Upcoming Literary Events

"The 21st Century US Novel and the World: An Anatomy" - Speaker Gorden Hutner, UIUC
April 24, 20143:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Publication Workshop with Gordon Hutner, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Editor, Amer
April 25, 20149:00 AM - 5:00 PM

A Memorial Service for Joanna Lipking, Lecturer emerita in the English Department
April 28, 20144:00 PM - 7:00 PM

English Department News and Bulletins


Erkkila and McBride

Professor Betsy Erkkila received the Faculty Award for Service from the Northwestern University Graduate School at their 2014 awards dinner.

Secret History
Professor Chris Abani's newest book, The Secret History of Las Vegas, was reviewed in the January 24th, 2014 edition of the New York Times.

Read the review.

Song & Error
Averill Curdy's new book of poetry, Song & Error, was reviewed in the December 29, 2013 edition of the New York Times.

Read the review.

Abani investiture

Professor Chris Abani was invested as the Board of Trustees Professor of English
at a ceremony held on November 8th.

Undergrad Research Associate Professor Brian T. Edwards, has been selected by the Chicago Council on Global Affairs as one of 21 "Emerging Leaders" for its Class of 2015.

Read the full article here or here.

TLS Davis

Professor Tracy C. Davis's article, "Bram Stoker before Dracula," was published in the January 25th issue of the 2013 Times Literary Supplement.

This issue of TLS also featured a review of Professor Davis's most recent book, the The Broadview Anthology of Nineteenth-Century British Performance.

Undergrad Research

Click on the link to watch the video, presented by the Office of Undergraduate Research, of Professor Jules Law discussing the use of the techniques and methodologies of literary criticism to open up new ideas.

TLS Masten
Associate Professor Jeff Masten's article, "Bound for Germany: Heresy, sodomy, and a new copy of Marlowe's Edward II," was published in the December 21 & 28 issues of the 2012 Times Literary Supplement.

Mourning HappinessAssociate Professor Vivasvan Soni was awarded the 2012 MLA's Prize for a First Book for Mourning Happiness: Narrative and the Politics of Modernity.

Read the full press release.

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Undergrad English Notes

Graduate English Notes


Northwestern's English Department is an energetic, collegial community of distinguished scholars teaching and publishing in a wide range of literary, cultural, and creative fields, with a variety of disciplinary and methodological approaches.

With outstanding teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels, a newly-designed undergraduate major, and a cohesive Ph.D. program, the department combines the virtues of large scope and intimate scale to foster very close work between students and faculty. Read more

April 18, 2014