George Stade (1933-2019)

Thursday, March 7, 2019

The Department of English and Comparative Literature is saddened by the passing of our longtime colleague George Stade, on February 26, 2019

Hannah Weaver Announced as New Junior Medievalist

Friday, February 22, 2019

The Department is delighted to announce that Hannah Weaver will be joining us this fall as our new junior medievalist. Weaver's doctoral studies at Harvard University focus on early medieval writing in French. Her thesis project explores the instability of the past in twelfth- and thirteenth-century French and English historiographical manuscripts, with a special focus on the Brut tradition.

Jenny Davidson's "Reading Jane Austen" named a CHOICE Outstanding Academic Title for 2018.

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

In this deft study, Davidson provides fascinating details about how Austen’s novels were written and the world in which they were composed so modern readers might enjoy them even more.

Matthew Hart Awarded Lenfest Distinguished Faculty Award

Friday, January 25, 2019

We are delighted to announce that Matt Hart has been named as one of the eight new awardees of the Lenfest Distinguished Faculty Award.

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.