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Author,Viral
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
2013
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
Effacement
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
Devotion
Houghton Mifflin,2007
Civilization
Flood Editions,2006
From the Book of Giants
2006
Genealogy
HarperCollins,2006
Dark Wild Realm
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt,2006
In Fond Remembrance of Me
Picador,2005
Argument & Song: Sources and Silences in Poetry
Handsel,2003
Drastic
William Morrow,2002
The Chauffeur
Picador,2002
The Northern Lights
Picador,2001
Now That My Father Lies Down Beside Me: New and Selected Poems, 1970-2000
Ecco,2001
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
Picador,2000
The Reef
University of Chicago Press,1999
The Neighbor
University of Chicago Press,1995

News

May 15, 2015
Jamie Lee '13, was recently interviewed about Access2Alumni, which she helped market in 2013. In the interview, Lee gives a shoutout to the Department and her degree in English which she believes has given her many valuable skills.
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 13, 2015
With alumna Dr. Eleanor Heginbotham at the Georgetown Neighborhood Library (Wisconsin and R).
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
Stanley Plumly has won the 2015 Truman Capote Award for Literary Criticism and is a 2015 Recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship.
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.
May 5, 2015
Jonathan Auerbach was recently quotes in The Moscow Times in an article titled, "Russia's Media Offensive Seen by the West as Real Threat."
May 5, 2015
Two faculty members have been selected for the English department's first Teaching Excellence Awards for Professional Track Faculty. The recipients of the 2015 awards are Alexandra Calloway and Lyra Hilliard.