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

2015 Adamson Student Writing Awards Winners

Pulitzer-winning poet, Tracy K. Smith, presented the Department of English’s Adamson Student Writing Awards on April 30. She also served as the keynote speaker.

Class of 2015: Highly Interdisciplinary Graduates

On May 16, Department of English graduates, their families and friends, faculty, and staff gathered in McConomy Auditorium for the presentation of diplomas to the Class of 2015.

Meeting of the Minds Turns 20

Thanksgiving break during her sophomore year at Carnegie Mellon, Abby Botnick sits in a movie theater with her younger sister. And she’s furious.

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Highlighted Event

Ongoing Exhibit
“Washington Irving: Sketches of an Emerging Author and Nation”
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM, M-F, Posner Center
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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

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