Khanna, who is a professor of English, Literature, and Gender, Sexuality and... Read More »