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

The Digital Music Revolution

Through Listening Spaces, a project under Carnegie Mellon University’s Center for the Arts in Society’s (CAS) Media Initiative, The English Department's Richard Purcell, along with Richard Randall explored the ethical, political and cultural significance of the digital music revolution. A new book, “21st Century Perspectives on Music, Technology, and Culture,” expands on the project.

Meet the Newest Members of Phi Sigma Iota

This spring, two students from Carnegie Mellon University’s Department of English were inducted into Phi Sigma Iota. The prestigious international honor society recognizes the achievements of outstanding students in academic fields related to foreign languages, literatures and cultures.

Five English Dept. Majors Named Dietrich College Honors Fellows

Eleven outstanding juniors have been named 2016-2017 Dietrich College of Humanities and Social Sciences Honors Fellows, including five English Department majors. Part of the college’s Senior Honors Program, the Honors Fellowship Program is designed to give students a head start on their thesis development.

Creative Writing Major To Speak at Carnegie Mellon Commencement, May 15

This year’s Carnegie Mellon Commencement student speaker is Sophie Rose Zucker, a member of the Science and Humanities Scholars Program who will be receiving a bachelor’s degree in chemistry with University Honors and a bachelor’s degree in creative writing with College Honors.

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Highlighted Events

Adamson Student Writing Awards
Friday, April 29, 8p, Adamson Wing, BH 136
Dissertation Defense: Kate Holterhoff (LCS)
Monday, May 2, 1p, Swank Room (BH 255B)
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English Dept. Diploma Ceremony
Saturday, May 14, 2p, McConomy Auditorium
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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