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ENG 336 Shakespeare through 1600 with Professor Joesph Porter

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

I shuffle through the crowded chairs, making my way to my usual spot at the back of the classroom. Absentmindedly thumbing through my book, the words of arguably the greatest writer in English history moving beneath my fingers a dozen pages at a time, I wait for class to begin.  Prof. Porter sits... Read More »


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America’s Bilingual Roots

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Dominika Baran reminds us of the history and value of America’s multilingual past Read More »


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Student Movements and Social Histories: A Summer with Story+

Monday, August 20, 2018

In the summer of 2018, I worked as a graduate mentor in the Story+ Summer Research Program, specifically in the Allen Building Takeover at 50 project that was sponsored by the Rubenstein Library.  Read More »


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Books By Duke Authors to Full Your Summer Tote Bag

Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Explore the role of good arguments in a functioning democracy, the path to a bright green future, China’s ‘green religion’ and the world of a medieval mystic.  Here’s summer reading to educate and entertain: A new look at the continuing influence of ancient Roman political thought; a deep look at... Read More »


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English Welcomes Visiting Fiction Writer and Asian American Scholar

Friday, July 27, 2018

This Fall the English Department is excited to welcome Duke alum, Lucy Corin, as Visiting Blackburn Professor and UC Irvine scholar, Ryan Ku, as Asian American Postdoctoral Associate.  Professor Corin will teach creative writing and Professor Ku will teach a course in Asian American Studies. Lucy... Read More »


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Duke To Test DukeAlert System On Wednesday - July 18, 2018

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

As part of its emergency preparedness plans, Duke will test the DukeALERT mass notification system on Wednesday, July 18. Beginning at 10 a.m., all faculty, students and staff will receive a test email, and a text message will be sent to the mobile devices of all students, faculty, and staff who... Read More »


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Announcing the Winner of the 2018 Northwestern University Press Poetry Prize

Thursday, June 21, 2018

Cave Canem and Northwestern University Press congratulate Tsitsi Jaji on receiving the 2018 prize for her second book of poems, Mother Tongues, selected by Matthew Shenoda.  The Cave Canem Northwestern University Press Poetry Prize is a second-book award... Read More »


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And Now What? 2018 Duke English Graduates

Thursday, June 14, 2018

As the English Department celebrated its graduate ceremony on May 16, 2018, twenty-eight students crossed the stage as they stepped closer to their professional goals and dreams.    On April 25, 2018, the English Department emailed a brief survey to the department's graduating class to ask “What’s... Read More »


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Summer 2018 Plans for Duke English Majors, Minors, & PhD Candidates

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Before the end of the Spring Semester and the Summer Fun began a survey was sent to the class 2019 and beyond English majors, minors, and PhD candidates to get an idea of how they would be spending their summer.     Read More »


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Matthew Omelsky 2018 Duke English Ph.D. Graduate Shares His Experience

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Matthew Omelsky, 2018 Duke English Ph.D. graduate, recently sat down and reflected on his time at Duke and the Duke experience.  Matthew completed his undergraduate studies in Africana Studies and Politics at New York University.  His interest in African diasporic cultures took root during his jazz... Read More »


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