Department of English - Carnegie Mellon University

English Alumna Wins Major Poetry Prize

Marci Calabretta has won the 2015 Donald Hall Prize for Poetry. Part of the Association of Writers & Writing Programs Award Series, the award is given annually for excellent new ... Read More »

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English Department News

MA in LCS Alum’s First Book Examines 1950s Nostalgia

Master of Arts in Literary and Cultural Studies Alum Michael Dwyer’s first book “Back to the Fifties: Nostalgia, Hollywood Film and Popular Music of the Seventies and Eighties” is not your usual coffee table read looking at 1950s nostalgia.

Meet the New Assistant Dean for Educational Initiatives

Jennifer Keating-Miller has joined the Dietrich College of Humanities and Social Sciences as the new assistant dean for educational initiatives.

Danielle Pieratti Wins National Poetry Award

The Idaho Prize for Poetry has selected “Fugitives,” a manuscript by Creative Writing alumna Danielle Pieratti (CMU’00), as its 2015 winner.

A Safe and Creative Space To Share Difficult Stories

Since 1999, Carnegie Mellon University has encouraged Pittsburgh-area high school and college students to write poetry and prose pieces about how discrimination has affected their lives.

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Highlighted Event

Rhetoric Colloquium Series with Karen Tracy
Thursday, November 5, 4:30pm, Baker Hall 255B, the Swank Room
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Faculty Books

Warren, Christopher. Literature and the Law of Nations, 1580-1680. Oxford University Press, 2015.

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