Faculty News

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...
Janice Carlisle
May 10, 2019
Janice Carlisle was presented with the William Clyde DeVane Medal for outstanding scholarship and undergraduate teaching by the Phi Beta Kappa Society at their annual dinner...
Jill Campbell
May 9, 2019
Jill Campbell was awarded the Sidonie Miskimin Clauss ’75 Prize for teaching excellence in the humanities at a ceremony held May 8 at the Poorvu Center for Teaching and...