July 21, 2015
Emily Mitchell's brand new collection, Viral: Stories, published by Norton on June 29, was featured in the New York Times Sunday Book Review (July 10, 2015).
July 15, 2015
For "Synergies among Digital Humanities & African American History & Culture: An Integrated Research and Training Model"
July 2, 2015
Provost Rankin's announcement follows, and lauds Cohen's achievements as a scholar, teacher, and administrator.
June 30, 2015
MFA program alums have published their work in The New Yorker and Agni, among other places. Continue reading to view their recent accomplishments.
June 4, 2015
Emily Mitchell's book of short stories Viral will be published on June 29th. She will be giving two readings in the DC area in July, one at Kramer Books in Dupont Circle on July 13th and one at Bethesda Writers' Center, with short-story writer Lauren Acampora, on July 19th. She has also had two short stories from the collection published in May: "Guided Meditation" in Alaska Quarterly Review and "A Boy My Sister Dated" in Guernica.
May 14, 2015
The following is a list of prizes, awards, and fellowships collected by the faculty and graduate students this spring. Congratulations to all!
May 12, 2015
The Program in Comparative Literature is pleased to announce the winner of the fourth annual CMLT Essay Contest. Niloo Sarabi, whose work focuses on gender in Iranian literature, wrote the winning essay: "Contemporary Iranian Cinema at the Intersection of Arts and Politics: Granaz Moussavi's Aesthetic and Political Vision in My Tehran for Sale," under the guidance of Dr. Oliver Gaycken.
May 12, 2015
Distinguished University Professor Stanley Plumly has been named winner of the 2015 Truman Capote Award for Literary Criticism for his book The Immortal Evening: A Legendary Dinner with Keats, Wordsworth, and Lamb. The $30,000 award is the largest annual cash prize in English-language literary criticism and is administered for the Truman Capote Estate by the University of Iowa Writers' Workshop.
May 8, 2015
Karen Sloan, an ’81 alumna from the department, shares the many twists and turns her English degree has given her.
May 8, 2015
William Dowling '13, has found the skills he learned as an English major invaluable for his career at Federal Reserve.

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