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A Moment with Anna Gibson, 2014 Graduate of the English Ph.D. Program

Monday, May 21, 2018

Professor Anna Gibson, 2014 graduate of the Duke English Ph.D. program, is currently a tenure-track assistant professor at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, PA, where her work focuses on 19th-century literature and the Victorian novel. During the Spring and Summer of 2018, while on pre-tenure... Read More »


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Karen Little, 2018 Stephen Horne Award for Excellence in Teaching Winner

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

The English Department at Duke University is honored to announce that Karen Little has been selected as the 2018 Stephen Horne Award for Excellence in Teaching winner.  This award is presented annually to a graduate student instructor in the English Department who best demonstrates outstanding... Read More »


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Jake Fox Talks About Being An English Major at Duke

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Jake Fox, one of the English majors that will be graduating this weekend, , took a few moments to reflect on what his experience as an English major at Duke University has been like, what is next for Jake after graduation, and he also shared some advice for future Duke English Majors or those... Read More »


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Mellon Grant to Boost Humanities at Duke

Friday, May 4, 2018

Duke University will expand on its commitment to a strong humanities curriculum and forge new collaborations beyond campus with a $3 million grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, President Vincent E. Price said Friday. Read More »


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Inaugural Voices Up: A Creative Writing Student Reading

Thursday, May 3, 2018

On April 19, 2018, the Creative Writing faculty in the English Department at Duke University sponsored the Inaugural Voices Up: A Creative Writing Student Reading event at the Duke Coffeehouse.  Voices Up was designed for students in creative writing courses to share their works. The inaugural... Read More »


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2018 Winners of the English Department’s Creative Writing Contests and Scholarships

Thursday, April 26, 2018

The English Department at Duke University is honored to announce the winners of the 2018 Creative Writing Contests and Creative Writing Scholarships.  English majors and non-major undergraduates are eligible to participate in creative writing contests in the areas of fiction, creative nonfiction,... Read More »


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Assessing Our Market Value

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Rachel Gevlin, English Ph.D. candidate recently had the following article published on the Duke Graduate School website. Rachel's article talks about the "Fresh Off the Market" event that was held by graduate students in the English Department on April 6, 2018. Read More »


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black women, black studies, knowledge production

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Four Duke Ph.D.s, who each received certificates in African and African American Studies, have had books with the central theme of blackness published in the past year.  They return to Duke on Tuesday, April 24, for an intellectual reunion highlighting black studies and the importance of women in... Read More »


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English Alum – Cathy Fisher, Writer, Shares Her Experiences

Monday, April 16, 2018

Degree and Year: BA 2007Professional Title: WriterEmployer: Self-Employed As a Duke student, I decided early on that I'd major in English, after flirting briefly with the pre-med track. I graduated in 2007 with a Major in English (High Distinction... Read More »


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Corina Stan's The Art of Distance: Ethical Thinking in Twentieth-Century Literature Is Now Available

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

The Art of Distances is an excellent book that uniquely demonstrates Stan’s amazing talent both as a reader of fictional texts and as a philosophical synthesizer.  She delivers compelling arguments and elegant readings of the texts, making her thesis bold and original in its scope.” ... Read More »


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