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    Bridging the Vista: 'Telling Stories for Social Change'

    by Jacob Maguire | 9/27/17 2:15am

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  • Nirvana Tanoukhi’s research and teaching focus on questions of scale, form, and critical thinking in 20th and 21st century world literature, with a focus on global Anglophone literature, the novel, literary and narrative theory, and aesthetics. In her current writing and pedagogy she asks: How does a work of literature like a novel, especially one from or about a "distant" place, establish a sense of context to ground an interpretation?  On what "scale" – geographic, social, linguistic, or...

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    Alexander Chee has been named the sixth recipient of the Paul Engle Prize, presented by the Iowa City UNESCO City of Literature organization.

    The prize, established in 2011, honors an...

  • Dartmouth News

    May 31, 2017
    Hannah Silverstein

    What began as an ordinary assignment for an English class became an opportunity for Kendall Christensen ’19 to showcase her research on a bigger stage.

    Christensen, who plans a major in English with a concentration in creative writing, had the chance to present her paper—originally written for Professor...

  •             William W. Cook died on Monday, May 15, 2017 in Lebanon, New Hampshire.  He was the Israel Evans Professor of Oratory and Belles Lettres Emeritus at Dartmouth College, where he also served as chair of the Departments of English and African and African American Studies.
                He was born the son of the Reverend Cleve Cook and Frances Cook in Trenton, New Jersey, on August 4, 1933.  Bill graduated at the head of his high school class in Trenton and was the...

  • Cancelled-Annual William W. Cook Lecture with James Tatum, Professor of Classics, Emeritus
    The Department of English is proud to honor William W. Cook, Israel Evans Professor of Oratory and Belles Lettres and Professor of English, Emeritus, each year with this lecture.

    Thursday, May 18, 2017
    04:30 PM - 06:00 PM
    Eastern Time (US & Canada)
    Location: Dartmouth 105

    James Tatum, the Aaron Lawrence Professor...

  • Department of English Honors Thesis Presentations
    The Department of English welcomes students, faculty, parents, and friends to its 2017 honors thesis presentations.
    Tuesday, May 09, 2017, 4:30 PM & Wednesday, May 10, 2017, 3:30 PM
    Location: Wren Room, Sanborn House

    Tuesday, May 9:

    4:30 Sara Holston “Merlin and the Process of Reintegration in Tellings and Retellings of Arthurian Legend...

  • The Department of English welcomes Aimee Phan, judge of this year's undergraduate creative writing prize submissions, to award the prizes and present a reading from her work.

    Thursday, May 11, 20174:30pm-6:00pmSanborn Library, Sanborn House Aimee Phan grew up in Orange County, California, and now teaches in the MFA Writing Program and Writing and Literature Program at California College of the Arts. A 2010 National Endowment of the Arts Creative Writing Fellow, Aimee...

  • Public Lecture: "The Bookshop of Black Queer Diaspora" by Roderick Ferguson

    The English Department welcomes Roderick Ferguson, U. of Illinois-Chicago, to campus as part of the 2017 Critical Race Studies Lecture Series.

    Wednesday, April 12, 20174:30pm-6:00pmMoore B03

    Roderick A. Ferguson is the co-director of the Racialized Body research cluster at UIC. Prior to his appointment there, he was professor of race and critical theory in the...

  • Reading with Author and Essayist Leslie Jamison

    The Department of English Poetry and Prose Series welcomes author and essayist Leslie Jamison to Sanborn House for a reading of her work (Q&A to follow).

    Thursday, April 6, 20174:30pm-6:00pmSanborn Library, Sanborn HouseSponsored by: English DepartmentIntended Audience(s): PublicCategories: Arts, Lectures & Seminars 

    Leslie Jamison was born in Washington DC and grew up in Los Angeles. Since then, she has lived in...