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W.W. Norton,2015
cover of "The Man Who Walked Away"
Author,The Man Who Walked Away: A Novel
Bloomsbury USA,2014
,I Hate to Leave This Beautiful Place
,The Figure of a Man Being Swallowed by a Fish
The University of Chicago Press,2012
,An Individual History
W. W. Norton & Company,2012
,Orphan Hours
W. W. Norton & Company,2012
Author,What is Left the Daughter
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt,2010
Flood Editions,2010
Editor,At the Barriers: On the Poetry of Thom Gunn
University of Chicago Press,2009
,The Last Summer of the World: A Novel
W. W. Norton & Company,2008
,Posthumous Keats: A Personal Biography
W. W. Norton,2008
,Make Us Wave Back
University of Michigan Press,2007
,The Haunting of L.
Farrar, Strauss, and Giroux,2007
Houghton Mifflin,2007
Flood Editions,2006
,From the Book of Giants
,Dark Wild Realm
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt,2006
,In Fond Remembrance of Me
,Argument & Song: Sources and Silences in Poetry
William Morrow,2002
,The Chauffeur
,The Northern Lights
,Now That My Father Lies Down Beside Me: New and Selected Poems, 1970-2000
,The World's Room
University of Chicago Press,2001
,The Shape of Things to Come
William Morrow,2001
,The Ledge
Houghton Mifflin,2000
,The Museum Guard
,The Reef
University of Chicago Press,1999
,The Neighbor
University of Chicago Press,1995


May 25, 2016
Three faculty members have been selected for the English department's second annual Teaching Excellence Awards for Professional Track Faculty. The recipients of the 2016 awards are Doug Kern, Justin Lohr, and Marybeth Shea.
May 19, 2016
Jeremy Metz's (Ph.D. Candidate in Comparative Literature) short biography of Yanick Lahens, prominent Haitian novelist and essayist, appears in the just-published The Dictionary of Caribbean and Afro-Latin American Biography (DCALAB), edited by Franklin W. Knight and Henry Louis Gates, Jr.
May 19, 2016
As a guest of Hamilton College’s DHi, on April 14th Martha Nell Smith delivered a lecture to the college, “Diversity is Not a Luxury in DH: Institutional and Individual Challenges.” The next day she led a seminar, “Queering the Archives,” for faculty of the College.
May 18, 2016
Congratulations to our graduate students on their awards and accomplishments.
May 18, 2016
Joshua Weiner was in Berlin in April, adding to the Berlin Notebook, which the Los Angeles Review of Books will publish this summer as an e-book.  In May he gave poetry readings in London and Prague (Anglo-American U.); he delivered a talk titled, "The Berlin Notebook: Poetry, Politics, Ethics" (University of Warsaw); and another one, titled, "Rock Creek: Poetics of Personal Epic" (Göttingen University). Pages from the Berlin Notebook will appear this summer in "The Threepenny Review" and "B O D Y". 
May 18, 2016
This semester, Julius Fleming, Jr. was awarded the Carter G. Woodson Postdoctoral Fellowship at the University of Virginia. He also delivered an invited lecture at Princeton University, and will give a talk at the International James Baldwin Conference in Paris, France next week. 
May 16, 2016
Bill Peterson (emeritus) spoke about the history of the Kelmscott Press Chaucer on May 11 at the University of Delaware Library.
May 16, 2016
Cameron Mozafari co-led a half-day workshop titled "Corpus-Based Approaches to Writing" at the 2016 Conference on College Composition and Communication. The well-received workshop demonstrated how corpus-linguistic methods can be a useful tool both in- and outside of the classroom for researching and teaching first-year academic writing.Cameron will also present a paper titled "The Cognitive Rhetoric of Emotions" at the Biennial Rhetoric Society of America Conference. This work brings together classical theories of emotion arousal in persuasive discourse with cognitive linguistic methods and insights from cognitive science to begin to describe the ways speakers and writers use language to motivate changes in audiences' feelings.
May 16, 2016
Chris Philpot has poems ("I'm Not Crying You're Crying" and "Genre Fiction") in issue 29 of Columbia Poetry Review. In March Chris presented a paper (Diva Worship as a Queer Poetics of Waste in D. Gilson's Brit Lit) at the National Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association's Annual Conference.
May 16, 2016
Elizabeth Arnold has a longish sequence of poems coming out in Chicago Review this summer. It's a central part of her next book, Skeleton Coast, which is set to appear from Flood Editions at the end of this year.