2016 News-Department of English - Carnegie Mellon University

2016 News

Friday, December 9, 2016

Former Faculty Member Gives Back to CMU Students

Co-founder and former co-director of the Communications Design Center, Siegel, who now runs a brand identity consultancy Siegelvision, gifted CMU English’s Alan and Gloria Siegel Awards for Professional Writing. Senior Emmett Eldred (CW, PW) took home this year’s first-prize. MORE
Thursday, December 1, 2016

Teaching Shakespeare

Michael Witmore and Peggy Knapp discussed Teaching Shakespeare at CMU.As part of “Teaching Shakespeare,” an event in celebration of the writer, Knapp and Witmore  discussed Shakespeare’s legacy in modern times and on CMU’s campus. The key point of this being Shakespeare’s constant metamorphosis.
 MORE
Friday, November 18, 2016

Students Publish "Confessions From Pittsburgh"

The book cover for Confessions from PittsburghProfessor Jane Bernstein's class is publishing a book of their work from curating the Museum of Broken Relationships Pittsburgh. MORE
Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Rhetoric, LCS Students Win Teaching Award

Mary Glavan and Juliann Reineke were the recipients of the 2016 English Department Graduate Student Teaching Award.PhD in Rhetoric student Mary Glavanand PhD in Literary and Cultural Studies student Juliann Reineke were the recipients of the 2016 English Department Graduate Student Teaching Award.
 MORE
Monday, October 31, 2016

University of Cambridge Accepts PhD in LCS Student Into Visiting Scholars Program

Pierce Williams was selected as a Visiting Scholar in Cambridge for fall 2017.PhD in LCS student Pierce Williams is selected as a Visiting Scholar at University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom for fall 2017. Williams will travel to Cambridge to attend specialist classes in history and science to enhance his dissertation, work with renowned scholars, and explore rare materials in the university’s archives. MORE
Wednesday, October 12, 2016

CMU Students Collecting Pieces of Broken Relationships

The infamous break-up Post-it note Carrie Bradshaw received in Sex in the City.At one point or another, we’ve all either been the Carrie Bradshaw on the receiving end of Sex and the City’s infamous break-up Post-it or the Jack Berger dishing it out. Whether through note, a neutral drifting apart or in the harrowing line, “It’s not me, it’s you,” we’ve all lost love. Carnegie Mellon University students are giving Pittsburghers the opportunity to release their own lost loves in the Museum of Broken Relationships- Pittsburgh. Through two classes, students are reaching out to the Pittsburgh community and asking for their stories and physical representations of broken relationships of any kind – familial, friendships, marriages or even with pets. MORE
Tuesday, October 4, 2016

I'm Not the Person You Know But the Guy That You See

Kevin Lee won first place in last year's Martin Luther King, Jr. Writing Awards with his poem.Senior electrical engineering major Kevin Lee won first place in the 2016 Martin Luther King, Jr. Writing Awards college poetry category. MORE
Monday, September 12, 2016

What English Department Faculty Did This Summer

Faculty members attended conferences this summer.Some of the English Department's instructors traveled the globe giving speeches, finishing pieces of writing and received grants to start new projects. Read on to find out who did what.
 MORE
Thursday, September 8, 2016

English Department Students Went Worldwide This Summer

Blake Chasen traveled to Rwanda as part of CMU's Project Rwanda.Stories on what some of our students did this summer. Including:  Project Rwanda, working with Hollywood movie stars and more! MORE
Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Q&A with City Theatre Company’s Clare Drobot

creative writing alumna clare drobot is the director of new play development at city theatre

The New York Times once described City Theatre Company as “Pittsburgh’s most innovative theater company.” As its Director of New Play Development, Clare Drobot (CW’05) is responsible for reading scripts submitted by writers and helping develop the company’s season of plays.

 MORE
Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Creative Writing Alumna Wins National Fiction Prize

creative writing alumna anne ray has won the national danahy fiction prize Anne Ray (CW ’00) has won the national Danahy Fiction Prize for her short story, “Please Repeat My Name.” The Danahy Fiction Prize is given annually for previously unpublished works of short fiction entries that are judged by “Tampa Review,” the faculty-edited literary journal of the University of Tampa.

 MORE
Friday, June 24, 2016

Career Guidance: New Course Explores Options, Helps Students Prepare

pathwaysIn the “Pathways: Dietrich College Career Exploration Seminar” mini course, students will meet alumni, learn about their career trajectories and use their stories to inspire their own professional development plans. The course will be led by English Department Special Faculty Member Jennifer Keating-Miller.

 MORE
Friday, June 24, 2016

Chris Warren Completes Ireland Fellowship Dedicated To Digital Humanities Project

associate professor of english christopher n. warren Associate Professor of English Christopher N. Warren recently completed a month-long fellowship at the National University of Ireland (NUI) Galway, where he worked on a new digital humanities project called “Distant Reading the ‘Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (ODNB).’”

 MORE
Thursday, June 23, 2016

Alumni Make Pittsburgh A Better Place Through The Sprout Fund

english department alumni cathy lewis long and ryan coon lead the sprout fund. Through their work at The Sprout Fund, English Department alumni Cathy Lewis Long (LCS, PW’91) and Ryan Coon (CW, English’06) are making Pittsburgh a better place to live, work and play.

