Research Spotlight: David A. Brewer

December 4, 2019
David A. Brewer

Each month, the Communications Team reaches out to members of the Department of English faculty and asks them to elaborate on a current research or creative project they are working on or have recently completed. For this month, we asked Associate Professor David A. Brewer to talk about his book project that examines eighteenth-century readers’ construction of authors not as individual persons, but as reputations to be put to use.

Oh, the places you’ll go (with an English degree)!

November 26, 2019
Business woman
If you ever want to identify the English major in the room, just shout something along the lines of, “What can you even do with an English degree?” Follow the choked sounds of protest and the visceral scent of indignation, and there: you’ve found them.

Obsession Story: Jared Gardner and tattoos

November 15, 2019
Picture of Prof. Gardner's tattoos
For this series, we reach out to a member of the department who has a very particular obsession and ask them to share it with the world. In this edition, Professor of English and Director of Popular Culture Studies Jared Gardner shares his obsession with inkbut not the printing kind.

Teston's book wins second major award

October 29, 2019
Christa Teston

The Association for the Rhetoric of Science, Technology and Medicine (ARSTM) has announced the winner of its 2019 Book Award: Bodies in Flux: Scientific Methods for Negotiating Medical Uncertainty (University of Chicago Press 2017) by Associate Professor Christa Teston. This award will be presented to Teston during the National Communication Association conference on Nov. 16 in Baltimore, Md. This is the second major award Teston’s book has received.