News & Events

  •             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...

  • The Department of English is pleased to announce that Professor Vievee Francis is the 2017 recipient of the Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award for her book Forest Primeval (Northwestern University Press, 2016). Professor Francis joined the faculty in the summer of 2016 and teaches creative writing and poetry courses. She describes her work in this way, "My primary interest is in poetics, particularly in how poetry is made and the value of such deliberate creative practice. I want to know...

  • Public Lecture: "Black Life/Schwarz-Sein" by Alexander Weheliye, Northwestern
    The English Department welcomes Alexander Weheliye, Professor of African American Studies, Northwestern University, to campus as part of the Critical Race Studies lecture series.
    Friday, February 24, 2017
    03:30 PM - 05:00 PM
    Eastern Time (US & Canada)
    Location: 041 Haldeman (Kreindler Conference Hall)
    Sponsored by:...

  • The Department of English and Creative Writing welcomed novelist and essayist Alexander Chee to its faculty in July, 2016. He is the author of the novels Edinburgh (Welcome Rain, 2001; Picador, 2002) and The Queen of the Night (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2016), named one of Buzzfeed's 24 best fiction books...

  • As part of his work on the history of Dartmouth's "Membooks" in English 29: American Prose, Alex Liebowitz '19 wrote this blogpost for the Rauner Special Collections Library. Please click here to read it: