News & Events

  • The 2014 Creative Writing Awards Ceremony is in Sanborn Library at 4pm on May 22, 2014


    • The deadline for submissions is 3pm April 14, 2014
    • 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 short...
  • Are you interested in writing poetry?
    The Frost Place and the English Department are offering three scholarships to Dartmouth English majors and minors for The Frost Place summer conferences in 2014.
    There are three separate conferences:
    The Conference on Poetry and Teaching June 22-­-26, Application Deadline May 15, 2014
    The Frost Place Conference on Poetry from July 13-­-19, Application Deadline June 10. 2014
    The Poetry Seminar from August 3-­-9,...

  • From Dartmouth Now:

    Jeff Sharlet traveled to Russia in November 2013, researching the impact of a 2012 law forbidding the distribution of “homosexual propaganda” to minors.

    Read the story here:


  • Madeline Lesser's thesis, “INWARD APPARITION”: RE-IMAGINING MILTON’S GOD, is this year's winner of the Jonathan B. Rintels Prize,  "for the best honors thesis in the Arts and Humanities for the Class of 2013."

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  • Shannon Draucker '13 to be published in the Madison Journal of Literary Criticism.

    I wrote my essay, "Love Triangles in the Knight's Tale and the Limitations of Queering," for Professor Peter Travis's English 20 class, "The Canterbury Tales," in Fall 2012. In this piece, I draw on René Girard and Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick's work on erotic triangles. My paper is informed by Girard's argument that love triangles are in fact...

  • Elizabeth Kelsey

    Department of English honors presentations bring collaboration to an often solitary pursuit

    It’s a sunny late April afternoon and Sanborn House’s Wren Room is packed to overflowing as Laura Bryn Sisson ’13 presents her short story collection, Fragile Bodies.

    Sisson is an honors student in the English department. Her work, she explains, explores “all that is strange and mysterious to me about reproduction, about family relationships,...