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 New Cambridge Companion to Herman Melville provides timely, critical essays on Melville's classic works. The essays have been specially commissioned for this volume and provide a complete overview of Melville's career. Melville's major novels are discussed, along with a range of his short fiction and poetry, including neglected works ripe for rediscovery. The volume includes essays on such new topics as Melville and oceanic studies, Melville and animal studies, and Melville and the planetary, along with a number of essays that focus on form and aesthetics.