The English Department is delighted to announce Gabrielle Fuentes, who is currently completing her Ph.D. at the University of Georgia, will be joining us this fall as a faculty member in the Program in Creative Writing.
Billionaire investor Mark Cuban observes, "the nature of jobs is changing," and suggests, "English, philosphy, and foreign language majors as just some of the majors that will do well in the future job market."
Harold Jerome Herman, who taught in the English Department for more than three decades, died on December 12, 2016, at the Washington Hospital Center, Washington, DC, after a brief illness. He was 87 years old.
The Modern Language Association's Annual Convention is being held in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania from January 5th through the 8th. Those presenting from the Department include faculty members and graduate students.
The late sixteenth-century penal debt bond, which allowed an unsatisfied creditor to seize the body of his debtor, set in motion a series of precedents that would haunt the legal, philosophical, and moral problem of property-in-person in England and America for centuries. Focusing on a historical juncture at which debt litigation was not merely an aspect of society but seemed to engulf it completely, Of Bondage examines a culture that understood money and the body of the borrower as comparable forms of property that impinged on one another at the moment of default.