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Spring 2019 English Department Newsletter

The Spring 2019 edition of the newsletter is now online! You can view the PDF here or visit the Newsletters section of this website to view it along with past newsletters. This edition summarizes department news and events from the 2018-19 academic year, with a look forward to fall 2019… Continue Reading: Spring 2019 English Department Newsletter

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Entanglements: A Conference on the Intersections of Poetry, Science, and Art May 13-16

The 2019 Reynolda Conference at Wake Forest University, Entanglements: A Conference on the Intersections of Poetry, Science, and Art, will bring together a diverse range of 10 leading poets, scientists, artists, and scholars from around the world whose work and/or teaching engages with transdisciplinary investigations into shared principles and methods in literature,… Continue Reading: Entanglements: A Conference on the Intersections of Poetry, Science, and Art May 13-16

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English Department 2018-19 Student Awards

Majors, minors, and graduate students in the English department were recognized at the annual awards reception on April 24, 2019 in the Magnolia Room.   ENGLISH DEPARTMENT AWARD RECIPIENTS 2018-2019   Robert N. Shorter Medieval Prize: Andrew Murphy Robert N. Shorter was the principal medievalist in the English department for 41 years. Professor… Continue Reading: English Department 2018-19 Student Awards

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George Saunders to speak on campus April 10

George Saunders, author of Lincoln in the Bardo and recipient of the 2017 Man Booker Prize, will give a reading on Wake Forest University’s campus on April 10, 2019. His visit is made possible by a generous gift from the family of alumna Betty Jo Beeson Fitzpatrick ’50 to the… Continue Reading: George Saunders to speak on campus April 10

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Irish poet Paul Muldoon to give a reading at Wake Forest

The English Department’s Dean Family Speaker Series and the Wake Forest University Press present an evening with poet Paul Muldoon at 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 28, in the Porter Byrum Welcome Center on Wake Forest’s campus. This event is free and open to the public. It is not ticketed… Continue Reading: Irish poet Paul Muldoon to give a reading at Wake Forest

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Paul Stasi to give a talk on James Joyce on March 20

Paul Stasi, Associate Professor of English at the University at Albany, SUNY, will give a talk for the English graduate program on James Joyce’s Ulysses on Wednesday, March 20, in DeTamble Auditorium. This talk is free and open to the public. Stasi is the author of Modernism, Imperialism and the… Continue Reading: Paul Stasi to give a talk on James Joyce on March 20

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Matthew Rubery talk on March 4: “Confessions of a Synesthetic Reader”

  Professor Matthew Rubery of Queen Mary University of London will give a lecture titled “The Confessions of a Synesthetic Reader” for the campus community and the public on Monday, March 4.    The talk will take place at 3:30 p.m. on Monday, March 4 in DeTamble Auditorium, Tribble Hall… Continue Reading: Matthew Rubery talk on March 4: “Confessions of a Synesthetic Reader”

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Author Danielle Dutton to give a reading on February 21

Join us for a reading by Danielle Dutton at 6 p.m. on Thursday, February 21 in the ZSR Library Auditorium (Room 404). Danielle Dutton is the author of Attempts at a Life, SPRAWL (a finalist for the 2011 Believer Book Award), and Margaret the First, named a best book of… Continue Reading: Author Danielle Dutton to give a reading on February 21

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Dean Franco to speak on his upcoming book The Border and the Line on February 12, 2019

English literature professor Dean Franco will give a talk on his new book The Border and the Line: Race, Literature, and Los Angeles on Tuesday, February 12, 2019, in the ZSR Library Auditorium. The Border and the Line will be available from Stanford University Press in January 2019. This talk will be open… Continue Reading: Dean Franco to speak on his upcoming book The Border and the Line on February 12, 2019

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Nine students honored with induction into Sigma Tau Delta

This fall, nine students were inducted into Wake Forest University’s Sigma Omega chapter of Sigma Tau Delta, the international English honors society. Students honored with Sigma Tau Delta induction are junior or senior English or Writing majors/minors who are in the top 35 percent of their graduating class. English department… Continue Reading: Nine students honored with induction into Sigma Tau Delta

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