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Chloe McGlynn, Trinity '20, shared her experience as a student in the English Department.

Talking English With Chloe McGlynn

Thursday, April 25, 2019

What is studying English at Duke like? Is it possible to double major with English and another discipline? What advice should prospective English students consider? To learn more about the English Department from an upperclassman perspective, I spoke with Chloe McGlynn. The junior from Livermore,... Read More »


Valerie Muensterman, 2020 Faculty Scholar Recipient

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

The Duke’s English Department at would like to congratulate one of our own, Valerie Muensterman, Class of 2020, for being designated as a Faculty Scholar for the Class of 2020 by the Academic Council and its Faculty Scholars Committee. The Faculty Scholar is awarded each year to a junior scheduled... Read More »


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“Truly Phenomenal” Doctoral Student and “Unparalleled” Postdoc Honored for Outstanding Mentorship

Thursday, April 18, 2019

Doctoral student Kathleen Burns (English) and postdoctoral associate James Herrera(Evolutionary Anthropology) are the winners of the 2019 Bass Connections Award for Outstanding Mentorship. This award recognizes the vital role graduate students and postdocs play in mentoring students on Bass... Read More »


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Congratulations to the 2019 Creative Writing Contest Winners

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Duke English is honored to announce the winners of the 2019 Creative Writing Contests.  English majors and non-major undergraduates are eligible to participate in creative writing contests in the areas of fiction, creative nonfiction, and poetry works.   FICTION The department offers two awards in... Read More »


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Duke English Announces 2019 Creative Writing Scholarship Winners

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Duke English is honored to announce the 2019 Creative Writing Scholarship recipients.  Each spring semester the Creative Writing Committee awards the William M. Blackburn, Francis Pemberton, and Margaret Rose Knight Sanford scholarship to undergraduate students for work done in one or more creative... Read More »


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Duke English Names Caroline Waring, 2019 Critical Essay Award Winner

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Duke English is honoree to announce that Caroline Waring has been selected by the critical essay competition committee as the 2019 Critical Essay Contest winner. The critical essay competition is open for essays written by any Duke undergraduate enrolled in an English department... Read More »


Dr. Taylor Black teaches a Bob Dylan course in the English Department.

On America, Bob Dylan, and Superstition: An Interview with Dr. Taylor Black

Sunday, April 14, 2019

I met Taylor Black in his classroom as students headed out from the day’s lesson. I went in with curiosity and a slight sense of vengeance, having tried and failed to secure a spot in his “Single American Author: Bob Dylan” course. Over the 20 minutes for which the chat lasted, our discussion... Read More »


Tsitsi Jaji (left) and Romeo Oriogun (right) at the Rubenstein Arts Center.

Poetic Traditions in Metamorphosis: Romeo Oriogun Explores New African Poetry

Friday, April 12, 2019

Guests at the Rubenstein Arts Center Ruby Lounge on February 28 were treated to a poetry reading and interview from Romeo Oriogun. Sponsored by the Franklin Humanities Institute with Co-Sponsors including the English Department, the event brought in poets and poetry fans across disciplines and... Read More »


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Duke Makes 12-Month Funding Commitment to Ph.D. Students

Thursday, April 11, 2019

All Ph.D. students in their five-year guaranteed funding period will receive 12-month stipends beginning in fall 2022 Read More »


The Rudolph William Rosati Creative Writing Award Deadline is May 14

Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Are you an undergraduate who enjoys creative writing?  You could win an award for your talents! The Rosati Creative Writing Prize is awarded each spring in recognition of an outstanding work of creative writing.  All Duke undergraduate students are eligible to submit work for consideration. ... Read More »


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