Department of English - Carnegie Mellon University

LCS Ph.D. Candidate Places Second in Three Minute Thesis ...

On April 5, Literary and Cultural Studies Ph.D. candidate Juliann Reineke went up against nine other finalists from departments across campus who presented their doctoral ... Read More »

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English Department News

Phi Beta Kappa Inducts 12 English Department Students

Twelve Department of English seniors were among 65 students inducted into Carnegie Mellon University’s chapter of the Phi Beta Kappa Society (PBK) during Commencement weekend.

Congratulations, Class of 2016!

On May 14, Department of English graduates and their families and friends, as well as facutly and staff, gathered for the presentation of diplomas to the Class of 2016.

Ron Carlson Advises Young Writers To “Finish a Story as Well as You Can”

Award-winning novelist Ron Carlson met with Carnegie Mellon University Creative Writing students and gave the keynote speech at the Adamson Student Writing Awards ceremony, an annual celebration of writing.

English Department TEL Project Receives Simon ProSEED Grant

Carnegie Mellon University’s ProSEED grant program will fund nine new technology-enhanced learning (TEL) projects designed to improve education for CMU students while advancing our understanding of how humans learn. One of the projects will be led by English Department faculty members Suguru Ishizaki, David Kaufer, Necia Werner and Danielle Wetzel.

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highlighted events

Jim Daniels Speaking at an Evening of Oakland Storytelling
June 10, 6p, The Western Pennsylvania School for Blind Children
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Kristina Straub's Will & Jane Exhibit Opens
August 6, The Folger Shakespeare Library, Washington D.C.
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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