News

January 25, 2017
In Spring 2016, members of the New Chaucer Society elected as their new President, long-time Trustee, Ardis Butterfield (John M. Schiff Professor of English, Professor of...
December 19, 2016
A recent review by Seamus Perry in the Times Literary Supplement of the late John Hollander’s The Substance of Shadow: A Darkening Trope in Poetic History (edited by...
December 16, 2016
Alastair Minnis, Douglas Tracy Smith Professor of English, has been elected an Honorary Member of the Royal Irish Academy. Membership of this body is the highest academic...
September 22, 2016
The 2016 MacArthur Fellows have been announced, with our very own Claudia Rankine and Sarah Stillman among this distinguished list.  Claudia and Sarah both joined our faculty...
September 19, 2016
Louise Glück, acclaimed poet and the Rosencrantz Writer in Residence at Yale, is among the 12 distinguished recipients of the 2015 National Humanities Medals. President...
August 26, 2016
This year marks the intersection of two milestones — the 500th year of the formation of the Venetian Ghetto, the area of Venice where Jews were forced to live under the...
August 24, 2016
Max Ritvo, a beloved member of the class of 2013, an English Department major and a member of the Writing Concentration, died on August 23rd, of cancer.  Max was diagnosed...

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