A symposium organized by Professors Wendy Hesford and Amy Shuman brings into critical conversation the fields of queer studies, disability studies, and human rights, with particular attention to how the discourse of human rights maps vulnerability
Director of Creative Writing Michelle Herman recently shared some exciting news with the English Department community: “Our own Claire Vaye Watkins (MFA 2011) has won The Story Award (beating out her co-finalists Junot Diaz and Dan Chaon).&qu
Jim Phelan, Distinguished University Professor, English, has been awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Philosophy by Aarhus University, Aarhus, Denmark.
Professor Kay Halasek and Professor Erin McGraw have been named as recipients of the 2013 Alumni Award for Distinguished Teaching.
The faculty staff and students of the Department of English have been informed of the appointment of Professor Sebastian D.G. Knowles as the next Chair of the Department, pending approval by the Board of Trustees.
Professor Jared Gardner’s The Rise and Fall of Early American Magazine Culture (published by the University of Illinois Press) is