 MORE
Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Dietrich College Honors Staff at Annual Luncheon

department of english staff at the Dietrich College Honors Staff at Annual Luncheon

Department of English Administrative Coordinator Eyona Bivins was honored for her 10 years of service and for being a member of the college's AIM Committee at the Dietrich College Staff Appreciation Luncheon.

 MORE
Thursday, June 16, 2016

Student-Athlete Carson Quiros Earns Perfect GPA

creative writing and professional writing major carson quiros earned a perfect gpa

Eighty student-athletes recorded a 4.0 grade-point average (GPA) for the semester, while 33 of them, including Carson Quiros, earned a 4.0 for the academic year. Quiros, who recently graduated, majored in creative writing and professional writing while playing on Carnegie Mellon's Women's Soccer team.

 MORE
Wednesday, June 15, 2016

From Carnegie Mellon To Simon & Schuster

chloe fraboni is an editor and author at Simon & Schuster Chloe Fraboni earned a bachelor’s degree in creative writing and English in 2011 and is now an editor and author at Simon & Schuster, which is home to acclaimed novelists, such as Stephen King, David McCullough, Jennifer Weiner and more.

 MORE
Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Creative Writing Major Improves Young Rwandan’s Technology Literacy

creative writing major blake chasen recently volunteered with CMU's Project Rwanda.

Carnegie Mellon University Fifth Year Scholar Blake Chasen recently returned home from a three-week trip to Rwanda where he volunteered with CMU’s student-run initiative, Project Rwanda. The project aims to make an impact in the education of young Rwandans by improving their technology literacy.

 MORE
Monday, June 6, 2016

LCS, Rhetoric Programs Present Research at Prestigious Conferences

this past semester, our lcs and rhetoric programs presented at prestigious conferences across the country.

This past semester, Ph.D. students, alumni and faculty from our Literary and Cultural Studies and Rhetoric Programs presented their research at highly regarded conferences in locations near and far from Pittsburgh to California.

 MORE
Monday, June 6, 2016

Johns Hopkins University Accepts LCS Masters Alumnus Into Ph.D. Program

This fall, Nathan Doherty (LCS’15) will experience a few firsts. He’ll begin his studies in Johns Hopkins University’s Ph.D. in English Literature Program and his first journal article will appear in the leading interdisciplinary law journal, “Law and Literature.”

This fall, Nathan Doherty (LCS’15) will experience a few firsts. He’ll begin his studies in Johns Hopkins University’s Ph.D. in English Literature Program and his first journal article will appear in the leading interdisciplinary law journal, “Law and Literature.”

 MORE
Thursday, May 26, 2016

Show and Tell: Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Grant at Work

While Earl Lewis was on campus to deliver the keynote speech at Carnegie Mellon University’s Commencement ceremony, he also had the opportunity to interact with the five A. W. Mellon Fellows in the Humanities, who include Department of English students Jessica Harrell, Susan Tanner and Pierce Williams.

While Earl Lewis was on campus to deliver the keynote speech at Carnegie Mellon University’s Commencement ceremony, he also had the opportunity to interact with the five A. W. Mellon Fellows in the Humanities, who include Department of English students Jessica Harrell, Susan Tanner and Pierce Williams.

 MORE
Monday, May 23, 2016

Phi Beta Kappa Inducts 12 English Department Students

Twelve Department of English seniors were among 65 students inducted into Carnegie Mellon University’s chapter of the Phi Beta Kappa Society (PBK) during Commencement weekend.

Twelve Department of English seniors were among 65 students inducted into Carnegie Mellon University’s chapter of the Phi Beta Kappa Society (PBK) during Commencement weekend.

 MORE
Friday, May 20, 2016

Congratulations, Class of 2016!

The 2016 English Department Diploma Ceremony took place on May 14 in McConomy Auditorium.

Approximately 350 family members and friends of the Class of 2016, as well as department faculty and staff, gathered in McConomy Auditorium on May 14 for the English Department's Diploma Ceremony.

 MORE
Friday, May 20, 2016

Ron Carlson Advises Young Writers To “Finish a Story as Well as You Can”

Award-winning novelist Ron Carlson met with Carnegie Mellon University Creative Writing students and said he takes his work very seriously.

Award-winning novelist Ron Carlson met with Carnegie Mellon University Creative Writing students while he was on campus to keynote the 2016 Adamson Student Writing Awards, which are sponsored by the Department of English.

 MORE
Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Ph.D. in LCS & Rhetoric Alumni Land Jobs at Civic Nonprofits

Non-academic career options are an increasingly exciting and fulfilling option for Ph.D. graduates. Take for example, recent graduates of Carnegie Mellon University’s English Department’s Ph.D. programs, Kurt Sampsel (LCS’15) and Matthew Zebrowski (Rhetoric’15), who are both pursuing nonprofit careers in civic engagement.

Non-academic career options are an increasingly exciting and fulfilling option for Ph.D. graduates. Take for example, recent graduates of Carnegie Mellon University’s English Department’s Ph.D. programs, Kurt Sampsel (LCS’15) and Matthew Zebrowski (Rhetoric’15), who are both pursuing nonprofit careers in civic engagement.

 MORE
Thursday, April 28, 2016

The Digital Music Revolution

Monday, April 11, 2016

Poetry From The Heart

Monday, March 28, 2016

Discover Dietrich

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Mentoring Matters

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Trading Places