T. Austin Graham awarded 2018 NEH Fellowship

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Congratulations to Austin Graham, who has been awarded a 2018 National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Fellowship. Prof. Graham's book project. "The Unknowing of American History: Past, Present, and the Historical Novel in the U.S.", sets out to explore historical ignorance in American historical fiction.

The Virgil Thomson Award for Outstanding Music Criticism recognizes Brent Hayes Edwards for his book, Epistrophies: Jazz and the Literary Imagination

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

The Virgil Thomson Award for Outstanding Music Criticism in the pop music field recognizes Brent Hayes Edwards for his book, Epistrophies: Jazz and the Literary Imagination, published by Harvard University Press. The book explores the fertile interface between art-making and performance through case studies in jazz literature―both writings informed by music and the surprisingly large body of writing by jazz musicians themselves.

Professor Sharon Marcus Featured in WLIW21 books program on "Authors and their Homes."

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

VIDEO - From 'To Kill a Mockingbird' to 'A Tree Grows in Brooklyn', authors from all eras have pulled from their hometown experiences to create great literature. Hosted by Meredith Vieira, this program explores how the hometowns of great authors have influenced their writing and their stories.

Rita Charon to deliver the 2018 NEH Jefferson Lecture

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

The Department is proud to announce that alumna Rita Charon will deliver the 2018 National Endowment for the Humanities Jefferson Lecture in October.