Department of English - Carnegie Mellon University

New Art, Conflict and Technology Course Travels to Northern Ireland

For most college students, spring break is a time for relaxation maybe on a beach or even catching up on projects that are due before the semester’s end. But this year 16 ... Read More »

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English Department News

Obituary: Hilary Masters Was an Acclaimed Writer and Beloved Professor

Hilary Masters, an acclaimed writer and beloved professor at Carnegie Mellon University, died Sunday, June 14. He was 87.

Classroom Salon To Help Boost Capacity of Computer Science Course

Classroom Salon, the social networking tool that taps the collective intelligence of online study groups, will be used as part of a multi-year, Google-funded project to boost the capacity of a popular Carnegie Mellon University introductory computer science course.

From Shakespeare to Torture Memos

Christopher N. Warren’s New Book Tells International Law’s Neglected Literary Story

A new book by Carnegie Mellon University’s Christopher N. Warren discloses how a Bush Administration lawyer misinterpreted cultural history to justify War on Terror activities such as waterboarding and secret prisons.

Advancing Technology Education at CMU and Beyond

Approaches to teaching and learning in higher education are changing faster than ever before – and technology is playing a major role in this process.

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Highlighted Events

Dissertation Defense: Julie Bowman, Ph.D. in LCS Candidate
Friday, July 10, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m, Baker Hall 255 B, the Swank Room
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CMU CrossWalk - Young Adult Fiction Workshop and Lecture
Saturday, August 1, 11 a.m. - 3:00 p.m, Danforth Lounge, Cohen University Center
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Faculty Books

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

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