Dec 13, 2021
How a dispute over pandemic-era funding for graduate education is putting the entire department’s future at risk.


January 3, 2019
A decline in the English major is a crisis not of marketing but rather of public imagination, argues Jennifer Clifton.
November 15, 2018
In her book, Susan Harlan imagines sitting down with literature's favorite characters to learn more about their interior decorating sense.
September 17, 2018
Julie Schumacher resurrects Jason Fitger for a -- slightly -- more sentimental sequel to 'Dear Committee Members.' This time, the English department at fictional Payne U. faces a battle for its soul.
August 30, 2018
New study from the MLA says English and other modern language Ph.D.s from 1996 to 2010 are mostly working in academe, and many have managed to earn tenured faculty positions, but their career outcomes demand further study.
July 18, 2018
Report documents decline in numbers of majors but growth in new tracks. Of the specializations within major, writing is doing relatively well, and literature not so much.
June 29, 2018
Author discusses new book about close reading in the era of Twitter, "fake news" and denigration of the liberal arts.
May 29, 2018
Rift among feminist scholars raises issue of how Me Too movement plays out when accused has been important voice in Latino literature -- and may be facing more criticism than white authors accused of worse.
May 24, 2018
Several of novelist Philip Roth's books called out academics as misguided, hyper-political or overtly ambitious. But professors say he was happy to be taught at colleges.
May 22, 2018
Jonathan Zimmerman considers the late writer's fiction and nonfiction on the subject.
March 7, 2018
Nonprofit [email protected] brings literature discussions led by professors to the workplace.


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