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

16 English Department Majors Inducted into International English Honor Society

Carnegie Mellon's chapter of Sigma Tau Delta, Omega Tau, welcomed 16 new members into the International English Honors Society at its induction ceremony on April 28 in the Steinberg Auditorium.

Revisiting Geoffrey Chaucer During National Poetry Month

National Poetry Month is the perfect opportunity to revisit Geoffrey Chaucer – the  father of English literature who is also considered to be one of the greatest poets of the Middle Ages – and one of his most significant poems – the Prologue to the “Canterbury Tales.”

Four English Department Majors Named Dietrich College Honors Fellows

Four exceptional juniors from the English Department have been selected to be 2015-16 Dietrich College of Humanities and Social Sciences Honors Fellows. The Honors Fellowship Program – in its second year – is part of the college’s Senior Honors Program and is designed to give students a head start on their thesis development.

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Highlighted Events

Wednesday, May 6
Meeting of the Minds - Undergraduate Research Symposium - Read more!
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM, Cohon University Center

Friday, May 8
Posner Center Exhibit by LCS Ph.D. Student Matthew Lambert - Read more!
5:00 PM - 7:30 PM, Posner 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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