Department of English - Carnegie Mellon University

Six Degrees of Francis Bacon Launches

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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.

English Department News

Distinguished Rhetoric Scholar Edward Schiappa Speaks at Colloquium

On Jan. 28, Edward Schiappa gave a lecture entitled, "In What Ways Shall We Say Mathematics is Rhetorical?" at Carnegie Mellon University.

Creative Writing Alumni Take On Hollywood

There is a good chance that your favorite TV show or movie has a connection to Carnegie Mellon University’s English Department. From “Toy Story” to the hottest sci-fi television hits, creative writing alumni are writing, producing and directing.

Trading Places

Jim Daniels is teaching a nonfiction writing course called “Life Writing” and another course in which he works closely with creative writing students as they complete their senior projects. But, you won’t find Daniels at CMU.

Three Andrew W. Mellon Fellows in the English Department Selected

Congratulations to English Department students Jessica Harrell, Susan Tanner and Pierce Williams who were among the selected Andrew W. Mellon fellows!

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Highlighted Events

Paul Mellon Distinguished Professorship Ceremony Honoring David Kaufer
Thursday, February 11, 4:00 p.m., Posner Center

Visiting Writers Series Presenting Emily Pettit
Monday, February 15, 4:30 p.m., The Glad, BH 260

LCS Colloquium Series: Working Papers
Monday, February 22, 4:30 p.m.-6:00 p.m., Swank Room, BH 255B

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Faculty Books

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

Literature and the Law of Nations Book Cover