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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...
Marie Borroff
July 11, 2019
Along with the rest of the university and the field of literary studies, the Yale Department of English mourns the passing of one of its own: Sterling Professor Emeritus,...
Cajetan Iheka
July 9, 2019
Please join us in welcoming a new faculty member to the Department of English: Cajetan Iheka. To learn more about his  background, research interests, and what he will be...
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July 8, 2019
Congratulations to the English Department graduate student winners of this year’s departmental prizes: Seo Hee Im: Departmental Prize for the Best Dissertation of the...
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...
Trophy cups
June 21, 2019
Congratulations to the English Department Undergraduate prize winners for 2018-2019! Poetry Academy of American Poets: Rachel Kaufman Albert Stanburrough Cook Prize: Esther...
Sara Powell showing New Haven students Robinson Crusoe book
June 19, 2019
This year the English Department will observe the 300th anniversary of the publication of Defoe’s Robinson Crusoe with a series of events for diverse audiences, from young...