"Seven years after William Shakespeare’s death in 1616, two actors from his King’s Men troupe compiled his greatest hits into a collection known as the First Folio—36 plays, from The Tempest to Cymbeline, that form the core of what we traditionally think of when we think of Shakespeare. Of the 750 copies printed of the First Folio, less than a third survive...And one, given to the College as part of a bequest from Allerton Hickmott, Class of 1917, and his wife, Madelyn, is the second-most...[more]
News & Events
The English department at Dartmouth presents the annual William W. Cook lecture Afro-Pessimism & the
Paradox of Affirmation, Thursday, April 21, 4:00PM, Sanborn House.
Cynthia Huntington, a professor of English and creative writing, and Darrin McMahon, the Mary Brinsmead Wheelock Professor in the Department of history, have been awarded prestigious Guggenheim fellowships. Click here.
The 2016 Creative Writing Awards Ceremony will be in Sanborn Library at 4:00 PM on May 12, 2016.
- The deadline for submissions is April 13, 2016.
- Please use a cover sheet to indicate your name, your entry titles, and the prizes for which you would like your work considered.
- Drop off your submissions in 201 Sanborn (the Shakespeare Room) any time before the deadline.
- Fiction and creative nonfiction submissions are limited to one...
The Dartmouth College English Department Presents
MODERNISMS: A CONFERENCE
April 7 & 8, 2016
The conference will bring together scholars working with a range of concepts of modernism and diverse approaches to modernist works. Papers will address modernism in its political and economic as well as aesthetic dimensions, and in its transnational configurations: concerned with literature and art as they work together...[more]
English Department faculty and students enjoy a dinner together in Sanborn Library.
Professors Donald Pease and James Dobson's winter term course, "The American Renaissance: Classic Literature of the 19th Century ," is available to all. For more…Dartmouth Now
Author Salman Rushdie spent over an hour in Sanborn Library discussing the art of creative writing with students during his visit to Dartmouth. Lindsay MacMillan ’16, a student in Professor O’Malley’s senior fiction workshop, called Rushdie’s visit “an incredible opportunity.” For more…http://now.dartmouth.edu/2015/10/salman-rushdie-calls-return-magic-fiction
Tobias Menely, UC Davis, will present, "Earth's Energy: The Rise of Coal and the Dissolution of Form."
Gillen D'Arcy Wood, University of Illinois, will present, "Writing Deep Time: Poe, the Anthropocene, and the Tri-Nation Antarctic Voyages, 1838-43."
Margaret Ronda, UC Davis, will present, "A rescue that comes too late: Ecopoetics and the Matter of Obsolescence."
Sponsored by the Department of English