The poetry in Charles Bernstein’s just-published collection, “Near/Miss,” defies convention in language and form. This is his 15th book of poetry.

Louisa Shepard

Writing with purpose

Students in Lorene Cary’s creative writing course focus on voting, midterm elections, and exploring the big questions of their generation.

Louisa Shepard

A medieval minute

For their 60-second lecture, English professor Emily Steiner and doctoral student Aylin Malcolm put a dramatic twist on medieval English.

Louisa Shepard

Exploring Shakespearian times in London

During an intensive interdisciplinary five-week course this summer, undergraduate students traveled to the heart of Elizabethan theater to gain an in-depth appreciation for the works of William Shakespeare where it all began.

Jill DiSanto

Crowding between the book covers

In her new book, English professor Emily Steinlight focuses on overpopulation as a central theme of 19th-century British novels.

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The Washington Post

At What Point Does Crying ‘Lynching’ Trivialize the Word?

Herman Beavers of the School of Arts and Sciences analyzed the problematic use of the word “lynching” to describe celebrities and politicians convicted in the court of public opinion. Beavers said that casual use of the term diminishes the long and brutal history of anti-black violence in the U.S.


PBS NewsHour

Brief but Spectacular: Imani Davis

English and Africana Studies major Imani Davis of New York City performed a #MeToo movement-inspired poem on the “Brief but Spectacular” segment of the “PBS NewsHour.”