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In Memory: Professor Emeritus Dale B.J. Randall (1929-2016)

In Memory: Professor Emeritus Dale B.J. Randall (1929-2016)

Monday, August 1, 2016

With deep sadness, we announce the news that Dale B.J. Randall passed away on Sunday, July 24.   Dale was a respected scholar in Renaissance literature and an integral part of both the English department and the Theater Studies department.  He will be missed by all who knew him.   A memorial... Read More »


English Alum - Elizabeth Brantley, Owner of Echo Online Advertising

English Alum - Elizabeth Brantley, Owner of Echo Online Advertising

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Degree and Year:  BA 2007 Professional Title:  Small Business Owner Employer:  Echo Online Advertising   Professional Background:  Corporate Advertising   How has being an English graduate from Duke University helped shape your professional success?:  Advertising without both a strong... Read More »


Christopher Catanese Wins 2016 Ralph Cohen Prize

Christopher Catanese Wins 2016 Ralph Cohen Prize

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

The English Department would like to congratulate, graduate student, Christopher Catanese for essay "Refinement and Romantic Genre" which was selected as the winner of the 2016 Ralph Cohen Prize.  His essay will be published in a future issue of New Literary History.   Read more about the ... Read More »


English Alum - Caroline Sturm, Marketing Director, Cardlytics

English Alum - Caroline Sturm, Marketing Director, Cardlytics

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Degree and Year:  BA 2006 Professional Title:  Marketing Director Employer:  Cardlytics   Professional Background:  I joined Google's ad sales team after graduating Duke and eventually transferred to Google Beijing's growing team. There I served in several roles including Account... Read More »


Recent Faculty Recognition

Monday, July 18, 2016

The English Department would like to congratulate three members of its faculty for accomplishments that have recently garnered professional recognition. Judith Ruderman (English) has won the 2017 Harry T. Moore Award for Lifetime Achievement in D.H. Lawrence Studies, given by the D... Read More »


Preparing for Job Market, Grad Students Create Online Lessons for Humanities Center

Preparing for Job Market, Grad Students Create Online Lessons for Humanities Center

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Duke Today Doctoral students in the humanities know they’ll be entering a tight job market. This summer, four Duke students gained an edge by building their pedagogical skills at the National Humanities Center in Durham. Each student chose a text that addresses elements of a... Read More »


English Alum - Daniel Riley, Magazine Editor/Novelist, GQ Magazine/Conde Nast

English Alum - Daniel Riley, Magazine Editor/Novelist, GQ Magazine/Conde Nast

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Degree and Year:  BA 2008 Professional Title:  Magazine Editor/Novelist Employer:  GQ Magazine/Conde Nast   Professional Background:  I'm a senior editor at GQ Magazine in New York. After graduating from Duke in 2008, I interned at Slate Magazine and then started at GQ as an editorial... Read More »


English Alum - Sara Womble, Emerging Artist, Boston Lyric Opera

English Alum - Sara Womble, Emerging Artist, Boston Lyric Opera

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Degree and Year:  BA 2010 Professional Title:  Emerging Artist  Employer:  Boston Lyric Opera (I am also a freelancer, singing often in the New England area, and this summer (2016) making a role debut in San Diego)   Professional Background:  After graduating from Duke, I moved to... Read More »


English Alum - Stacy (Smith) Gray, VP - Legal Counsel, Belk, Inc.

English Alum - Stacy (Smith) Gray, VP - Legal Counsel, Belk, Inc.

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Degree and Year:  BA 1999 Professional Title:  VP - Legal Counsel Employer:  Belk, Inc.   Professional Background:  In-House attorney at Belk; Attorney at Alston & Bird LLP; Law Clerk for The Honorable Joseph R. Goodwin, United States District Court for the Southern District of West... Read More »


English Alum - Donna Jackson Nakazawa, Science Journalist, Author, Lecturer

English Alum - Donna Jackson Nakazawa, Science Journalist, Author, Lecturer

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

When I was at Duke, I was able, with the help of English Department Dean Ellen Wittig, to combine English Literature, Creative Writing, Women's Studies and Public Policy into an interdisciplinary degree. At the time, I had no idea what my plan was -- I just knew these were courses -- taught by Jim... Read More »


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