Department of English - Carnegie Mellon University

Six Degrees of Francis Bacon

What if Sir Francis Bacon had been able to "friend" William Shakespeare on Facebook? The famous scientist and researcher's interactions with the playwright would have created a ... Read More »

The English Department is both inspired by the richness of the humanist tradition and dedicated to innovation. Our graduates enter careers in academia and the professions well-prepared to meet the changing needs of society with creativity, historical perspective, global awareness, and outstanding communication skills.

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Event Highlights

Thursday, September 11
Humanities Center Lecture  4:30 PM, PH 100
Michael Denning, Yale
"Decolonizing the Ear: The Reverberations of Vernacular Musics in the Era of Electrical Recording."

Tuesday, September 30
Adamson Visting Writer Series, 7:00 PM
Dean Bakopoulos
Location TBA

English Events Calendar

Faculty Books

Johnstone, BarbaraSpeaking Pittsburghese: The Story of a Dialect. Oxford University Press, 2013.

birth marks

(see other titles by English faculty)