Faculty News

December 16, 2015
We are delighted to announce that Wai Chee Dimock has been named the Editor of PMLA, succeeding Simon Gikandi.  PMLA is the journal of the Modern Language Association of...
December 4, 2015
Since 1974, Robert Stepto has taught legions of Yale students in the fields of African American studies, American studies, and English. In October, his distinguished career...
December 2, 2015
Anthony Reed to Receive the MLA’s William Sanders Scarborough Prize for an Outstanding Scholarly Study of Black American Literature or Culture; Mary Helen Washington to...
September 15, 2015
  It wouldn’t take the sleuthing skills of world-famous detectives Hercule Poirot and Miss Marple to solve the mystery of why their creator Agatha Christie is still so...
August 21, 2015
Mighty Casey gets his happy ending Not 20 years after Casey’s infamous strikeout at home plate, sportswriter Grantland Rice attempted to redeem the humbled batter. In 1906 he...
June 3, 2015
The English Department is delighted to report that Anthony Reed’s book, Freedom Time, has been selected for Yale’s Samuel and Ronnie Heyman Prize, founded to...
June 1, 2015
The Department of English is pleased to announce that Louise Glück has won the Gold Medal from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. The Academy describes the history of...