Faculty News

November 11, 2020
In the twentieth century, meter became an object of disdain, reimagined as an automated metronome to be transcended by new rhythmic practices of free verse. Yet meter...
Louise Gluck
October 8, 2020
Louise Glück has been awarded the 2020 Nobel Prize in Literature ”for her unmistakable poetic voice that with austere beauty makes individual existence universal.” Washington...
September 9, 2020
An unprecedented and intimate tour de force of original reporting on the Trump presidency from Bob Woodward. Rage goes behind the scenes like never before, with stunning new...
August 28, 2020
A wide-ranging study of the painted panorama’s influence on art, photography, and film This ambitious volume presents a multifaceted account of the legacy of the circular...
Reading and Not Reading "The Faerie Queene"
July 14, 2020
“I am now in the country, and reading in Spencer’s fairy-queen. Pray what is the matter with me?” The plaint of an anonymous reader in 1712 sounds with endearing frankness a...
April 17, 2020
Amity Gaige’s fourth novel tells the entrancing story of Juliet and Michael Partlow. As their marriage stalls after two children and relative normalcy in suburbia, Michael...
Histories of Dirt
March 9, 2020
Yale News feature: “What’s dirty? English professor explores the question in Lagos” In Histories of Dirt Stephanie Newell traces the ways in which urban spaces and...