Faculty News

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...
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...
The Ferrante Letters
February 28, 2020
The Yale Book Store will host a book launch event for The Ferrante Letters Monday, March 23 at 6:00pm. Like few other works of contemporary literature, Elena Ferrante’s...
Promiscuous Knowledge
February 27, 2020
Sergey Brin, a cofounder of Google, once compared the perfect search engine to “the mind of God.” As the modern face of promiscuous knowledge, however, Google’s divine...
Naturalizing Africa
July 17, 2019
Judges (Ryan Hediger, Erin James, Robin Murray, Jesse Oak Taylor, and Hsuan Hsu) commented: “Naturalizing Africa brings together the previously separate conversations of...
How Words Make Things Happen
July 1, 2019
Sooner or later, our words take on meanings other than we intended. How Words Make Things Happen suggests that the conventional idea of persuasive rhetoric (which assumes a...
J.D. McClatchy
May 10, 2019
J.D. McClatchy was posthumously honored with the joseph W. Gordon Award for Distinguished Contribution to the Arts and Sciences by Phi Beta Kappa Society at their annuak...