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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 »


Me and the Duke English Department

Finding a Home in the Duke English Department

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Growing up, I was the type of student who usually did better in science classes. I was on the Earth Science Team in middle school that competed with other kids from high schools in the area. From there, my involvement in the sciences grew and I competed in the Physics Olympiad, Biology Team,... Read More »


Professor Ku Class

Duke English Department and the AAS Program

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Since 2002, students at Duke have been pushing the administration to create an Asian American Studies Program. With almost a full quarter of the student body identifying as Asian or Asian American, many students struggled finding a space on campus to learn or process explicitly Asian American... Read More »


Alumae Catherine Ward

Alumnae Academic Adventures with Catherine Ward

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Talking to Catherine Ward, a recent 2018 English major graduate, it is easy to see how her time at Duke created opportunities and influenced her life post graduation. Now, Ward is pursuing a Master of Philosophy in Education (Globalization and International Development) as a Rotary Global Grant... Read More »


Frankenreads and Duke

Frankenreads and Duke

Friday, December 7, 2018

Celebrating the 200th anniversary of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein with Duke University At 9am on October 31, 2019, almost seven hundred organizations partnered with Frankenreads to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein. Universities from... Read More »


Duke Career Center

5 Things I learned at the Career Center

Friday, December 7, 2018

Having issues with your resume? Look no further!     Part of the Career Center’s job is literally to help you tailor your resume to your field of interest. Even if you are starting from scratch and know nothing about resumes or where to start, they can help. The... Read More »


Photo of Lucy Corin, and Maria Kuznetsova

Fiction Writing as a Way of Life: An Event

Monday, November 12, 2018

Fiction Writing as a Way of Life was an event sponsored by the Blackburn Series at Duke University on Wednesday, November 7. It featured Maria Kuznetsova and Lucy Corin who are left and right, respectively, in the title image. I love the title of the event: Fiction Writing as a Way of Life. Yes, ... Read More »


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